According to a recent study at Duke University Medical Center, infusing a child with cells from his or her own umbilical cord can improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy. The researchers noted improvements in motor function one year after the infusion that exceeded gains expected in children of similar age and condition, and exceeded gains by children who had not received an infusion, or had received a lower dose of cells. Researchers hope that infusions of cord blood can help lessen the symptoms of children with cerebral palsy, and plan to study the use of repeated infusions and the use of donor cells for patients whose own cord blood is not available.
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