Umbilical Cord Might Help Leukemia
(Associated Press)...In patients with leukemia and other blood disorders, doctors destroy the cancer and the immune system with chemotherapy or radiation, then replace the patient`s immune- and blood-forming system with a transplanted one.......Laughlin expects that within five years, stem cells from cord blood will be used for repairing damaged blood vessels in heart and stroke patients, repairing brain tissue in Parkinson`s disease patients and, in diabetics, replacing pancreas cells that are not producing enough insulin....- Jun 13 5:01 PM ET
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