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Cord blood life giving

Umbilical cord blood has been found to be an accessible source of stem cells, research of which is currently ethically contentious and aimed at treating such life rendering conditions as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, Alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis, and quadriplegia and paraplegia. Utilizing cord blood is a viable, non-offensive method of accessing cells that are similar to embryonic cells in that they can be controlled to produce certain tissue types. For example, the cells can be modified to produce pancreatic tissue, which can be used to cure type 1 diabetes.

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About: Cord blood life giving

Date: 18 August 2005

Source: Medical News Today

Author: Jim Kelly

URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=29324

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