Utilizing stem cells from umbilical wire blood to reverse diabetes in youngsters

Scientists at the University of Florida are researching the effectiveness of using a child’s own umbilical cord blood (saved at birth) to reverse diabetes developed later in life. The preliminary results are promising, according to Dr. Desmond Schatz, medical director of the UF Diabetes Center for Excellence at the University of Florida.

This was first reported by ABC 7 WZVN in 2009. http://www.abc-7.com/

To learn more about University of Florida’s stem cell research, visit http://news.ufl.edu/2007/06/25/cord-blood/

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