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Young Pioneers Test Cord Blood’s Power to Heal

Saturday, April 2, 2011 By: Kate Hagan, The Sydney (Australia) Morning News Australian children with cerebral palsy will be offered a pioneering treatment using their own umbilical cord blood to provide some of the world's first evidence about its effectiveness at repairing damaged brain tissue. Researchers are seeking ethics approval for a trial at Melbourne's

First Adult Stem Cells from Friedreich’s Ataxia Patients Give Hope for New Treatment

Friday, January 14, 2011 By: Tim Dean, Australian Life Scientist Australian scientists have produced the first adult induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with Friedreich's Ataxia, giving hope for a possible new treatment. Researchers at the Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR) and the University of Melbourne have for the first time created adult induced