Has there been any research done about Alzheimer's and the use of cord blood?

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Has there been any research done about Alzheimer's and the use of cord blood?


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Ladislav Volicer, M.D., Ph.D., is recognized as an international expert on advanced dementia care. He is a courtesy full professor at the School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, and visiting professor at the Third Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Twenty-five years ago, he established one of the first dementia special care units.

Cord blood stem cells were investigated in cell culture and mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Cord blood cells were effective in decreasing toxicity of beta amyloid protein and in improving cognitive function in mice. However, no human experiments in Alzheimer's disease with cord blood cells were reported so far.