Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells to Treat Acquired Hearing Loss in Kids

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells to Treat Acquired Hearing Loss in Kids

  • By Valeria Arcila
  • Posted 3/16/2016 12:44:26 PM

It’s not the future. It’s now. So says Dr. James Baumgartner, pediatric neurosurgeon at Florida Children’s Hospital, with regard to the use of cord blood stem cells to treat a number of prevalent, devastating conditions in children. We look at the study by Dr. Baumgartner that shows cord blood can restore a significant level of hearing in children suffering from acquired hearing loss by increasing the number of functioning hair cells in the organ of corti.


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