What pediatricians should know about bone marrow failure syndromes
Pediatricians face a difficult task determining when to refer a child for a suspected bone marrow failure syndrome. We now realize that only a subset of children with bone marrow failure syndromes present with the findings described in textbooks.  These children often appear well and lack classical physical stigmata. By the time they look sick, their marrow’s ability to produce blood cells can be so weakened that it could be too late — or at least much more difficult — to treat them successfully. These rare disorders can range from life-threatening conditions requiring a hematopoietic stem cell trans...
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The Future of Cord Blood Research
  You may have heard that the stem cells in your baby’s umbilical-cord blood can save lives, but if you’re like most people, you have only a vague notion of how stem cells work — or which diseases they can treat. Right now, certain cancers, blood disorders, and immune disorders, among other conditions, are being successfully treated with cord-blood stem cells — and thanks to cord blood research, the list of conditions and diseases that may be treated by these stem cells is growing. Why is it important to know about the cord blood research and what types of diseases it can treat? Knowing what co...
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