Emerging uses of cord blood in regenerative medicine-neurological applications

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Regenerative medicine is dedicated to the study of repairing, replacing, or regenerating damaged human cells, tissues, or organs to restore or establish normal function, and it is predicted to develop into numerous applications to treat a wide variety of conditions. Umbilical cord blood (CB) is a relatively safe, easily collected, readily available, and noncontroversial source of stem and progenitor cells for use in standard hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. It has also recently emerged as a promising source of stem and progenitor cells for use in novel cell therapies. In this chapter, we will explore some of the potential applications of CB in regenerative medicine.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sun, JM; Kurtzberg, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Book Title

  • Cord Blood Stem Cells Medicine

Start / End Page

  • 167 - 177

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780124077850

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-12-407785-0.00013-X

Citation Source

  • Scopus