Posted: Dec 14, 2010
Could cord blood stem cells be used to help treat the wounds of a burn victim or restore hearing in a deaf child? As Heather Brown, CBR’s Vice President of Scientific and Medical Affairs, explains in a recent interview, these treatment areas and others are being explored in rapidly-advancing research.
“Cord blood stem cells really are so versatile that anything is possible,” she says. “It’s really an incredibly fast-moving science.”
Heather explains that while cord blood stem cells have been used for decades to treat a variety of blood disorders, immune diseases and cancers, they are now under investigation to regenerate and repair damaged cells outside of the blood and immune system. Heart disease and brain injury are two other areas of focus.
You can read Heather’s full interview with Questional, a website highlighting experts and public figures in technology and science.