AxoGen, a company based in Alachua, Florida, is releasing its new Avive soft tissue membrane device. The Avive is made out of amnionic membrane harvested from the human umbilical cord. It is intended for use during nerve surgeries to separate certain tissues while reducing nearby inflammation and scar formation. Show More Summary
She was less than 24 hours old when police say she was thrown from the second floor of an apartment building, a red and white dish towel tied around her neck and her umbilical cord and placenta still attached. She died from strangulation and a superintendent found her body, in...
The peptide only exists in the umbilical cords and circulatory systems of newborn babies for about two weeks; then it disappears.
As a practicing OB-GYN physician in the Bay Area, I’m no stranger to the holistic birth movement. From being asked to cut the umbilical cord over a block of obsidian to being sprinkled with glitter as the baby emerged, I’ve seen it all. Show More Summary
(Boston University Medical Center) Despite significant reductions in neonatal mortality previously reported in south Asia, applying a chlorhexidine wash to newborns' umbilical cords in sub-Saharan Africa did not reduce deaths, a study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health shows.
Post by Tanvier Peart. There's a reason why labor and delivery is often referred to as "D-Day." It's a period of intense emotions as expectant women transition into motherhood. There are times of agony, but there are also moments of wonderful euphoria. Show More Summary
Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. The placenta is officially old news: Make way for the umbilical cord! Once an overlooked byproduct of birth, the humble umbilical cord is now at last getting its day in the sun (so to speak), with new moms...Show More Summary
For many whose children leave for college, landing on the proper spot of the Umbilical Cord/Cold Arctic Gale continuum can be tricky.
Placenta, meet your new postpartum best friend, the umbilical cord. We thought we'd seen it all when moms started eating their placentas, but the latest umbilical cord trend is blowing our minds, albeit in the most heartwarming way possible. Moms...Show More Summary
Because umbilical cords aren't just art: they charge phones too.
[caption id="attachment_79888" align="aligncenter" width="640"] "Umbilical cord art" is now a trend, according to Buzzfeed.[/caption] Strangest headline of the day: “Why I Won’t Judge Women For Making Umbilical Cord Art”. [ Refinery29 ] Berlin’s legendary nightclub Berghain has been deemed a “high art” institution by German courts. Show More Summary
In the age of Pinterest, more and more mothers are getting crafty with aspects of their pregnancy that used to be taboo. Placenta pills, IVF hearts, baby bump dioramas—with all these innovations, nobody should be surprised that women have started making art with their umbilical cords. Show More Summary
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) Umbilical cord blood transplants may have advantages beyond offering an alternative stem cell source for leukemia patients without a traditional donor match, according to a study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Umbilical cord blood transplants may have advantages beyond offering an alternative stem cell source for leukemia patients without a traditional donor match, according to a study published today in The New England Journal of Medicin...
A factor found in umbilical cord blood could become the basis for developing new drugs to fight harmful inflammation, researchers report. When given to mice, the newly discovered factor countered signs of inflammation and sepsis, such as fever, fluctuations in respiratory rate, and death. Show More Summary
A factor found in umbilical cord blood could become the basis for developing new drugs to fight harmful inflammation, University of Utah School of Medicine researchers report. When given to mice, the newly discovered factor countered signs of inflammation and sepsis, such as fever, fluctuations in respiratory rate, and death. Show More Summary
Many people who would have died for lack of a blood-type match can now be saved.
A Charles County, Md., law secretary reacted swiftly when a pregnant woman went into labor outside Olmsted & Olmsted Law Firm on Aug. 30, delivering the baby and unwrapping the umbilical cord from her neck. The mother and baby are recovering well.
We can assure you we'll never buy this $6,000 phone charger, which resembles an umbilical cord and pulsates while plugged in.
These are more petroglyphs from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, part of the Pu’u Loa group. During historic times, when a child was born, a small cupule would be engraved for the umbilical cord and covered with a stone. There are more...Show More Summary