Cord Blood as Treatment for Cerebral Palsy

19:00 EST 6 Dec 2012 |

Researchers may soon have good news for many of the estimated 2 million Americans who have cerebral palsy, a condition that is caused by a brain injury before birth or during the first few years of life. The condition can impair movement, hearing, vision and cognitive skills. There's currently no cure-and no standard therapy that works for all patients.

New, cutting-edge research is exploring the potential of stem cell-based therapies to treat these kinds of neurological impairments.

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