Study touts potential of placental stem cells

06/16/2009 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Researchers at Children's Hospital Oakland in California discovered the human placenta could be a significant source of stem cells for treating blood-related disorders, providing several times more stem cells than cord blood. The finding could allow for easier stem cell transplantation in adults and larger children, who need bigger amounts of the cells, and could positively impact multiracial groups that have difficulty finding compatible bone marrow donors.

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