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2012-08-21 06:27:42

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Neuroscience Institute, a recognized Center of Excellence, and CBR (Cord Blood Registry), the world's largest stem cell bank, are launching the first FDA-approved clinical trial to assess the use of a child's own cord blood stem cells to treat select patients with autism. This first-of-its-kind placebo controlled study will evaluate the ability of an infusion of cord blood stem cells to help improve language and behavior. The study is...

2012-08-17 02:21:41

HONG KONG, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("the Company") today announced its plan to release financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, after market close in the US. The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, August 23, 2012 to discuss its financial performance and give a brief overview of the Company's recent developments, followed by a question and answer...

2012-08-15 02:25:32

HONG KONG, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), the first and largest cord blood banking operator in China, and Cordlife Group Limited (CLGL.SP) ("Cordlife"), a cord blood and tissue banking service provider listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited ("SGX-ST"), are fostering a close strategic partnership to offer umbilical cord blood storage services for expectant parents across Asia....

2012-08-14 02:29:04

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (www.cordblood-america.com) (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI) ("CBAI" or the "Company") today announced that revenues for the second quarter of 2012 increased by 26 percent to $1.80 million compared to $1.43 million in the same period last year. Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2012 increased 16 percent to $3.36 million compared to $2.89 million in the comparable period in 2011. "The financial results we issued today are a...

2012-08-03 01:09:25

Giving antibiotics before cesarean section surgery rather than just after the newborn´s umbilical cord is clamped cuts the infection rate at the surgical site in half, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. “We followed more than 8,000 women over an eight-year period, and our findings support giving antibiotics just before a cesarean section to prevent infections,” says infectious disease specialist...

2012-07-31 02:28:22

HONG KONG, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), China's leading provider of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing, and stem cell storage services, today announced that the Company has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission its Annual Report on Form 20-F, which included audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. The Form...

2012-07-20 11:44:22

A study comparing whether endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) derived from human placenta or those derived from human umbilical cord blood are more proliferative and better for forming new blood vessels has found that ECFCs derived from human placenta are more vasculogenic. The study, carried out by researchers at the Indiana School of Medicine, is published in a recent issue of Cell Medicine and is freely available on-line at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/cm....

2012-07-16 23:03:05

Management Predicts that Cord Blood Industry Stalwarts ViaCord and CBR (aka "Cord Blood Registry") Will Soon Follow Suit New York, NY (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 After KKR invested $65 million in China Cord Blood in April, investors again began to take notice of this small but rapidly growing industry. One cord blood banking upstart, Americord Registry, meanwhile quietly continues to gain traction and take market share from the leading cord blood companies. While many cord blood companies...

2012-07-16 10:21:04

Your genes determine much about you, but environment can have a strong influence on your genes even before birth, with consequences that can last a lifetime. In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers have for the first time shown that the environment experienced in the womb defines the newborn epigenetic profile, the chemical modifications to DNA we are born with, that could have implications for disease risk later in life. Epigenetic tagging of genes by a chemical...

2012-07-13 10:22:45

LAS VEGAS, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (www.cordblood-america.com) (OTC-BB: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and internationally, today announced that it has filed a Preliminary Proxy Statement, Schedule 14A, with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov). As detailed in its July 9, 2012 press release, the successful negotiation of the...