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Children to Receive Umbilical Cord Blood in World First Cerebral Palsy Trial

March 10, 2016

(Sydney Morning Herald) – Australian children with cerebral palsy will be infused with umbilical cord blood, in a world first medical trial at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. The study hopes to find that stem cells from cord blood can repair brain injury that leads to cerebral palsy, the most common physical disability of Australian children.

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