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  • Cord Blood Stories
  • Why Save Cord Blood?

    "My husband and I decided to bank our son Oliver’s blood for future potential medical emergencies. Three years ago I didn’t know much about it, but paid the yearly storage fee with hopes to keep my son as healthy as can be. Recently I began wondering why exactly cord blood is so important, and sought out some answers from our cord blood educator.
    Tight Bod With A Pod | Read More


    Umbilical cord blood collection: do patients really understand?

    Analysis shows that obstetricians should assume that pregnant women are poorly informed about cord blood banking. The decision making process should be conducted with the goal of ensuring every pregnant woman the opportunity to make a well informed decision about cord blood banking..
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY | Read More


    It's all in the family; transplants save boy

    8 year old boy cured of anemia after receiving cord blood from his brother and stem cells from his father.
    English.Eastday.Com | Read More


    Local doctor helps pass law to conserve cord blood cells

    Dr. D. Elan Simckes, the medical director of The Fertility Partnership in St. Peters, helped get the law that improves education about cord blood stem cells - potentially life-enhancing cells harvested from the umbilical cords of newborns - and about the options for preserving them passed.
    St. Louis Jewish Light | Read More


    Umbilical Cord Blood Cells Aid Brain Cell Survival After Stroke

    Human umbilical cord blood cells used to treat cultured rat brain cells deprived of oxygen appear to protect from cell death after stroke-like damage, reports a team of researchers from the University of South Florida Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair...
    Medical News Today | Read More


    Cord Blood Bill Signed Into Law

    Governor Rick Scott signed a new bill into law last month that encourages prenatal care providers to educate expectant parents about their cord blood banking options. Now 23 states – representing 75% of U.S. births– have passed laws to improve education on cord blood stem cells and the options for preserving them.
    Orlando Sentinel | Read More


    A smart investment: Saving your baby’s cord blood may keep a loved one alive in the future

    Future thinking applies to more than monetary decisions. For example, thanks to a process known as cord blood banking, parents can invest in their family’s future, and this investment can have lifesaving consequences.
    OC Family Magazine | Read More


    Thalassemia Cured with Cord Blood Stem Cells

    A stem cell transplant is the only treatment that can cure Thalassemia. But only a small number of people who have severe Thalassemias are able to find a good donor match...
    National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: Diseases and Conditions Index | Read More


    What Do You Know About Cord Blood Banking?

    July is Cord Blood Awareness Month. This is the opportunity to help clear up some of the misconceptions regarding umbilical cord blood collection...
    Fox News.com | Read More


    Cord Blood to Treat Cystic Fibrosis in the Future?

    Cord blood stem cells offer hope, as they are being researched to treat Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening disorder that causes severe lung damage and nutritional deficiencies.
    Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide | Read More


    The BioArchive is the Preferred Storage System Worldwide

    The Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC) announces the the benefits of cord blood banking, as well as using the proven benefits of saving stem cells within the BioArchive system by ThermoGenesis and GE Healthcare.
    Infertility Awareness Association of Canada | Read More


    Umbilical Cord Blood toTreat Diabetes

    Umbilical Cord Blood offers additional major advantages over other ethically acceptable stem cell sources including bone marrow and peripherally mobilized stem cells. What's more is that scientists are researching to use UCB as a treatment for diabetes.
    National Institute of Health (NIH) | Read More


    First man ‘functionally cured’ of HIV and Leukemia after a Stem Cell Transplant

    42-Year old American patient whom had been suffering from both Leukemia and AIDS was cured after a stem cell treatment.
    Yahoo News | Read More


    Growing New Organs from Cord Blood – Why Transplants May Not Be Needed in Future

    Scientists from the University Hospital of Munich have managed to grow the beginnings of a human heart valve using the stem cells from cord blood...
    American Heart Association Press Release, November 10th 2008, Abstract 3087. | Read More


    Cord Blood Viable Option for Adults With Leukemia, Study Finds

    Adult leukemia patients who can’t find compatible donors for blood or bone-marrow cells needed for treatment may live just as long if they receive umbilical-cord blood..
    Bloomberg Businessweek | Read More


    Storing cord blood is necessary to take advantage of the procedure to cure thalassemia

    A 5-year-old boy in India with e-beta thalassemia became the first in the country to be treated, and potentially cured, with combined stem cell therapy...
    The Times of India | Read More


    Researchers to use cord blood in cerebral palsy trial

    Australian children with cerebral palsy will be offered a pioneering treatment using their own umbilical-cord blood to provide some of the world's first evidence about its effectiveness at repairing damaged brain tissue.
    The Age | Read More


    Cord blood transplant saves girl with kidney-blocking tumor

    A little girl found to have a tumor blocking her kidney was saved through a transplant of her own cord-blood stem cells. The girl completed stem cell treatment in February 2009 and was able to stop taking drugs by June of that year.
    Fox News | Read More


    Cord blood transplants a viable option in leukemia

    "...umbilical cord transplants are a viable option for adults with leukemia who urgently need a bone marrow transplant to replace cells destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation treatments, but cannot find a donor..."
    CureToday.com | Read More


    Umbilical Cord Blood: Save it and Save Lives

    Umbilical cord blood can be collected painlessly and with no risk in a few minutes at the time of birth. I witnessed its value first-hand in a segment I did for the CBS Evening News about a 4-year-old boy, Devan Tatlow, whose parents recently launched a desperate search for a bone marrow donor to treat his leukemia.
    CBS News | Read More


    Adults with Leukemia Survive with Cord Blood Treatment

    Adult leukemia patients who can’t find compatible donors for blood or bone-marrow cells needed for treatment may live just as long if they receive umbilical-cord blood, researchers reported in a study that may change medical practice.
    Bloomberg | Read More


    Cord blood cells can help speed up wound healing in diabetics

    A Korean study published in Cell Transplantation found that transplanting diabetic mouse models with endothelial progenitor cells from human umbilical cord blood accelerated wound healing in the animals. The transplantation allowed for the increased production of growth factors and cytokines at the wounded skin areas, according to the study.
    Yahoo!/Asian News International | Read More


