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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.
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

Novel programmed shape-morphing scaffolds developed to facilitate facile 3D endothelialization

Novel programmed shape-morphing scaffolds developed to facilitate facile 3D endothelialization

New rebreather system enhances capabilities of Navy divers

New rebreather system enhances capabilities of Navy divers

FDA allows KU Medical Center to begin clinical trial of novel cellular therapy for HR/SR aGvHD

FDA allows KU Medical Center to begin clinical trial of novel cellular therapy for HR/SR aGvHD

Nightingale Health adds urine, CSF and cord blood analysis to its blood biomarker services

Nightingale Health adds urine, CSF and cord blood analysis to its blood biomarker services

New study aims to mitigate risks associated with treatment of multiple myeloma

New study aims to mitigate risks associated with treatment of multiple myeloma

Tissue-engineered islets used to treat sudden-onset type 1 diabetes in mice

Tissue-engineered islets used to treat sudden-onset type 1 diabetes in mice

COstatus monitors could offer way to directly measure cardiac output among neonates

COstatus monitors could offer way to directly measure cardiac output among neonates

Jacobs Medical Center recognized with Baby Friendly Designation for efforts in mother-baby bonding

Jacobs Medical Center recognized with Baby Friendly Designation for efforts in mother-baby bonding

Using Cord Blood to Alleviate the Symptoms of Autism

Using Cord Blood to Alleviate the Symptoms of Autism