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…Continue readingCord Blood Improves Motor Skills In Spastic Cerebral Palsy

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…Continue readingHuman Umbilical Cord Blood Rejuvenates Old Mice’s Impaired Learning