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The umbilical cord is the structure that attaches the fetus to the placenta and acts as the medium through which nutrients, gases and waste products travel between the mother and the fetus.
Researchers track how flu shot during pregnancy affects expectant mothers and babies

Researchers track how flu shot during pregnancy affects expectant mothers and babies

Study determines safest temperature and duration for body-cooling of newborns

Study determines safest temperature and duration for body-cooling of newborns

Stem cell centers claim to offer effective heart failure therapy despite lack of FDA approval

Stem cell centers claim to offer effective heart failure therapy despite lack of FDA approval

AMSBIO launches new ELISA-like kit to detect and measure Hyaluronic Acid

AMSBIO launches new ELISA-like kit to detect and measure Hyaluronic Acid

Infographic displays facts and information about stem cells, cord blood

Infographic displays facts and information about stem cells, cord blood

Cord-blood-derived natural killer cells can be modified to destroy B-cell cancers

Cord-blood-derived natural killer cells can be modified to destroy B-cell cancers

Banned flame retardants pass from mothers to infants through umbilical cord blood

Banned flame retardants pass from mothers to infants through umbilical cord blood

Study finds direct link between birth outcomes and placental oxygen transport

Study finds direct link between birth outcomes and placental oxygen transport

Insecticides and chemicals used to combat Zika linked to reduced motor function in infants

Insecticides and chemicals used to combat Zika linked to reduced motor function in infants

Americord introduces Digital Birth Plan to help expectant parents make informed choices

Americord introduces Digital Birth Plan to help expectant parents make informed choices

Study makes recommendations on how to reduce Africa's child mortality rates

Study makes recommendations on how to reduce Africa's child mortality rates

Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy could help protect children against asthma

Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy could help protect children against asthma

Innate genetic advantage contributes to better outcomes in newborn infant girls than boys, research shows

Innate genetic advantage contributes to better outcomes in newborn infant girls than boys, research shows

Biomarker may predict death or poor pulmonary outcomes in extremely preterm infants

Biomarker may predict death or poor pulmonary outcomes in extremely preterm infants

Children's bone health could be determined before birth, study shows

Children's bone health could be determined before birth, study shows

Mothers infected with malaria during pregnancy can alter infants’ immunity

Mothers infected with malaria during pregnancy can alter infants’ immunity

Artificial womb could improve survival among premature babies

Artificial womb could improve survival among premature babies

Epigenetic changes detectable at birth linked to risk of obesity

Epigenetic changes detectable at birth linked to risk of obesity

Eating soil could be detrimental to health of babies

Eating soil could be detrimental to health of babies

“Young” blood revitalizes elderly mice’s learning and memory skills, say researchers

“Young” blood revitalizes elderly mice’s learning and memory skills, say researchers