    The Stem Cell Blog

    The use of a child’s own (autologous) cord blood stem cells has emerged as an important research focus for regenerative medicine – the ability to repair or regrow specific tissue in the body, such as nerve tissue in the brain or insulin-generating cells in the pancreas... what a difference 5 years makes.
    The Stem Cell Blog | Read More


    Stored Cord Blood May Help Children Fight Diabetes

    When 9-year-old Barrett Ross was born, his parents chose to save the blood from his umbilical cord – ignoring the genetic counselor who told them there was no need for the expense. He is now one of 12 children with type 1 diabetes who are taking part in a national pilot study at the University of Florida in which physicians are looking to see if a patient’s umbilical cord blood provides a potential source of cells that can help treat diabetes.
    University of Florida | Read More


    Brave Patient Sheds Light on New Stem Cell Treatment

    Eric Drew was diagnosed with ALL. His bone marrow was 100% cancerous and there were no bone marrow matches to be found. He was given 5 days to live and was sent home to die… but cord blood saved his life!
    Fox News | Read More


    Yale Women's Ice Hockey Player Gets Umbilical Cord Stem-Cell Transplant

    Yale University women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz was undergoing a stem-cell transplant today in hopes of re-growing the infection-fighting white blood cells she needs to survive.
    Bloomberg | Read More


    Bill to Spur Collection of Life-Saving Umbilical Cord Blood Awaits Action by Schwarzenegger

    Parents-to-be have seen the ads: Privately bank your newborn's umbilical cord blood, for a price, and it might later provide lifesaving aid.
    The Sacramento Bee | Read More


    Courage and Cord Blood

    In 2007, aged just four, Auckland girl, Frances Everall became the first Kiwi kid to use her own umbilical cord blood to help in her battle against a potentially fatal cancer. Today the uplifting story of her family's fight for her life is being released.
    Scoop Health | Read More


    Pending Cord Blood Transplant Offers Hope for Madison Boy

    On a recent evening Antonio Rieder, 7, is having a jumping contest with his sister. "Look at how far I can go!" he says, leaping off a small play structure in his family's yard on the east side of Madison. Then he thinks of something else thrilling. "Guess what!" he says. "I'm going to have a transplant. I get to watch TV in the hospital and have brownies and ice cream and applesauce and stuff!"
    Madison.com | Read More


    Stem cells offer hope in CP battle

    Durham – A Duke University physician believes the key to curing, or at least lessening the severity of, cerebral palsy lies within cord blood stem cells, and she has begun a clinical trial to find out if that is true.
    Triangle Business Journal | Read More


    Long Island Families Turn To Controversial Stem Cell Research

    Every weekend, 8-year-old Brianna Bermudez of Bay Shore sits behind a bright yellow table with a bucket of lemonade and a red vase on the corner of West Leila and Manhattan Avenues in South Tampa with her grandmother. Her roadside profits, nearing $4,000, would have sent most kids into early retirement from the lemonade business a long time ago. But Brianna has a much bigger goal in mind. At 50 cents per cup, she’s raising money for her 1-year-old brother, Bryce, born legally blind, to undergo a $50,000 procedure in China that could possibly, within weeks, let him see his sister’s face for the first time.
    Long Island Press | Read More


    Private vs Public Cord Blood Banking

    When it comes to deciding to bank your babies cord blood there are a few VERY crucial decisions you need to make. The biggest decision is weather or not to donate the cord blood to a public facility or to bank it privately.
    Natalie Curry | Read More


    Mannitol Boosts Effectiveness of Potential Cord Blood Treatment for Cerebral Palsy in Lab Animals

    Tampa, Fla. (June 1, 2010) The sugar-alcohol compound mannitol improved the therapeutic effectiveness of human umbilical cord blood cells injected into neonatal rat models of cerebral palsy, reports a new international study led by the University of South Florida.
    Breakthrough Digest Medical News | Read More


    Researchers Find Two Units of Umbilical Cord Blood Reduce Risk of Leukemia Recurrence

    A new study from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota shows that patients who have acute leukemia and are transplanted with two units of umbilical cord blood (UCB) have significantly reduced risk of the disease returning.
    University of Minnesota | Read More


    Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplant May Help Lung, Heart Disorders

    ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2009) — Two separate studies published in the current issue of Cell Transplantation -- have shown that transplanted human-derived umbilical cord blood (UCB) stem cells transplanted in an animal model had positive therapeutic effects on specific lung and heart disorders the animal models.
    ScienceDaily | Read More


    Cord Blood-Derived CD133+ Cells Improve Cardiac Function After Myocardial Infarction

    Researchers at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná and Instituto Carlos Chagas have evaluated the therapeutic potential of purified and expanded CD133+ cells human umbilical cord blood (HUCB)-derived in treating myocardial infarction by intramyocardially injecting them into a rat model.
    Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine | Read More


    Leukemia Patient Saved By Cord Blood Says "Thank You" To Mother And Baby He Will Never Know

    A forty-three-year old man from Sussex, England, whose life was saved by cord blood donated by a mother and newborn baby he will never know said he will always feel grateful to them.
    Medical News Today | Read More


    Cerebral Palsy Treated with Cord Blood

    Exciting research on the use of umbilical cord blood shows that stem cells may provide treatment for children with cerebral palsy.
    Pregnancy Childbirth Suite 101 | Read More


    Cord Blood Stem Cells Trial for Cerebral Palsy

    Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia are conducting the first FDA-approved adult stem cell clinical trial in cerebral palsy.
    The Blog of Family Research Council | Read More


    Public Health Committee Announces Cord Blood Task Force

    Hartford, CT- The General Assembly’s Public Health Committee co-chairmen, Sen. Jonathan Harris (D-West Hartford) and Rep. Betsy Ritter (D-Waterford); and ranking member, Sen. Dan Debicella (R-Shelton) and Rep. Jan Giegler (R-Danbury) today announced the creation of a bipartisan task force that will study ways for the state to encourage access to public cord blood banking and come up with legislative recommendations by September of 2010.
    Senate Republicans Connecticut | Read More


