The people exposed to nuclear fallout from the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II suffered catastrophic health problems long after the actual explosions, which led researchers (who were looking for cures) to make an incredible discovery.
“The results of this cell therapy are very promising and it has now been shown to be effective in type 1 diabetes in a randomized, placebo-controlled study in adults. We hope to see the same positive effect in children”, says Per-Ola Carlsson, Chief Physician and Professor at Uppsala University Hospital / Uppsala University
Stem cells can be found in abundance in places like bone marrow and fat tissue throughout our lives, but even stem cells age with our body. The youngest, more flexible stem cells in the body come from a newborn’s umbilical cord blood and tissue.