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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.
Health care industry spends $30b a year pushing its wares, from drugs to stem cell treatment

Health care industry spends $30b a year pushing its wares, from drugs to stem cell treatment

Multicenter study demonstrates effectiveness, safety of topical antibiotics in NICU babies

Multicenter study demonstrates effectiveness, safety of topical antibiotics in NICU babies

FDA warns Genetech for marketing stem cell products without approval

FDA warns Genetech for marketing stem cell products without approval

Research explores effects of cannabis use on males’ reproductive health

Research explores effects of cannabis use on males’ reproductive health

Study reveals urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements

Study reveals urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements

Scientists create mini-placenta's to study early stages of pregnancy

Scientists create mini-placenta's to study early stages of pregnancy

More accurate and less stressful way to measure a baby's heartbeat

More accurate and less stressful way to measure a baby's heartbeat

Maternal Tdap immunization during third trimester linked with higher levels of pertussis antibodies in newborns

Maternal Tdap immunization during third trimester linked with higher levels of pertussis antibodies in newborns

A promising new approach for repairing cleft palate in infants

A promising new approach for repairing cleft palate in infants

Babies exposed to higher levels of organochlorine compounds in womb may have worse lung function

Babies exposed to higher levels of organochlorine compounds in womb may have worse lung function

Study shows air pollution may be bad for the fetus

Study shows air pollution may be bad for the fetus

Cord blood of babies provides clue to respiratory diseases

Cord blood of babies provides clue to respiratory diseases

NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn offers advanced robot-assisted surgery to treat complex hernias

NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn offers advanced robot-assisted surgery to treat complex hernias

Neonatal immune system starts to change dramatically in response to bacteria, viruses

Neonatal immune system starts to change dramatically in response to bacteria, viruses

Scientists demonstrate rapid immune system development in newborn babies

Scientists demonstrate rapid immune system development in newborn babies

Research uncovers new approach for expanding stem cells from umbilical cord blood

Research uncovers new approach for expanding stem cells from umbilical cord blood

Placenta barrier-on-a-chip could help explain why babies are born prematurely

Placenta barrier-on-a-chip could help explain why babies are born prematurely

Gestational diabetes may increase offspring's heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes may increase offspring's heart disease risk

Vitamin D level in girls associated with muscle strength

Vitamin D level in girls associated with muscle strength

Research shows programmed postnatal transition in newborn’s heart

Research shows programmed postnatal transition in newborn’s heart