    California Umbilical Cord Collection Program Moves Closer to Implementation

    SACRAMENTO, CA – Today the Assembly Health Committee approved legislation which would fund California´s pioneering Umbilical Cord Blood Program. Assembly Bill (AB) 52, authored by Assemblymember Anthony J. Portantino, cleared the committee by a vote of 14-2.
    California Chronicle | Read More


    The Donation of a Lifetime

    In 1998, my family spent weeks living in a tiny room next to the entrance to the ICU at the University of Washington Medical Center. My Dad had Multiple Myeloma.
    Duvall Girl's Blog | Read More


    Umbilical Cord Blood Donation Encouraged

    Lincoln—The banking and donation of umbilical cord blood is being promoted, thanks to efforts by State Senator Colby Coash, District 27. At his request, information about banking and donation is now on the website of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
    NTV Nebraska TV | Read More


    Cord Blood To Help Save Oklahoma Boy

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A metro mother said her once-dying son will live, thanks to cord blood.
    KOCO.com Oklahoma News | Read More


    Children's Hospital Oakland Urges Indian Americans to Get Tested for Rare Inherited Blood Disorder

    Indian Americans are at greater risk of contracting Thalassemia than many other ethnic groups, according to a study by the Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland in Oakland. To coincide with International Thalassemia Day this month, the hospital is urging the community to get tested — and to seriously consider banking their infants’ cord blood.
    San Francisco Sentinel | Read More


    Novel Approach Taken with Colorado Girl's Rare Disease

    Molly Nash's story is fictionalized in the film "My Sister's Keeper."
    Denver Post | Read More


    Thalassemia Cured Using Cord Blood Stem Cells

    Cord blood and bone marrow stem cells with a perfect tissue match from her one-year-old brother were used for transplantation.
    The Hindu | Read More


    Umbilical Cord Blood--a Lifeline

    A Manitoba adult with a potentially fatal blood disease will be thrown a unique lifeline this winter -- two tablespoons of blood from a newborn's umbilical cord. Dr. Donna Wall, director of the Manitoba Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, said umbilical-cord blood is rich in stem cells and could give the desperately ill patient more than a 50 per cent chance of recovery. The patient will be the first Manitoba adult to receive a stem-cell transplant from an umbilical cord, or what medical experts commonly refer to as "cord blood."
    Winnipeg Free Press | Read More


    Frontier in Race to Develop Pacemaker from Stemcells

    City-based leading cardiac care centre, Frontier Lifeline hospital, is competing with some of the leading research institutes across the globe to develop biological pacemaker using stem cells.
    MyDigitalfc.com | Read More


    Cord Blood Stem Cells Reverse Girl's Cerebral Palsy

    When Chloe Levine was 9-months-old, her parents noticed she couldn’t hold her bottle with her right hand....
    Fox News | Read More


    Bangkok Post: Banking on health

    Local specialist firm answers growing demand for banking stem cells.
    Bangkok Post | Read More


    BMC Neuroscience: The Aging Brain Helped By Injection Of Human Umbilical Cord Blood

    When human umbilical cord blood cells (UCBC) were injected into aged laboratory animals, researchers at the University of South Florida (USF)...
    Article Adapted by Medical News Today | Read More


  • General Stem Cell Stories
  • Peyton Manning's receiving stem cell therapy thrusts medical procedures back into sports spotlight

    A Fox Sports report Sunday detailed how the Colts quarterback and four-time league MVP sought the stem cell therapy after two surgeries on his neck did not help his injury.
    NY Daily News | Read More


    Stem cell team aims for spare heart parts in five years

    Because of the ability of stem cells to generate into different types of cells, scientists hope to harness stem cells to treat a variety of diseases and disorders, including cancer, diabetes and injuries...
    Reuters | Read More


    FDA allows study of gene therapy for immunodeficiency disease

    Children's Hospital Boston and France's Genethon received FDA approval to conduct a clinical trial of a gene therapy in patients with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a rare immunodeficiency disease. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is financing the study through its Gene Therapy Resource Program.
    Mass High Tech (Boston) | Read More


    Hard-to-get brain cells grown in the lab at last

    Published within the journal Nature Biotechnology is the study involving adult stem cells to treat diseases like Lou Gehrig's disease.
    Science on MSNBC | Read More


    Banking stem cells could save Japan nuclear workers

    After the catastrophic events in Japan, including the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, workers have been exposed to radiation, which may develop into leukemia down the road. Researchers are standing by to collect and save the workers' stem cells, which has several advantages over donated cells...
    Reuters | Read More


    Stem Cell Gun Heals Burn Victims in Weaks

    When skin is damaged, it needs to be healed quickly to avoid infections and even death. The skin stem cell gun, a new procedure, miraculously regenerate skin in just 4 days!
    YouTube - National Geographic | Read More


    Stem Cell Glue Saves Climber's Leg

    A climber who was warned he faced the amputation of a limb has had his leg saved by a new stem cell technique.
    Sky News | Read More


    Patient Follow-Up 'Strongly Suggests' HIV Cure Using Stem Cells

    The “Berlin Patient”—a man living with HIV who underwent a transplant involving HIV-resistant stem cells in 2007 for the treatment of leukemia—has been classified as cured of his HIV, according to an update of the patient’s experience published online, ahead of print, on December 8 by the journal Blood. The man has remained off HIV treatment for three-and-a-half years with normal CD4 counts and no evidence of HIV replication.
    AIDSmeds | Read More


    Making Stem Cell Therapy a Reality

    In Killian Award lecture, Rudolf Jaenisch outlines progress and possibilities for treating human disease with stem cells.
    MIT News | Read More


    World Stem Cell Summit in Detroit

    If trials on humans go the way they did on rats and pigs, a stem cell therapy to treat patients with Lou Gehrig's disease could be on the market in four years...
    Crain's Detroit Business | Read More


