New application of umbilical cord blood

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For the first time in the world, hematopoietic stem cells of the umbilical cord blood were used in 1988 to treat Fanconi anemia. Since then, umbilical cord blood is widely used as an alternative to bone marrow source for hematopoietic stem cells...
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Umbilical cord blood could ease symptoms of autism

Duke-University

A study observed the children over six and 12 months following the blood infusion.

Cells from umbilical cord blood have been tested as a method of treating autistic children and easing their symptoms, according to a recent study by researchers...

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