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Institute of Medicine advisory: Cord blood stem cells
Stem cells from umbilical cord
blood are used to treat a number of diseases, but ...em for collecting, storing, and allocating donated cord
blood is fragmented and less efficient than it could be. ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL CORD BLOOD BANK PR...
NMDP welcomes IOM recommendation for fully integrated cord blood system
...gram (NMDP), the largest national registry of both cord
blood and adult donors, agreed with the Institute ...mendation today calling for an integrated national cord
blood and adult donor program and applauded the recommendation to fully fund that program. The IOM r...
Researchers identify marker of heart disease in low-birthweight babies
...hns Hopkins, and colleagues analyzed the umbilical cord
blood of 163 infants born at 28 or more weeks of gestational age at Johns Hopkins Hospital between January 3 and September 27, 2000. Nineteen percent of the babies were found to have enriched levels of apolipoprotein C-1 bound up in the high density...
Football is a pain in the neck
...a Football lineman Al Lucas from a presumed spinal cord
injury sustained during a match. "Football, hockey and soccer are three of the most popular contact sports in North America," says Dr. Scott Delaney--Research Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the McGill University Health Centre (MU...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 57th annual meeting
...ain is a common and dreaded complication of spinal cord
injury, and has proven very hard to treat. Researc... centrally generated neuropathic pain after spinal cord
injury. It reduced pain by about 25 percent versus placebo. Its effects were seen within one week, a...
OHSU study finds ginkgo beneficial for MS symptoms
...neuroprotective effects in animal models of spinal cord
injury. It also has terpene-lactones that block a substance known as platelet activitating factor, which is important in regulating blood vessel function as well as the mediating inflammation and the sticking of inflammatory cells to blood vessels. M...
Connecting to cure spinal cord injury
..., Mich. An estimated 247,000 people have a spinal cord
injury in the United States and about 11,000 new cases occur each year, but a "cure" for this catastrophic injury remains elusive. Nevertheless, new science is raising the hope that one day a cure for SCI will be within reach. To address controversia...
Liverpool placenta study could save lives
...is the injection of oxytocin through the umbilical cord
directly into the placenta. Patients will receive ... baby has already been delivered and the umbilical cord
cut, it will have no effect on the baby. Patients having their babies in one of the research sites ...
News tips from the journal of Neuroscience
...This week, Keirstead et al. show that after spinal cord
injury in the rat, neuronal loss is compounded by the loss of oligodendrocytes both near and distant from the injury site. Using a 42 d protocol, the authors differentiated the H7 hESC line into OPCs. They then transplanted the oligodendrocyte progen...
OHSU study says national injury prevention program working
...unteer for ThinkFirst, a national brain and spinal cord
injury prevention program with its Oregon chapter ...rgeons, concerned about a high incidence of spinal cord
and traumatic brain injuries, recruited E. Fletcher Eyster, M.D., of Pensacola, Fla., and Clark Watt...
Surgery to treat vocal-cord spasms shows high success rate
...tinued to provide long-lasting resolution of vocal cord
spasms and voice breaks in a majority of patients," said Chhetri. "This suggests the procedure will expand as an important therapeutic technique for treating spasmodic dysphonia." "Our next step will be to recruit and study more patients to better u...
New test for early detection of prostate cancer shows promise
...two patients), kidney cancer (one patient), spinal cord
injury (seven patients) and noncancerous prostate inflammation (two patients), and 16 healthy individuals. The study was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh while Getzenberg was a member of its faculty. The researchers found that EPCA levels w...
Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells
...reserved if they receive stem cells from umbilical cord
blood before symptoms of the disease develop, acco...s add to the growing body of evidence showing that cord
blood can save children with other fatal "lysosomal storage diseases," each of which stems from a sp...
Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder
... the study adds to a growing body of evidence that cord
blood can save children with other "lysosomal storage diseases." These include more than 45 diseases, such as Krabbe's disease, Hurler syndrome, Adrenoleukodystrophy, metachromatic leukodystrophy, Tay-Sachs disease, Sandhoff disease and a host of oth...
Federal NIH office clears Ohio State research program
... COLUMBUS , Ohio An Ohio State University spinal cord
injury training program that has been targeted by ...review and the described performance of the spinal cord
injury study to be consistent with the provisions of the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care...
Corticosteroids do not help head injuries
...ful. Corticosteroids are also used to treat spinal cord
injury and given the CRASH trial results this practice should be urgently re-evaluated. Other widely used treatments for head injuries should also be properly evaluated in large-scale trials. The longstanding neglect of trauma care research is a scan...
3D atlas will help navigate the spinal cord
...e a three-dimensional (3D) atlas of the rat spinal cord
over the next two years. Christopher Reeve met w...geographic map to a traveller, a map of the spinal cord
is needed by scientists studying the spinal cord
of humans. Currently the principal animal for spina...
Researchers shed new light on cause of bedsores and other chronic wounds
...ing home residents, and up to 39 percent of spinal cord
injury patients in the United States. Chronic wounds can lead to widespread infections and limb amputations, says Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Dermatology and Microbiology at NYU School of Medicine, the study's lead author. St...
Jefferson neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists wrap radiation around spine for cancer pain relief
...create a very high dose of radiation and leave the cord
untouched," says Dr. Andrews, who is director of t... of this technology is more rapid relief of spinal cord
pain and more rapid disease control."...
Neural cell transplants fight immune attack in mice with multiple sclerosis
...he immune attacks that damage the brain and spinal cord
tissues. The study, funded in part by the National...ring ways to repair the damage of brain and spinal cord
tissues during the course of the immune attack in MS. Evidence suggests that the body successfully r...
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