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2011-12-27 19:00:00

First and Only Umbilical Cord Blood Processing and Cryogenic Storage Laboratory in Miami Aims to Increase Stem Cell Awareness by Expanding into other Latin American Countries. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 GeneCell International, an international leader in the processing and preservation of umbilical cord blood stem cells, announced today the expansion of its services into four additional Latin American markets. The company, with its corporate headquarters located in Miami,...

2011-12-13 12:59:53

A therapy involving a natural compound may improve the ability of stem cells from umbilical cord blood to engraft in patients receiving a stem cell transplant for cancer or other diseases, a phase I clinical trial led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists indicates. Details of the trial (abstract 653), which involved 12 patients who underwent reduced-intensity chemotherapy and then received a transplant of cord blood stem cells treated with the compound FT1050, will be presented at...

2011-12-12 13:23:11

Technique expands scarce resources used for cord blood transplant procedure A new method to boost the number of immune cells in umbilical cord blood prior to cord blood transplants for cancer patients appears to lead to a quicker rebuilding of a new immune system in the patient's body than with a conventional cord blood transplant procedure, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented today at the 53rd American...

2011-11-17 10:26:32

Researchers have identified a potential marker for leukemic relapse The development of simple tests to predict a leukemic relapse in young patients is a step closer thanks to researchers from the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center and the University of Montreal. Approximately 20 percent of young leukemia patients who are treated with stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood will experience leukemic relapse. The researchers' findings, published recently in Blood,...


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