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Umbilical cord stem cells implanted into Covid patients improve survival chances, study suggests

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An experimental treatment involving stem cells from umbilical cords could significantly reduce deaths and quicken recovery time for patients suffering the most severe form of COVID-19, a study suggests.

US researchers reported a 91% survival rate in seriously ill patients given the stem cell infusion, compared to 42% in a second group who did not receive the treatment.

Researchers said the treatment also appeared to be safe, with no serious adverse reactions reported.

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Source: The Independent, 5 January 2021

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