Category Archives: Stem Cell Research

Canada’s First National Cord Blood Bank Opened

September 30th saw the opening of Canada’s first national cord blood bank and the first donations of umbilical cord blood, a rich source of stem cells. This is good news. These cord blood stem cells are not embryonic stem cells … Continue reading

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Umbilical cord blood stem cells: An Ethical source of stem cells

Canada’s First National Cord Blood Bank Opened September 30th saw the opening of Canada’s first national cord blood bank and the first donations of umbilical cord blood, a rich source of stem cells. As Elizabeth Payne reported in her October … Continue reading

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Adult stem cell therapy could offer hope to heart attack patients

Heart attacks strike about 70 000 Canadians annually, and some patients experience scarring after treatment. “Scar tissue leads to stretching of the heart and that leads to consequences, including heart failure and early death,” according to Dr. Duncan Stewart, CEO … Continue reading

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Promising treatment with stem cells from umbilical cord blood

Infantile Cerebral Palsy Treated With Stem Cells  A boy known as L.B. is the first child with infantile cerebral palsy to be successfully treated with stem cells from his own umbilical cord blood, according to the German doctors who performed … Continue reading

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Medical treatments Use Patients’ Own Stem Cells

A girl born without a windpipe has received a new one grown from stem cells—not embryonic stem cells, but her own. According to Lindsey Tanner’s April 30th Associated Press article “Canadian-Korean girl, 2, is youngest ever to get windpipe from … Continue reading

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