Umbilical Cord Blood Cells for Perinatal Brain Injury: The Right Cells at the Right Time?

@inproceedings{McDonald2017UmbilicalCB,
  title={Umbilical Cord Blood Cells for Perinatal Brain Injury: The Right Cells at the Right Time?},
  author={Courtney A McDonald and Margie Castillo-Mel{\'e}ndez and Tayla R. Penny and Graham Jenkin and Suzanne L Miller},
  year={2017}
}
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children. CP currently has no cure and there are only few interventions to prevent the development of disability. There are four principal complications of pregnancy or birth that can damage the developing brain and lead to CP: preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, infection during pregnancy and severe hypoxia-ischemia at birth. Umbilical cord blood (UCB) cells are a very promising therapy for the treatment of CP. While… CONTINUE READING

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