    Stem cell therapy becoming more widely accepted

    Scientists, media pundits, academics and researchers often speak of stem cell therapy as a potentially revolutionary technology in the field of medicine, but according to Professor David Warburton from the Saban Research Institute at Los Angeles Children's Hospital, stem cells are already viable in many different treatment applications.
    Natural News | Read More


    Stem Cells Repair Damaged Spinal cord Tissue

    Researchers at Karolinska Institute have shown how stem cells, together with other cells, repair damaged tissue in the mouse spinal cord. The results are of potential significance to the development of therapies for spinal cord injury.
    Medical News Today | Read More


    Scientists find therapeutic potential of stem cells for acute lung injury

    Researchers are optimistic their discovery will translate into therapy for acute lung injury
    The Medical News | Read More


    Stem cell researchers may have found baldness cure

    Researchers working at the forefront of stem cell technology may also unexpectedly have come up with a cure for baldness.
    The Irish Times | Read More


    FDA Approves First Human Neural Stem Cell Clinical Trial to Treat Brain Tumors

    Study is the first to use a human neural stem cell line to deliver an anti-cancer therapeutic agent.
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | Read More


    New Study Demonstrates Improvements in Lupus Patients Receiving Stem Cell Therapies

    Lupus study shows promising results using umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells.
    PR Newswire | Read More


    Art Exhibit on Science of Stem Cells Opens This Weekend

    Opening Saturday at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana is “Regeneration,” a multi-artist exhibit celebrating advances in stem-cell research.
    Daily Pilot | Read More


    Using Stem Cells to Treat and Cure Immune Diseases

    Irving Weissman, MD, director of Stanford's Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, along with graduate student Agnieszka Czechowicz, recently published a fascinating review article in the May issue of the journal Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America.
    SCOPE Medical Blog - Stanford University School of Medicine | Read More


    Role of Hematopoietic Stem Cells From Bone Marrow in Liver Repair

    Whenever the liver cells are damaged, the hematopoietic stem cells present in the bone marrow migrate to the damaged liver and help in repairing the liver.
    Contribution of Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Liver Repair, 2009, Ping Zhou | Read More


    Signing of Stem Cell Executive Order and Scientific Integrity Presidential Memorandum

    Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Signing of Stem Cell Executive Order and Scientific Integrity Presidential Memorandum. Washington, DC - March 9, 2009
    The White House | Read More


    With U.S. Stem Cell Treatments Limited, Patients Try Other Countries

    Disillusioned by U.S. doctors who could not help their daughter with cerebral palsy, Kara Anderson's parents did something they could not have imagined a few years ago: They took her to China.
    The Washington Post | Read More


    Potential New Source of Stem Cells for Heart Repair

    FRIDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cells from the amniotic sac that surrounds a fetus may someday be used to repair damage caused by a heart attack, Japanese researchers report.
    HealthDay News | Read More


    Stem Cell Therapies for Inflammatory Brain Diseases Now Possible

    A team of investigators from the University of California in Irvine (UCI) Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center have recently made important strides in the field of using stem cells as therapies for mitigating the effects of injuries on the central nervous systems.
    Softpedia | Read More


    Getting Hip, Boning Up with Adult Stem Cells

    Dr. Thomas Einhorn at Boston Medical Center has now treated about 50 patients for painful degenerative hip disease with the patient’s own adult stem cells.
    Family Research Council | Read More


    Bone Marrow May Help Fractures Heal Faster

    The time it takes to heal a broken bone is getting shorter with new methods.
    WFRV News | Read More


    Adult Stem Cells, Not Embryonic, Helping Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

    A groundbreaking new study published in the last week provides more good news for treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) with adult stem cells. Researchers at the University of Bristol used patients’ own adult stem cells to treat their MS.
    Lifenews.com | Read More


    EU Agency Prepares to Assess First Stem Cell Drug

    LONDON (Reuters) - The first regenerative medicine based on stem cells could be filed for approval in Europe later this year, bringing the groundbreaking medical technology a step closer to reality.
    Reuters | Read More


    European and International Experts Discuss The Way Forward In Stem-Cell Research And Development

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) assembled for the first time European and international experts from academia, regulatory authorities (from Europe, Japan and the United States) and pharmaceutical industry, in a workshop on 10 May 2010, to review opportunities and difficulties in developing stem cell-based therapies and to discuss regulatory challenges.
    Medical News Today | Read More


    Blood Alliance to Increase Marketing to Black Population

    Convincing people to take the time to donate blood is a never-ending endeavor for The Blood Alliance. But the organization has recently taken a special interest in increasing donations from black people in Jacksonville.
    Jacksonville Business Journal | Read More


    Some Thoughts About Clinical-Grade Cord Blood Hematopoietic Stem Cell Expansion

    I was fascinated by a recent talk given by Irwin Bernstein that I attended and a clinical study done by his group, which is exploring the possibilities of cord blood hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) expansion, published in Nature Medicine.
    Hematopoiesis Blood Stem Cell and Lineages | Read More


    13 New Stem Cell Lines Approved for Research

    Health officials Wednesday gave the green light to federally funded research on 13 human embryonic stem cell lines, the first approved since the Bush administration imposed limits eight years ago.
    USA Today | Read More


    Study Being Conducted at UCSF Children’s Hospital

    StemCells, Inc. (NASDAQ: STEM) announced today that it has commenced patient recruitment for a Phase I clinical trial designed to test the safety and preliminary efficacy of its HuCNS-SC® purified human neural stem cells in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease ( PMD), a neurological disorder that primarily afflicts children.
    StemCells Inc. | Read More


    Scientists Successfully Reprogram Blood Cells

    Researchers have transplanted genetically modified hematopoietic stem cells into mice so that their developing red blood cells produce a critical lysosomal enzyme –preventing or reducing organ and central nervous system damage from the often-fatal genetic disorder Hurler's syndrome.
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center | Read More


    4-Year-Old Girl Faces Long Odds In Search For Donor

    In September, 4-year-old Maya Chamberlin was diagnosed with a rare blood disease known as HLH. Her chances of survival depend on finding a suitable bone marrow donor.
    NPR | Read More


