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Umbilical cord blood: a counter for sepsis and a comeback for leukaemia patients
 

Umbilical cord blood: a counter for sepsis and a comeback for leukaemia patients

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Two recent studies find new advantages of umbilical cord blood for sepsis and leukaemia patients that could give birth to new therapies to save lives and enhance quality of life.
 
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5 Nov 2016 - General
 
• Leukemia starts in bone marrow, which is responsible for making new red and white blood cells. Red blood cells move oxygen throughout the body, while white cells fight infections. When the body develops leukemia, white cells grow too quickly and push the entire system out of balance. Babies’ umbilical cords are made up of tissue and contain blood. Both are rich sources of powerful stem cells. Cord blood stem cells are currently used in transplant medicine to regenerate healthy blood and immune...
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