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

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cell Biology
    • Cancer Research

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