Friday, January 20, 2012

Stem Cell Research uses Cord Blood

Texas researchers are moving forward with a study using umbilical cord blood stem cells to try to restore hearing loss. The study is being done by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School. Ten babies who have hearing loss will be followed for a year while they are treated using their own stored cord blood. Researchers hope to develop a new option that does not involve surgery for children with profound hearing loss that could restore normal hearing.