Published in Blood Weekly, April 21st, 2005
According to a study from South Korea, "umbilical cord blood (UCB) is well known to be a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells with practical and ethical advantages."
"Because mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from bone marrow have been regarded as good materials for cell/gene therapy as well as for tissue engineering because of their multidifferentiation potential, a number of trials have been undertaken to isolate MSCs from UCB. However, the results have been controversial, and little has become known about the effect of cryopreservation on the isolation of these stem cells," said M.W....
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