    Blind Child Finds Healing in China

    The family of Summer Grace, who was born blind, believes their 18-month-old "saw the light" after controversial medical care in China.
    Fredricksburg.com | Read More


    Stem Cell Use to Increase in Years to Come

    Nelson Chao, chief of the division of cellular therapy, said the use of stem cells in diseases other than cancers will increase in years to come.
    News Observer | Read More


    Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation May Benefit Women With Breast Cancer From

    Compared to conventional chemotherapy, autologous stem cell transplantation can extend "event-free survival" for breast cancer patients.
    Medical News Today | Read More


    Boy Dying of Cancer Desperately Needs Bone Marrow Donor

    LOS ANGELES -- A blood drive is being held Tuesday in the desperate search for a bone marrow donor that could save a 6-year-old cancer-stricken boy's life.
    KTLA News | Read More


    Using Stem Cell Therapy To Tackle HIV

    A novel stem cell therapy that arms the immune system with an intrinsic defence against HIV could be a powerful strategy to tackle the disease.
    Medical News Today | Read More


    Stem Cell Therapies Today

    Did you know that several stem cell therapies are routinely used to treat disease today?
    Genetic Science Learning Center | Read More


    Novel Stem Cell Therapy Holds Promise For HIV Patients

    Long touted as a potentially powerful weapon against HIV, stem cell therapy may be moving one step closer to reality. Researchers may soon begin using stem cell therapy in clinical trials for patients not responding to antiretroviral drugs (see related AIDS Beacon news).
    The AIDS Beacon | Read More


    Stem Cells Could Repair Heart Attack Damage

    The lives of heart attack patients could be saved or extended after scientists discovered how blood vessels could be repaired using stem cells.
    Daily Mail Online | Read More


    Ontario's $11.5M Will Build Network for Stem Cell-Based Therapies

    Hamilton - McMaster University's Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute has received $11.5 million to lead a world-class initiative to develop new stem cell-based therapies.
    Daily Exchange | Read More


    NeoStem Moves Toward Overcoming Limitations in Stem Cell Therapy Development

    NeoStem, Inc. (NBS) announced a stem cell collaboration with ImmuneRegen BioSciences, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IR BioSciences Holdings, Inc. [OTCBB: IRBS]. NeoStem will investigate whether Homspera, ImmuneRegen’s lead product, will enhance stem cell activity when used in combination with NeoStem's VSEL technology.
    Seeking Alpha | Read More


    Stem Cell Work at University of Rochester Points to Progress

    A stem cell is like a teenager trying to decide what to be when it grows up. What makes one kid become a doctor while another develops into an engineer or athlete, a teacher or computer programmer? What makes a cell that could become anything turn into bone, cartilage, muscle, blood — even fat?
    RocNow | Read More


    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Enters Collaboration with New York Stem Cell Foundation

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) are establishing a collaborative program to advance the development and use of stem cells in therapies for a wide range of diseases, the organizations announced today. The program will train researchers to use stem cells and foster joint research projects.
    Eurekalert.com | Read More


    Pluristem Stem Cell Treatment Shows Early Promise

    NEW YORK, April 27 (Reuters) - Pluristem Therapeutics Inc (PSTI.O) said on Tuesday its experimental stem cell treatment appeared to be safe and showed promise in treating a serious arterial blood flow condition called critical limb ischemia, according to interim data from a tiny Phase I study.
    Reuters | Read More


    Stem Cells May Repair Malformed Bone

    BETHESDA, Md., April 26 (UPI) -- A study led by the National Institutes of Health has pinpointed the location of bone generating stem cells in the spine, shins and other bones.
    UPI.com | Read More


    She's Decided on Stem Cells

    VICTORVILLE • The question of stem-cell research never crossed the mind of Michelle Kroll.
    Victorville Daily Press | Read More


    ACT Stem Cell Study for Retina Disease Returns Positive Results

    Advanced Cell Technology Inc., a regenerative medicine firm in Worcester, has results from an animal study associated with its Phase 1 study for a stem cell-derived treatment of Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy (SMD).
    MHT The Journal of New England Technology | Read More


    Stem Cell 'Reboot' Promising as MS Cure

    Chemotherapy and stem-cell injection tested in Ottawa.
    The Vancouver Sun | Read More


    UM Researcher to Test Stem Cell Treatment for Alzheimer's

    Buoyed by early results of stem cell-based trials on patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, Eva Feldman, M.D., co-director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan Medical School, is now taking aim at a far bigger target: Alzheimer's disease.
    Crain's Detroit Business | Read More


    Family, 2-Year-Old Son Plan Trip to China for Stem Cell Treatment

    One local family is preparing to travel halfway around the world to get stem cell treatment for their son, a process that's been the subject of much controversy in the United States.
    WRDW 12.1 Augusta | Read More


    Muscular Dystrophy Sufferers Hope New Treatment Can Answer Prayers

    Most patients with muscular dystrophy search their entire lives to find a treatment that can help them.
    KAKE ABC 10 | Read More


    Researchers Agree On Future Of MS Stem Cell Research

    Yesterday Nature Reviews Neurology published an international consensus on the future of stem cell transplantation research for people with MS, paving the way for more co-ordinated global research efforts and potentially better, and quicker, patient access to stem cell clinical trials.
    Medical News Today | Read More


    Stem Cells and Type 1 Diabetes

    Osiris Therapeutics announced that it has been granted Orphan Drug designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Prochymal as a treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus.
    Diabetes Health | Read More


    Regenerating Human Heart Tissue with Stem Cells

    Spanish doctors successfully regenerate human heart tissue from stem cells from liposuction.
    Barcelona Reporter | Read More


    UCI Set to Open $80-Million Stem Cell Research Center

    UC Irvine is set to open an $80-million stem cell research building next week. On Friday, leaders from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, UCI and the newly crowned Sue and Bill Gross Hall: A CIRM Institute, will unveil the 100,000-square-foot research center. The institute, which was designed exclusively for basic stem cell research and clinical studies, is one of several CIRM has developed in California.
    Los Angeles Times | Read More


