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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.
Spectroscopy reveals a high abundance of microplastics in human placenta

Spectroscopy reveals a high abundance of microplastics in human placenta

UVA's new discovery could help ramp up production of blood-clotting platelets

UVA's new discovery could help ramp up production of blood-clotting platelets

Many neurocognitive benefits conferred on children born to mothers who eat fish

Many neurocognitive benefits conferred on children born to mothers who eat fish

Umbilical cord milking may be safe, more effective for non-vigorous term and near- term infants

Umbilical cord milking may be safe, more effective for non-vigorous term and near- term infants

KU Leuven scientists create a new type of human cell in the lab using stem cells

KU Leuven scientists create a new type of human cell in the lab using stem cells

How does the maternal immune response balance SARS-CoV-2 antiviral responses with transplacental transfer of protection to the fetus?

How does the maternal immune response balance SARS-CoV-2 antiviral responses with transplacental transfer of protection to the fetus?

Review may lead to improvements in therapeutic options for preterm infants

Review may lead to improvements in therapeutic options for preterm infants

Maternal antibodies may play a key role in protecting infants from congenital HCMV infections

Maternal antibodies may play a key role in protecting infants from congenital HCMV infections

COVID-19 vaccination has no impact on the health of placentas in pregnant women, research finds

COVID-19 vaccination has no impact on the health of placentas in pregnant women, research finds

Study results encourage SARS-CoV-2–infected mothers breastfeed to protect infants from COVID

Study results encourage SARS-CoV-2–infected mothers breastfeed to protect infants from COVID

Study finds TGF-β2 associated with asymptomatic mild SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy

Study finds TGF-β2 associated with asymptomatic mild SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy

Women who are pregnant or nursing should receive a COVID booster vaccination

Women who are pregnant or nursing should receive a COVID booster vaccination

COVID-19's impact on sex and fertility

COVID-19's impact on sex and fertility

Research may lead to more effective interventions for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Research may lead to more effective interventions for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Quantitative MRI can detect subtle differences in the brain structure of premature babies

Quantitative MRI can detect subtle differences in the brain structure of premature babies

Durability and neutralization capacity of SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies in the breastmilk of convalescent COVID-19 mothers

Durability and neutralization capacity of SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies in the breastmilk of convalescent COVID-19 mothers

NK cells combined with bispecific antibody achieve effective responses in patients with lymphoma

NK cells combined with bispecific antibody achieve effective responses in patients with lymphoma

Phenolic extract from wild blueberries may improve wound healing

Phenolic extract from wild blueberries may improve wound healing

Nanotherapies may benefit preterm babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Nanotherapies may benefit preterm babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Partially matched blood cells could help cure people with both cancer and HIV

Partially matched blood cells could help cure people with both cancer and HIV