The name "stem cell" was first coined by a Russian in 1908.
 
More than 100 years later, Russian scientists are still investigating how stem cells can help cure fatal diseases.
 
To support their endeavours, the Russian government has created a special section on the nation's stock market to help fund ongoing research, helping spur demand for the storing of cord blood stem cells.

Neave Barker reports from Moscow.

Source: Agencies