Study Finds Cord Blood Stem Cells Could Help Repair Brain Injury in Newborns

Study Finds Cord Blood Stem Cells Could Help Repair Brain Injury in Newborns

A mice study has found that cord blood stem cells, stem cells derived from the umbilical cord, can protect nerve cells from injury caused before birth. The results give positive reinforcement to the push for more cell therapies as potential therapeutic alternatives to treating neurological conditions caused by brain injury, … read more

Mice with Friedreich’s Ataxia Experience Nerve Cell Repair After Bone Marrow Transplants

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A study has found that bone marrow transplants can restore nerve cell damage in mice with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), forming new nerve cells and improving movement. FA is a genetic disorder caused by an FXN gene mutation for frataxin. Frataxin is a protein that allows the mitochondria in cells to … read more

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