A newborn baby with the umbilical cord attached. Treatments derived from cord blood are booming – but unproven. Photo: Alamy

Dirty umbilical cord blood in ‘miraculous’ stem cell cure for back pain infected patients with E coli

  • At least 17 people have been hospitalised in the US after being injected with products made from umbilical cord blood
  • Stem cell treatments are booming, even as health authorities ring alarm bells about some of their unproven claims
Topic |   Stem cells

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A newborn baby with the umbilical cord attached. Treatments derived from cord blood are booming – but unproven. Photo: Alamy
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