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Cord Blood Improves Motor Skills In Spastic Cerebral Palsy

An infusion of cells from a child’s own umbilical cord blood seems to boost brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy, Duke University research demonstrates. The placebo-controlled, phase two clinical trial included 63 children with varied types and severities of spastic cerebral palsy, a condition usually caused by brain damage before or […]

Human Umbilical Cord Blood Rejuvenates Old Mice’s Impaired Learning

Umbilical cord blood from human newborns boosts the brain function and cognitive performance of old mice, a new study shows. The findings could lead to new treatments for age-associated declines in mental ability. Researchers identified a protein, abundant in human cord blood but decreasingly so with advancing age, that has the same effect when injected […]