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    Umbilical cord blood cell treatment of cerebral palsy at Medical College of Georgia

    While this article suggests that it is the first FDA-approved stem cell trial... Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg has already treated 150 patients with umbilical cord blood cells, reportedly with positive results.

    http://www.cloningresources.com/rese...bral_palsy.asp

    First FDA-approved stem cell trial in pediatric cerebral palsy (2/13/2010)

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    Medical College of Georgia researchers are conducting the first FDA-approved clinical trial to determine whether an infusion of stem cells from umbilical cord blood can improve the quality of life for children with cerebral palsy. Pictured is Dr. James Carroll, professor and chief of pediatric neurology in MCG School of Medicine and principal investigator on the study. - Phil Jones, campus photographer, Medical College of Georgia
    Medical College of Georgia researchers are conducting the first FDA-approved clinical trial to determine whether an infusion of stem cells from umbilical cord blood can improve the quality of life for children with cerebral palsy.

    The study will include 40 children age 2-12 whose parents have stored cord blood at the Cord Blood Registry in Tucson, Ariz.

    Umbilical cord blood is rich in stem cells, which can divide and morph into different types of cells throughout the body, said Dr. James Carroll, professor and chief of pediatric neurology in MCG School of Medicine and principal investigator on the study.

    Cerebral palsy, caused by a brain injury or lack of oxygen in the brain before birth or during the first few years of life, can impair movement, learning, hearing, vision and cognitive skills. Two to 3 children in 1,000 are affected by it, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

    Animal studies indicate that infused stem cells help injured brain cells recover and replace brain cells that have died, Dr. Carroll said.

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    Thank for giving such an advice...

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