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Preserving Umbilical Cord Blood for Long Term Use

How long should you store your child’s stem cells? Many parents wonder how long they should store their child’s umbilical stem cells. Researchers have discovered that the lifesaving characteristics of these stem cells can also benefit adults. Crystal Day, a 30-year-old architect from Seattle was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2010.  Originally, she […]

Stem Cells from Skin Cells= Baby?

This article was found at http://www.medicaldaily.com/stem-cell-breakthrough-opens-door-two-dad-babies-little-2-years-323350 and is not an original AlphaCord article. An international team of scientists have shown that it is possible to create human sperm and eggs from stem cells derived from adult skin, regardless of the donor’s gender. While this breakthrough could help men and women who have been rendered infertile […]