Studies: Cord blood transplant could treat paralysis, dementia

10/7/2009 | China Post, The

Animal studies conducted in Taiwan showed that umbilical cord-blood transplants have the potential to treat post-stroke paralysis and dementia. The results indicate that cord blood transplants, which are being employed to treat leukemia and thalassemia, could have further uses. Researchers also have started human studies on the use of cord-blood transplants to treat diabetes.

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