Donated umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can save the lives of leukemia and lymphoma patients. A multi-center study has found that growing cord blood stem cells in a laboratory before transplantation significantly improves survival.
Here is news of one of a number of approaches to building bioartificial skin. As for many organs, a replacement doesn't have to be exactly the same as natural tissue. Rather it just has to be capable of at least some of the functions provided by natural tissue in order to be both beneficial and useful. Show More Summary
Scientists have developed a breakthrough technique to grow artificial skin - using stem cells taken from the umbilical cord. The new method means major burn patients could benefit from faster skin grafting, the researchers say, as the...Show More Summary
An important scientific breakthrough will aid the immediate use of artificially-grown skin for major burn patients, since the skin could be stored in tissue banks and made available when needed.
Spanish scientists, from the Tissue Engineering Research Group, from the Dept. of Histology at the University of Granada, have managed, for the first time, to grow artificial skin from stem cells of umbilical cord. Their study, published...Show More Summary
Of course your laptop is coming with you on any holiday trips. It’s your pride and joy—for many of us, it’s practically an appendage. It’s our entertainment at the airport and on the plane. It’s our office umbilical cord—because youShow More Summary
There are so many things that people don’t know yet about the human body, not even doctors. According to one of the specialists of the field, the proteins contained by the blood of the umbilical cord could indicate the chances of a baby being affected by autism. Biomaker Dr. Gary Steinman claims that the protein […]
In an article appearing in Medical Hypotheses, a New York-based physician-researcher from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has called for the testing of umbilical cord blood for levels of a growth protein that could help predict an infant's propensity to later develop autism. Show More Summary
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 6, 2013: In an article appearing in Medical Hypotheses on September 20, a New York-based physician-researcher from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has called for the testing of umbilical cord blood for levels of a growth protein that could help predict an infant's propensity to later develop autism. read more
Post by Nicole Fabian-Weber. The first one to three weeks of your baby's life, he'll have an umbilical cord stump that was clamped in a painless procedure following the birth. (It's actually kind of cute.) But there are ways to go about caring for the stump (to put rubbing alcohol on it or not?). Show More Summary
Last week, xoJane published an essay extolling the benefits of the "lotus birth": the practice of keeping a newborn baby attached to its placenta until the umbilical cord naturally detaches.According to Adele Allen, the essay’s author and proud mother of lotus child Ulysses, the minor inconveniences of leaving the umbilical... More »
Late last week, xoJane published a piece called “I Did Not Cut My Baby's Umbilical Cord for Six Days So We Could Have a Natural ‘Lotus Birth’ Just Like Chimpanzees.” The title speaks for itself: The author, a British woman named Adele...Show More Summary
After seeing Gravity on Sunday, all I could think about was umbilical cords. I Googled "gravity movie umbilical cords" and this has already been written. I was not expecting much from Gravity. I went in without a single warm feeling for Sandra Bullock or outer space. Show More Summary
Okay, brace yourself. There's a birthing technique that will allow you to live in a house with a Keurig and some wifi but still keep the umbilical cord attached from your baby to its placenta postpartum until it detaches on its own, about a week later, just like chimpanzees do. Show More Summary
And she definitely thinks she's a better parent than you, or your parents.
Other animals chew the cord off shortly after birth, but as a vegan, this option did not appeal to me. read more
Zebrafish research achieved a significant milestone when the first drug developed through studies utilizing the tiny animal and then put into clinical trials passed a Phase 1 trial aimed at establishing its safety. The drug, discovered...Show More Summary
2013?s Carrie opens with the title character’s birth. It’s an effective scene, conspicuously absent umbilical cord aside, that immediately makes two things clear. First, Carrie’s mother, Margaret White (Julianne Moore), is a dangerous fundamentalist highly displeased with the “cancer” that just spilled from between her legs. Show More Summary
Yolanda Long emphasized it was “a miracle” that they found a newborn baby only hours old in a backyard in Queens, New York. Eyewitness News reporter Michelle Charlesworth said the window above the child “just happened” be open a crack and Yoland and Gary Long “just happened” to be awake around 7 in the morning […]
An indigenous woman gave birth on a Mexican hospital lawn earlier this month after being denied help inside the clinic in a story making global headlines. Her newborn still bound by the umbilical cord and lying on the ground, the shocking...Show More Summary