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2014-04-18 11:24:08

The development of stem cell therapies to cure a variety of diseases depends on the ability to characterize stem cell populations based on cell surface markers. Researchers from the Finnish Red Cross have discovered a new marker that is highly expressed in a type of stem cells derived from human umbilical cord blood, which they describe in an article in BioResearch Open Access, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the BioResearch...

2014-04-17 10:32:57

Changing where a newborn baby is held before its umbilical cord is clamped could lead to improved uptake in hospitals of delayed cord clamping, leading to a decreased risk of iron deficiency in infancy, according to new results published in The Lancet. Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord until around two minutes after birth allows for blood to pass from the mother's placenta to the baby, and has previously been shown to reduce the risk of iron deficiency in infancy. However, current...

2014-04-14 16:25:26

Americord Raises Standards of Customer Service in Cord Blood Industry NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Banking leader Americord today published a bill of rights it believes every cord blood banking client should expect to receive from their cord blood bank. Encompassing information as well as service, the "Cord Blood Banking Bill of Rights" covers fundamental issues such as transparency and equitable pricing and ensures that clients who are storing their cord...

2014-04-14 04:20:35

Bank's donation brings Canadian Blood Services another step closer to meeting growing demand for stem cells in Canada OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - A life-saving national public stem cell bank will soon become a reality thanks to a generous $300,000 donation from CIBC. The donation will support Canadian Blood Services' Campaign For All Canadians, helping to raise funds towards the establishment of a national public cord blood bank in Canada. The demand for blood stem cells in...

2014-04-11 12:23:51

DUBLIN, Apr. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qsm3wn/cord_blood ) has announced the addition of the "Cord Blood Banking Services Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Stem cells are capable of producing all the three types of blood cells produced in human body i.e. red blood cells, platelets and white...

2014-04-08 12:31:24

Funds Will Support the Advancement of Cutting Edge Stem Cell Research Worldwide NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord announced today the launch of its corporate giving program, which will support research focused on the therapeutic uses of stem cells from umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and placenta tissue. In addition to ongoing and future clinical trials focused on a broad array of diseases, conditions, and injuries, Americord's corporate giving program may also fund...

2014-04-01 20:21:51

DUBLIN, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7vkq8r/global_stem_cell) has announced the addition of the "Global Stem Cell Umbilical Cord Blood (UCB) Market - Size, Share, Global Trends, Analysis, Opportunities, Growth, Intelligence and Forecast to 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7vkq8r/global_stem_cell ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 )...

2014-03-31 08:30:29

Company Generates Record Cash Flow from Operations of $500,000, up 509% LAS VEGAS, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (www.cordblood-america.com) (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI) ("CBAI" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013. Full Year Ended December 31, 2013 Highlights -- Recurring revenues increased approximately 14% to $3.05 million for the year ended 2013, which represents 51% of total revenue. --...

2014-03-27 08:35:22

25% of all the stem cell units released for use by CBR have been collected under their free access initiative SAN BRUNO, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stem cells derived from cord blood are a treatment option for families affected by certain types of cancer, immune system disorders, and genetic diseases. Yet, the overwhelming majority of families are not storing cord blood for family use or donating to a public bank due to a lack of awareness regarding the medical...

2014-03-24 12:29:54

Americord's Quality Guarantee Remains the Highest in the Industry, Topping Cord Blood Stem Cell Banks ViaCord and CBR NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, less than two years after Americord implemented the highest ever quality guarantee in the cord blood banking industry at $80,000, the company has announced that it is increasing its guarantee to $90,000. Like other leading cord blood banks, Americord offers a quality guarantee to provide financial assistance to clients...