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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.
Zinc-binding plays key role in sensing and regulation of brain’s pH levels

Zinc-binding plays key role in sensing and regulation of brain’s pH levels

Epidural medication has no effect on duration of labor, study shows

Epidural medication has no effect on duration of labor, study shows

UNLV researchers develop new method for extracting large numbers of stem cells from wisdom teeth

UNLV researchers develop new method for extracting large numbers of stem cells from wisdom teeth

Study identifies possibility of umbilical cord-derived stem cells in treating heart failure

Study identifies possibility of umbilical cord-derived stem cells in treating heart failure

New study reveals impact of Agent Orange exposure on women and babies in Vietnam

New study reveals impact of Agent Orange exposure on women and babies in Vietnam

Leeds Teaching Hospitals to introduce private stem cell collection and storage option for patients

Leeds Teaching Hospitals to introduce private stem cell collection and storage option for patients

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