    Stem Cells May Help After Heart Attack

    Stem cells injected in the heart help it pump better a year after a heart attack, according to a study at the M.D. Anderson Cancer center. Researchers based the finding on studies in mice, but they said in a news release that previous work has shown benefits in people. The new work used new techniques to track where the cells were and what they did.
    WGAL | Read More


    Sick and Desperate Fueling ‘Stem-Cell Tourism’

    Ron O'Leary, 36, has never felt so exposed. Naked from the waist down, the 6'2", 210-pound man is lying atop an x-ray table, shivering in the air-conditioned chill. His blue eyes are fixed on the flexible 4-foot catheter about to be threaded through his femoral artery to his heart.
    Men's Health | Read More


    Procedure Helps Re-Grow Bone In Damaged Hips

    BOSTON (WBZ) ― Jose Belsol was training for a triathlon last fall when he was diagnosed with a painful condition which causes the bone cells in his hip to die and puts his hip in danger of collapsing. "I had a huge pain in my hip. I stopped training and running."
    WBZ TV | Read More


    Australian Researchers Discover New Disease and Successfully Treat It With Experimental Stem Cell Transplant

    Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital have identified a previously undiagnosed condition and successfully treated it by performing an experimental stem cell transplant. The only treatment was to replace the patient's immune system.
    Before It's News | Read More


    Molly Stevens: Getting the Body to Grow its Own Spare Parts

    Nanoscientist Molly Stevens is working on techniques to enable a damaged heart to repair itself or bone tissue to regenerate.
    The Guardian | Read More


    Building Organs with 'Biological Legos'

    If you were like me growing up, you spent countless hours building all types of structures out of wood blocks and plastic Legos. Researchers at MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology want to make building a human organ out of cultivated cells work the same way.
    Discovery News | Read More


    Bone Marrow Transplantation Less Likely For African-Americans And Women

    African-Americans and women are less likely than Caucasians and men to undergo bone marrow transplantation to treat cancers of the blood. That is the conclusion of a new analysis published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results indicate that additional research is needed to determine why disparities exist in access to bone marrow transplantation and also that the medical community should work to eliminate these inequities.
    Medical News Today | Read More


    Project to Treat Babies with Stem Cells from Human Milk

    In a significant piece of research that will help ailing babies, scientists have discovered the presence of stem cells in human breast milk. Gynaecologist and infertility specialist Dr Satish Patki from Kolhapur and retired senior scientist from the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) Dr Ramesh Bhonde have for the first time documented the presence of stem cells in human milk.
    Express News Service | Read More


    Using Stem Cell Therapy To Tackle HIV

    A novel stem cell therapy that arms the immune system with an intrinsic defence against HIV could be a powerful strategy to tackle the disease.
    Medical News Today | Read More


    Placentas Found to be Rich in Stem Cells

    Bay Area researchers have found that human placentas - typically tossed as medical waste after birth - are full of the kind of stem cells that can treat leukemia and dozens of other diseases of the blood.
    San Francisco Chronicle | Read More


    Novartis, Fate Race to Develop Stem Cell Drug for Transplants

    Two companies are racing to develop stem-cell therapies that may save the lives of thousands of people with blood cancer who need a transplant of bone marrow or umbilical-cord blood and can’t find an adequate match.
    Bloomberg.com | Read More


    On the march in the 'land of the ever young'

    The ability to use stem cell therapies in the fight against illnesses like diabetes, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease, took a small but significant step as Cambridge scientists uncovered a key process that makes them pluripotent – the remarkable ability to transform into any of the body’s different cell types.
    Business Weekly UK | Read More


    Researchers learn how blood cells 'talk'

    Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new model that explains how cells communicate and specifically reveals how blood cells "talk" to each other. The result could help transform treatments for diseases such as leukemia.
    PhysOrg.com | Read More


    Blood stem cells programmed to become vision

    Scientists at the University of Florida have announced that they have successfully programmed bone marrow to repair damaged retinas in mice, moving a step closer to developing a potential treatment for one of the most common causes of in older people.
    NewKerala.com | Read More


    How Injured Racehorses Might Save Your Knees

    A runner with a torn tendon has reason to envy a racehorse with the same affliction: horses have treatment options not available to human patients--most notably, injections of adult stem cells that appear to spur healing in these animals with shorter recovery time than surgical treatments. Now the same stem-cell therapies used routinely in competitive horses and increasingly in dogs are beginning to make their way into human testing.
    Technology Review | Read More


    Special Stem Cells Build 'Biological Bypass'

    U.S. researchers have identified stem cells that are able to grow new coronary arteries, a finding that could lead to new ways to treat atherosclerosis.
    HealthDay.com | Read More


    U.S. Patients Try Stem Cell Therapies Abroad

    Sierra's mother, her stepfather and her biological father, A.J. Factor, all know that Sierra is seriously ill. On the morning we met them, Sierra was treated at two hospitals before she was stabilized. But the family is convinced of their next step -- taking Sierra on an arduous trip to southern China, where they believe the little girl will be injected six times with stem cells during a 34-day stay. It's the kind of treatment not yet approved in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration.
    CNN.com | Read More


    Kidney Institute uses Stem Cells to Cure Nephritis

    The Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Centre (IKDRC) claims to have pioneered stem cell therapy for the first time on patients suffering from acute and chronic nephritis which may end in kidney failure.
    The Times of India | Read More


    United Spinal Association Reports Positive Results of Stem Cell Transplantation to Treat Multiple Sclerosis: Study May be Key to Unlocking a Cure

    NEW YORK, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An article published in the Summer 2009 edition of Multiple Sclerosis Quarterly Report, a joint publication of United Spinal Association (www.UnitedSpinal.org) and the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS), highlights the positive initial results of patients who have improving neurologic function after receiving a stem cell transplant, despite no longer taking any MS medications.
    Multiple Sclerosis Quarterly Report | Read More


