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16 Oct 2017 92 Comments

Research On Treatment Of Autism Using Cord Blood Yields Promising Results

Duke University, US, a pioneer in Autism research and treatment using cord blood stem cells have established a success in the treatment of a 9-year-old Autistic child. The child shows promising changes post-treatment with cord blood including improvement in her autistic behavior.

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. It is estimated that one in every 68 children in America has some form of autism spectrum disorder, according to the center for disease control and prevention.

Gracie Gregory, a 7-year-old from the US is now showing a 75 percent change in her autistic behavior after being treated by her own cord blood stem cells at the Duke University.Gregory, detected with symptoms at age 5 was then diagnosed with mild to moderate autism scale. Later, she had been a part of the 25 children team to participate in the first-of-its-kind study on the usage of cord blood for the treatment of Autism at the Duke University in Durham.

Prior to the treatment, Gregory’s condition deterred her from carrying out even her daily routine. However, post the treatment, she has shown remarkable improvement.The doctors say that her learning curve has improved considerably, while her parents claim that this is monumental as he has even begun attending a "regular" school and thriving there, something her parents never thought was possible.

The study conducted reported that two third of the participating children showed very promising improvements, illustrating that cord blood treatment is a powerful and positive hope for Autism.

Joanee Kurtzberg, MD, who has been treating children for inherited metabolic disorders expresses her confidence in cord blood treatments as they were able to produce results and even rescue few from autistic symptoms and improve their neurological outcome.

Meanwhile, Gregory’s parents happily remark that the 2000$ dollar spent on banking their child's cord blood at the time of birth is the best investment that they have ever made. Although that was made for a precaution, it turned out to be the child's savior says the couple.

LifeCell shares a special bond with Duke University and the team of Autism research, as 6 of its samples have been released for the clients participating in the study. All of the 6 samples have been successfully accepted without any rejection.The current success of Gregory’s treatment is a message to every expectant mother on the necessity of banking the child's cord blood sample not only as a measure of precaution but also as the only source of treatment available in conditions like these. However, cord blood stem cell transplant is already the most preferred choice of treatment for almost 80 medical conditions.

Having understood the importance of cord blood stem cells, you too can be a wise parent who takes the initiative to preserve your child's umbilical cord stem cells at birth with LifeCell's community stem cell banking. This model extends the protection of stem cells to not just your baby but for the entire family too, to know more:https://goo.gl/jwYjmx

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