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Hong Kong stem cell trial gives spinal patients hope

The Australian (AFP) ~ June 26, 2013 A RESEARCHER into severe spinal cord injuries said trials for stem-cell therapy showed groundbreaking results in helping immobile patients walk again. After progress in a second round of tests using stem cells to regrow nerve fibres, the China Spinal Cord Injury Network (ChinaSCINet) has applied for regulatory approval

Possible New Cord Cell Treatment for Cerebral Palsy

New umbilical cord blood cell-based treatments may offer hope for people living with cerebral palsy, notes an article in regional newspaper The Australian. Researchers gave 30 children with cerebral palsy a special treatment course, which included donated umbilical cord blood cells, for six months. As noted in the Stem Cells journal, these children saw significant improvements in brain and movement function. The