Apollo Hospital to set up Stem cell therapy centers through out India with collaboration from Histostem Inc., Histostem is an American Company Delaware Corporation. It has one of the largest public blood banks in the world with 55,000 umbilical cord blood stem cells, which is being used for various genetic treatments.
The Apollo group of hospitals will train doctors and nurses with the help of Histostem to provide stem cell therapy to patients. The team will help in developing protocols and also help in developing new treatments. Research in the field of stem cell therapy will also be undertaken in all the centers in India.
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Stem cell - Fundamentals
A stem cell is a unique cell that can give rise to any specific specialized cell, such as a blood cell depending on the area of the body. They have the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and have a unique property to differentiate into any type of body cell eg nerve cell, bladder cell or muscle cell
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Stem cells - cord blood:
Stem cells are the unspecialized blood cell that has the capacity to replicate and produce its own blood cells, Platelets, red and white blood cells.
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