    Cartilage Grafts for Damaged Knees

    Nanofiber scaffolds seeded with patient-derived stem cells could repair ravaged joints.
    MIT: Technology Review | Read More


    Research Areas For Stem Cells

    Researchers Say Stem Cells Of Various Types May One Day Prove Of Value...
    AP Research | Read More


    Modified Gene May Solve AIDS Mystery

    AIDS Patient Cured by Adult Stem Cell Treatment...
    New York Times | Read More


  • Video Library
  • Thalassemia treated with Cord Blood Stem Cells

    Young boy with Thalassemia is treated with sibling's Cord Blood Stem Cells after the search for a matched bone marrow donor is unsuccessful.
    ABC News: Health Matters | Read More


    Cord Blood Transplant Saves Another Life

    Doctors who used a gene sequencing test were able to detect the genetic mutation XIAP in a 6-year-old boy suffering from a mysterious disease that caused tiny holes to form on his skin and make their way inside his body, leaving him vulnerable to infection. The method allowed the doctors to consider a cord-blood transplant, giving him a new immune system and curing the disease.
    The Today Show | Read More


    Cord Blood Stem Cell Treatments & Clinical Trials

    Cord blood stem cells may help to rebuild our bodies from the inside out. real stories of patients whom have received stem cell treatments, and the hope for advancements in the future.
    National Geographic - You Tube | Read More


    Krabbe Disease and Cord Blood

    The story is the importance of newborn screening, as well as the cure of Krabbe's disease using a cord blood transplant after birth.
    CBS News | Read More


    The Devan Tatlow Campaign

    Four-year-old Devan Tatlow's struggle with leukemia has caused quite a stir on the Internet, prompting celebs like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian to encourage people to donate their bone marrow... the parents turned to Cord Blood.
    CBS News | Read More


    Cord Blood Stem Cells, the Optimal Treatment for Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients

    Loyola expert of Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Patrick Stiff discusses the benefits of umbilical cord blood transplant treatments for leukemia and lymphoma patients versus using traditional therapies. Another reason why is it critical to store the stem cells properly for long term viability. A child may not need them until they are 55+ years of age...
    YouTube | Read More


    Successful Treatment with Cord Blood Transplant

    The story of Eva, a little girl whose life was saved with a cord blood transplant.
    YouTube | Read More


    Major Milestone in Stem Cell Therapy

    First patient undergoes treatment in controversial study
    YouTube | Read More


    New Heart Built with Stem Cells

    An entire functional heart was created using a heart 'shell' and stem cells. This has been done in the rat & pig, with hopes of using a pig's heart 'shell' for people. Livers, kidneys, and pancreas (much harder) are in the works.
    YouTube | Read More


    Dr. Oz Recommends Saving Cord Blood

    In a just-released book on pregnancy that is getting a lot of attention, best-selling authors Dr. Mehmet Oz — whom Oprah calls “America’s Doctor” — and Dr. Michael Roizen highlight the value of cord blood stem cells and recommend that expectant parents save this important medical resource.
    | Read More


    Regenerative Medicine: Growing Body Parts

    Morley Safer reports on the emerging technology of growing body parts from human cells taken directly from patients, providing new hope for amputees and patients on organ-transplant lists.
    60 Minutes, CBS News | Read More


    Growing Body Parts

    (CBS) It sounds like science fiction, but the fact is biotech companies and the government are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into research they hope will one day make it possible for us to grow new body parts.
    60 Minutes | Read More


    Using Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord Blood to Reverse Diabetes in Children

    April 08, 2009 — 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.
    Enterprise Florida Life Sciences | Read More


    Scientists Revive Dead Heart with New Cells

    Researchers have brought a dead animal heart back to life by repopulating it with healthy cells, a feat they believe may someday allow them to grow new hearts and other organs for transplants.
    thestar.com | Read More


    A Life Battle Won Successfully

    September 06, 2009 — this is a story of an eight year old girl Thamirabharuni. Residing in Coimbatore, the girl was affected by Thalassemia major since the age of 1and 1/2 yrs. Her father a carpenter in a private company, received help from LifeCell International, a private cord blood bank in Chennai to store the cord blood stem cells for Pugazhendhi the one-year-old sibling of Thamirabharuni.
    You Tube | Read More


    Stem Cell Miracle

    Los Angeles - There is excitement and anticipation in Korea Town, as a stem cell tourism company prepares to open shop there. On Thursday doctors showed off their first American success story. Christine Devine reports on a man whose fat cells cured his arthritis.
    My Fox LA | Read More


    Save the Cord

    A nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, Save the Cord Foundation was established to create and provide educational awareness and to distribute unbiased, factual information concerning the life-saving benefits of cord blood, and the need to preserve this valuable natural resource.
    Save the Cord Foundation | Read More


    Cord Blood Saving Lives

    CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on how blood from umbilical cords can save the lives of cancer patients.
    CNN.com | Read More


    Woman gets a new body part made from her own stem cells

    A young mother has become the first in the world to get a new part of her body made from her own stem cells. The woman in Spain received a new windpipe -- grown in a lab. British doctors who were involved in the revolutionary transplant say it heralds a new era in medicine. Health Correspondent Thomas Moore explains.
    skynews - http://video.news.sky.com/skynews/video/ | Read More


    Stem cell treatment goes from lab to operating room

    Atlanta, Georgia -- Imagine having your back cut open, part of your spine removed, a stabilizing device that resembles a mini oil rig mounted on your back, the outer membrane of your spinal cord sliced open and experimental stem cells injected into it -- all for the advancement of science because it's not expected to benefit you.
    CNN Health | Read More


    Adult with Leukemia Experiences Results from Stem Cell Transplant

    Brave Patient Sheds Light on New Stem Cell Treatment
    Fox News | Read More


    Autistic Child Experiences Benefits Following Stem Cell Transplant

    Could stem cells be the cure for autism?
    Fox News | Read More


    Cord Blood Transplant saves Joseph Davis Jr. of Sickle Cell Anemia

    Hear the story of the miracle that saved Joseph Davis Jr.
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    Alzheimer's Vaccine & Stem Cell Regeneration

