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Umbilical cord blood hits the news again

19/2/2012

Blood tests are commonplace in modern medicine and have have been a mainstay since the late 19th century providing information about health and diseases.

 

According to Rolf Halden, a researcher at Arizone State University's Biodesign Institute blood derived from the human umbilical cord has yet to be fully investigated for the information it could provide. “Mapping of the full spectrum of proteins detected is the first, critical step in the discovery of biomarkers to improve human health,” Halden says.

I think it's great that, for something which used to be so readily discarded, umbilical cord blood has become so useful and is now the focus of many researchers.  More...

 

Comment by Greer Deal, Director of Global Regulatory Services (GRS)