Stem cell transplants at childbirth

Paul R. Sanberg, Dong-Hyuk Park, Cesar V. Borlongan

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Abstract

Autologous transplantation of stem cells is a natural phenomenon at birth in mammals via the umbilical cord. Here, we discuss that a delay in the cord clamping may increase stem cell supply to the baby, thereby allowing an innate stem cell therapy that can render acute benefits in the case of neonatal disease, as well as long-term benefits against age-related diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalStem Cell Reviews and Reports
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 1

Keywords

  • Fetal stem cells
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Umbilical cord blood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Cell Biology

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