    Scientists research a stem cell based vaccine to prevent Alzheimer's Disease.
    NBC News | Read More


    Suze Orman: Can I Afford It? Cord Blood Banking

    Suze Orman Show discusses cord blood banking affordability. Suze says, "Can you afford not to do it?"
    MSNBC | Read More


    Dallas Hextell's Cord Blood Story

    Child with cerebral palsey dramatically improves following cord blood stem cell transfusion.
    NBC Today Show | Read More


    How cord blood stem cells changed Chole Levine's life

    Chole Levine, who suffered from a stroke in utero, makes remarkable improvement within days and weeks following a cord blood stem cell transplant.
    Fox News | Read More


    Rylea returns home after stem cell treatment in China

    Child regains eye sight following successful stem cell transplant in China.
    CBS News | Read More


    Stem Cell Gold Rush

    California's landmark stem cell research program made headlines nationally, but what is the latest story behind the science? QUEST investigates the potential for medical breakthroughs in the next decade and how the Bay Area is leading the way.
    KQED Multimedia Series | Read More


    Stem Cell Tourism

    More and more Americans are traveling to China for stem cell treatment.
    ABC News | Read More


    Stem Cell Research Grows Up

    A study finds that adult stem cells can be used to treat human diseases.
    ABC News | Read More


    Stem Cells Show Promise to Treat/Cure Type 1 Diabetes

    Stem cells show promise to treat and cure type 1 diabetes. NBC News interviews Dr. Juan Dominquez Bendala at the University of Miami.
    NBC Nightly News | Read More


    Windpipe Transplant Makes History

    Woman Receives The First Whole-Organ Transplant Grown Using Her Own Stem Cells...
    ABC News | Read More


    Police Officer Saved By Stem Cells

    Paralyzed Texas Police Officer Is Moving Again After Receiving Treatment In China...
    ABC News | Read More


  • Medical Journals and Abstracts
  • Citrate Phosphate Dextrose (CPD) Saves More Cells Than Heparin

    Cord Blood Units Collected with Liquid CPD Appear to Contain Significantly More Nucleated and CD34+ Cells Than Units Collected with Dry Heparin.
    © 2009 American Society of Hematology | Read More


    BioArchive is the Superior Storage Option for Cord Blood

    The BioArchive® Freezing Curve for Cord Blood is Precise and Ensures the Health and Viability of Cells
    ThermoGenesis & The New York Blood Center | Read More


    The Importance of Technology for Long-Term Stem Cell Health

    Effects of long term cryopreservation on hematopoietic progenitor cells in umbilical cord blood...
    Stockton Press | Read More


    Cord Blood Research Articles

    Stem Cell Basics. Serving as a sort of repair system for the body, they can theoretically divide without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive...
    National Institutes of Health | Read More


    Study Of Umbilical Cord Blood-Derived Stem Cells For Lupus Therapy

    Umbilical cord blood contains both mensenchymal and hematopoetic stem cells that are now being researched to treat Lupus...
    Medical News Today: Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair | Read More


    Cord blood-derived CD133+ cells improve cardiac function after heart attack

    "This study suggests that the use of human umbilical cord blood-derived purified and expanded CD133+ cells may show promise for use in cellular cardiomyoplasty..."
    Experimental Biology and Medicine is the journal of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine. | Read More


    PacifiCord Saves More Cells for Successful Transplants

    Using both the AXP cord blood processing system and BioArchive cryopreservation technology, published, peer-reviewed study shows that PacifiCord saves more cells for transplant, resulting in a significantly higher survival than other systems used by most family cord blood banks.
    New York Blood Center | Read More


    Peer-Reviewed References Showing Applications of Adult Stem Cells

    A sample of published, peer-reviewed references show the therapeutic uses of stem cells, including the treatment of brain tumors, retinoblastoma, ovarian cancer and more...
    Various Sources Listed | Read More


    Cord Blood Treatment for Diabetes

    Accumulated clinical experience indicates that there is an inverse association between beta-cell function and chronic complications of type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)...
    JAMA | Read More


    One Strategy for Cell and Gene Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Adult Stem Cells to Repair Tissues

    Most recent evidence suggests that the process of tissue repair is driven by stem-like cells that reside in multiple tissues but are replenished by precursor cells from bone marrow. Among the candidates for the reparative cells are the adult stem cells from bone marrow referred to as either mesenchymal stem cells or marrow stromal cells (MSCs).
    The National Academy of Sciences | Read More


    Application of Human Umbilical Cord Blood-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Disease Models

    Human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs) are regarded as an alternative source of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells because collection of cord blood is less invasive than that of bone marrow. hUCB-MSCs have recently been studied for evaluation of their potential as a source of cell therapy. In this review, the general characteristics of hUCBMSCs and their therapeutic effects on various diseases in vitro and in vivo will be discussed.
    World Journal of Stem Cells | Read More


    Umbilical Cord Blood—Biology, Banking, and Therapeutic Use

    Umbilical cord blood (UCB) provides an alternative source of hematopoietic stem cells to bone marrow and peripheral blood for transplantation to reconstitute the blood and immune system following myeloablative or radiation therapy for numerous malignant and nonmalignant conditions. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first UCB hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
    Neonatal Medicine | Read More


    Cord Blood Applications

    Possibility of a peripherally administered cell therapy as an effective approach to improve the microenvironment of the aged brain...
    BMC Neuroscience | Read More


    Bone Marrow Transplants

    Local specialist firm answers growing demand for banking stem cells...Transplantation of Umbilical-Cord Blood in Babies with Infantile Krabbe's Disease...
    New England Journal of Medicine | Read More


  • Southern California: A safe place to live
  • Report: Irvine is Safest Large City in the Nation

    Irvine is the safest large city in the nation, according to preliminary data released by the FBI. The stats also mark the lowest per capita Part 1 Crime rate in the city's history.
    OC Metro | Read More


    Southern California has it made in the shade

    The region is actually one of the safest in the country, researchers say...
    LA Times | Read More

















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