August 1992

Murine Survival Of Lethal Irradiation With Use Of Human Umbilical Cord Blood

We have found that human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) will routinely protect mice exposed to lethal levels of irradiation. At the end of 50 days, over 70% of mice injected with HUBC survived 900 cGy of irradiation, which produced 100% deaths in the uninjected control animals.

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