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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.
Overactive neutrophils may drive life-threatening blood clots in some COVID-19 patients

Overactive neutrophils may drive life-threatening blood clots in some COVID-19 patients

New study defines the transmission of COVID-19 from mother to child

New study defines the transmission of COVID-19 from mother to child

Researchers report a key breakthrough to help protect newborns from brain damage

Researchers report a key breakthrough to help protect newborns from brain damage

Novel vaccine platform against COVID-19 based on engineered human mesenchymal stem cells

Novel vaccine platform against COVID-19 based on engineered human mesenchymal stem cells

Early respiratory distress syndrome caused by SARS-CoV-2 in a newborn

Early respiratory distress syndrome caused by SARS-CoV-2 in a newborn

Texas Heart Institute and 7 Hills Pharma receive $1.9 million to improve stem cell transplants

Texas Heart Institute and 7 Hills Pharma receive $1.9 million to improve stem cell transplants

Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?

Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?

COVID-19 appears to attack the placenta in pregnant women

COVID-19 appears to attack the placenta in pregnant women

Study finds evidence of injury in placentas from COVID-19-positive pregnant women

Study finds evidence of injury in placentas from COVID-19-positive pregnant women

Researchers highlight the need to revise the protocol for detecting ZIKV infection in placenta

Researchers highlight the need to revise the protocol for detecting ZIKV infection in placenta

Study shows it is safe to give antibiotics to mothers after umbilical cord clamping in C-sections, to avoid exposure of newborns

Study shows it is safe to give antibiotics to mothers after umbilical cord clamping in C-sections, to avoid exposure of newborns

New clinical trial launches to test efficacy of cell therapy for severe COVID-19 cases

New clinical trial launches to test efficacy of cell therapy for severe COVID-19 cases

New 'more effective' stem cell transplant method could improve treatment of blood diseases

New 'more effective' stem cell transplant method could improve treatment of blood diseases

Using 'young NK cells' could improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy for cancer patients

Using 'young NK cells' could improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy for cancer patients

Can novel coronavirus affect pregnant women and their babies?

Can novel coronavirus affect pregnant women and their babies?

Newly identified genetic signatures in common pediatric cancer pave way for precision medicine

Newly identified genetic signatures in common pediatric cancer pave way for precision medicine

Length of pregnancy related to chemical DNA changes in newborns

Length of pregnancy related to chemical DNA changes in newborns

CD19 CAR NK cell therapy clinical trial shows encouraging results for hematologic cancers

CD19 CAR NK cell therapy clinical trial shows encouraging results for hematologic cancers

Perinatal exposure of rats to flame retardants changes the liver epigenome

Perinatal exposure of rats to flame retardants changes the liver epigenome

Water births are safe and cause fewer first and second-degree tears, shows study

Water births are safe and cause fewer first and second-degree tears, shows study