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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.
COVID-19 during pregnancy may induce fetal immune response even in the absence of placental infection

COVID-19 during pregnancy may induce fetal immune response even in the absence of placental infection

Exploring the relationship between stem cells and COVID-19

Exploring the relationship between stem cells and COVID-19

Researchers detect Delta variant in the blood and placentas of women who had pregnancy complications

Researchers detect Delta variant in the blood and placentas of women who had pregnancy complications

Pregnant women should not delay COVID-19 vaccination until late pregnancy, study suggests

Pregnant women should not delay COVID-19 vaccination until late pregnancy, study suggests

Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies in mothers and infants

Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies in mothers and infants

NEI researchers identify unique population of B cells that tamps down the immune system

NEI researchers identify unique population of B cells that tamps down the immune system

Antibody persistence in infants after maternal COVID-19 vaccination

Antibody persistence in infants after maternal COVID-19 vaccination

Sexually dimorphic placental antibody transfer during SARS-CoV-2 infection

Sexually dimorphic placental antibody transfer during SARS-CoV-2 infection

Immune response to mRNA COVID vaccines delayed in pregnant women

Immune response to mRNA COVID vaccines delayed in pregnant women

Study explores the likelihood of inappropriate decisions by physicians during delivery

Study explores the likelihood of inappropriate decisions by physicians during delivery

An investigation of SARS-CoV-2 infection in diabetic pregnancies

An investigation of SARS-CoV-2 infection in diabetic pregnancies

Study finds strong evidence of transplacental passage of IgG antibodies following COVID vaccination

Study finds strong evidence of transplacental passage of IgG antibodies following COVID vaccination

Naturally occurring protein associated with better stroke recovery in mice

Naturally occurring protein associated with better stroke recovery in mice

A review of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for severe COVID-19

A review of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for severe COVID-19

Study shows how mesenchymal stromal cells regulate factors driving inflammation in COPD patients

Study shows how mesenchymal stromal cells regulate factors driving inflammation in COPD patients

Novel type of cellular therapy safe for knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, study confirms

Novel type of cellular therapy safe for knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, study confirms

Umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells show promise to treat muscular dystrophies

Umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells show promise to treat muscular dystrophies

Study reveals pathological mechanism and treatment strategy of pre-engraftment syndrome

Study reveals pathological mechanism and treatment strategy of pre-engraftment syndrome

NIH begins study to evaluate how pregnant, postpartum people react to COVID-19 vaccines

NIH begins study to evaluate how pregnant, postpartum people react to COVID-19 vaccines

Study reveals maternal and neonatal benefits of Pfizer COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

Study reveals maternal and neonatal benefits of Pfizer COVID-19 mRNA vaccine