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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.
Vitamin D is essential for preventing preeclampsia

Vitamin D is essential for preventing preeclampsia

Ochsner Hospital for Children joins national consortium to provide solutions for hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Ochsner Hospital for Children joins national consortium to provide solutions for hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Trump administration cracks down on fetal tissue research

Trump administration cracks down on fetal tissue research

Blood stem cell breakthrough could spare some patients from side effects of cancer treatments

Blood stem cell breakthrough could spare some patients from side effects of cancer treatments

MIT researchers develop novel method for analyzing massive cell datasets

MIT researchers develop novel method for analyzing massive cell datasets

Delayed umbilical cord clamping improves survival of extremely premature infants

Delayed umbilical cord clamping improves survival of extremely premature infants

Cellular mechanism that connects smoking during pregnancy and baby’s obesity risk identified

Cellular mechanism that connects smoking during pregnancy and baby’s obesity risk identified

Study shows link between maternal diet during pregnancy and risk of ADHD symptoms in children

Study shows link between maternal diet during pregnancy and risk of ADHD symptoms in children

Blood test and mathematical model can estimate preterm birth rate in low-resource countries

Blood test and mathematical model can estimate preterm birth rate in low-resource countries

Air pollutants may damage fetal cardiovascular development

Air pollutants may damage fetal cardiovascular development

Researchers comprehensively sequence the human immune system

Researchers comprehensively sequence the human immune system

Monitoring Routine Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying with Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy

Monitoring Routine Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying with Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy

Lab model reveals the formation of new blood vessels

Lab model reveals the formation of new blood vessels

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