Umbilical cord blood – a cure for autism?

An estimated 1 in 100 children(1) in the UK have some form of autism and currently four times more boys are diagnosed with the condition than girls.(2) Autism is a spectrum disorder meaning that the symptoms are broad and vary greatly in severity. However they include...

No more fillings – tooth cavities can be repaired by stem cells

In the UK over four fifths of the population have at least one filling. Fillings are required to plug cavities caused by an acidic compound that is released by the bacteria in our mouths. Over time a tooth’s dentine (the bony tissue that makes up the bulk of the white...
French court allows parents to store their baby’s stem cells

French court allows parents to store their baby’s stem cells

In a landmark ruling this week, a French court granted permission for a pregnant couple to store their baby’s stem cells. The parents argued that due to a family history of terminal illness and other serious hereditary diseases, they should be able to keep the stem...

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