Future Stem Cell Potential: Regenerative Medicine

Where Hope Meets the Forefront of Science

Stem cell science has the potential to make a lasting impact on your family. What we know about stem cells continues to evolve, with each discovery fueling research into new applications. These trials represent a new, exciting age in umbilical cord blood and umbilical tissue research.

  • research includes treating alzheimer's disease with cord blood banking icon Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent progressive form of age-related dementia and is likely to only affect more and more people. The dementia patient population is expected to increase to 65.7 million by 2030 and 115.4 million by 2050. 19

    Studies using umbilical cord stem cells suggest they may play a role in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. 19

  • research includes treating autism with cord blood banking icon Autism

    Autism spectrum disorders consist of a group of neurodevelopmental conditions that afflict roughly 1 in 166 children. 18

    Some improvement in behavioral function and symptoms in autistic children after infusion of cord blood stem cells have been reported. 18

  • research includes treating diabetes with cord blood banking icon Diabetes

    Type I and II diabetes result in the body’s inability to regulate blood sugar (glucose), ultimately leading to poor blood circulation, heart disease, stroke, infection, kidney failure, decreased quality of life, and often premature death. 20,21

    Ongoing studies suggest that exposure to cord blood stem cells can help patients with type 1 diabetes achieve better metabolic control. 20 Patients suffering from type 2 diabetes also benefited from the same treatment. 21

  • research includes treating liver disease with cord blood banking icon Liver Disease

    Liver disease. Cirrhosis is a late stage of scarring (fibrosis) to the liver caused by many forms of liver diseases and conditions, such as hepatitis and chronic alcoholism. 39

    A clinical trial is currently looking at the ability of cord blood cells to help patients with liver cirrhosis. 23

  • research includes treating acute lung injuries with cord blood banking icon Acute Lung Injury

    Acute lung injury occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred. 40

    Clinical trials are currently in progress to investigate the use of umbilical cord stem cells in lung injury and pulmonary fibrosis. 25, 26

  • research includes treating strokes with cord blood icon Stroke

    A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients.41

    Ongoing studies are investigating the use of cord blood in stroke treatment. 27

  • research includes treating peripheral artery disease with cord blood  icon Peripheral Artery Disease

    Peripheral artery disease (also called peripheral arterial disease) is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. 45

    An ongoing clinical trial is studying the safety and efficacy of umbilical cord stem cells for peripheral arterial disease. 28 Research is also being performed on the use of stem cells for treating ischemic limbs. 33

  • research includes treating heart defects with cord blood banking icon Heart Defects

    Heart Defects. Congenital heart defects affect nearly 40,000 infants per year in the United States. 41

    Clinical trials are investigating the use of umbilical cord blood for cellular repair in congenital heart disease. 68

  • research includes treating wounds and heal them with cord blood banking icon Wound Healing

    Wounds must pass through several stages before they are healed. 43

    A recent study tested the healing effects of cord blood stem cells on wounds. 31

  • research includes treating spinal cord injuries with cord blood banking icon Spinal Cord Injury

    Spinal cord injury may cause permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions. 44

    Ongoing clinical trials are investigating the potential use of cord blood or tissue stem cells to assist in the recovery after spinal cordinjury. 22

  • research includes treating cerebral palsy with cord blood banking icon Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy, the leading cause of disability in early childhood, is a group of disorders that often leads to abnormal movement and posture, cognitive impairments, and lifelong functional deficits. 24

    A recent study showed that if dosed effectively, umbilical cord blood treatment may improve motor and cognitive function in children with cerebral palsy undergoing active rehabilitation, and create structural and metabolic changes in the brain. 24

  • research includes treating parkinsons disease with cord blood banking icon Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that ultimately results in disability. 12

    It has been demonstrated that stem cells from umbilical cords can be transformed into cells that are similar to the neurons that are damaged in Parkinson’s disease. 12

  • research includes repairing cartilage and bones with cord blood banking icon Cartilage and Bone Repair

    Cartilage and bone repair: Several studies are examining the role of cord tissue stem cells in repairing cartilage and bones. 14

    A recent clinical trial has assessed the safety and efficacy of umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells to treat patients with cartilageinjury. 30 Other studies suggested mesenchymal stem cells from cord tissue may be superior to those found on bone marrow as a means of regenerating cartilage tissue. 14

  • research includes repairing hearts with cord blood banking icon Heart Repair

    After experiencing a heart attack, the damaged heart muscles can become progressivelyweaker. 42

    Recent studies are investigating the use of umbilical cord blood and tissue for cardiac repair after myocardial infarction. 

Pushing the Boundaries

The research and applications of stem cells continue to grow, and provide hope for those whose loved ones are sick. However, it’s important to remember that science doesn’t always find the answers we need immediately. While scientists are working to explore and find new therapies, rest assured that Evercord will have your cells ready when and if you need them.

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