Duke University, which is located in Durham, North Carolina, has developed an international reputation for its work on using stem cell therapies to treat diseases and injuries in both adults and children. The scientists and clinicians who operate Duke’s Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Program are involved in gathering and using the knowledge gained from stem cell research to develop therapies that save lives and restore diseased or damaged cells. Duke has been particularly successful in treating children with malfunctioning blood cells, various forms of cancers, and deficiencies of the immune system. Duke specializes in cord blood transplantation, and umbilical cords and placentas are now collected directly from the delivery room and used to grant new life to dying children and teens. Adult bone marrow ...

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