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Two to three children in 1,000 are affected by it, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Animal studies indicate that infused stem cells help injured brain cells recover and replace brain cells that have died.  Autologous stem cell transplantation, in which the transplant recipient is also the donor, is the safest form of stem cell transplantation because it carries virtually no threat of immune system rejection.  I believe that stem cell research holds extraordinary potential for the development of new therapies for the children we treat and for the countless others like them throughout the world.

Clinical Research: First Trimester Ultrasound – A New Horizon

Scans in early pregnancy are usually performed in the first trimester around 12 weeks.  You may have an earlier scan, if you are experiencing pain or bleeding for example or unsure of LMP dates.  It is recommended that all pregnant women have a scan in the first trimester, to establish the date when the baby is due, check the number of babies, also the position of the placenta.  First trimester ultrasonic scans may show 'soft' markers for chromosomal abnormalities, such as the absence of fetal nasal bone or an increased fetal nuchal translucency (back of the neck) to enable detection of Down syndrome fetuses.

Looking Forward

Basic:  Our Research Department established a stem cell program whose sole mission is to explore, understand and translate the promise of stem cells into clinical therapies and treatments

Clinical: The Ob/Gyn Department – Western University became a referral center for Genetic/Ultrasound Screening and High Risk pregnancy.