- By Valeria Arcila
- Posted 6/15/2016 3:25:00 PM
Back in 2010, Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, a Duke University professor and physician, saved the life of an Israeli girl stricken with cancer. Her battle with the disease was closely watched by the whole country. Six years later, this past month, the cord blood stem cell physician and the 13-year-old reunited in Israel, when Dr. Kurtzberg came to evaluate children with cerebral palsy for a new study using umbilical cord blood stem cells. "I am glad to see science is able to provide solutions for cases which used to be regarded as hopeless," says Dr. Kurtzberg. "I only hope that those who continue throwing umbilical cord blood into the garbage will realize that it's a treasure."