Neurons Derived from Cord Blood Cells may Represent New Therapeutic Option
For over 20 years, doctors have used blood from the umbilical cord and placenta to treat a number of illnesses from cancer and immune disorders, to cancer and blood disease. Scientists have found a new way, using a single protein, to convert cord blood cells into neuron-like cells. This could prove valuable in the treatment many neurological conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
This image shows a colony of neurons derived from cord blood cells using stem sell reprogramming technology.