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

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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