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2011-02-11 13:21:10

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that excessive formation of calcium crystal deposits in the amniotic fluid may be a reason why some pregnant women suffer preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) leading to preterm delivery. This is a key breakthrough in solving the mystery of preterm birth, a leading cause of death and permanent disability in newborns. The findings will be presented in an abstract at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Scientific Sessions on...

2011-01-27 07:30:00

BOSTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Most women know that amniotic fluid is the nourishing and protective liquid that surrounds a growing baby, but are unaware of the potential of amniotic fluid beyond pregnancy. Amniotic fluid contains mesenchymal stem cells, which are at the forefront of medical research, and, if collected and stored, these stem cells may help protect the child throughout their lifetime. Biocell Center, leader in amniotic fluid preservation, is proud to participate in...

2010-07-07 07:20:00

BOSTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Two key focus areas of Biocell Center, the nation's first amniotic fluid stem cell bank, have been recently mentioned among the most important medical discoveries of the last century. Amniocentesis and non-embryonic stem cells were among the list of "Huge Medical Breakthroughs" presented in an article by Althea Chang on Mainstreet.com, produced by TheStreet.com on June 29, 2010. The story highlights some of the most important and influential breakthroughs...

2010-04-05 09:15:31

Researchers have gone some way to explaining what happens during premature births and how brain injury develops in premature babies. New findings show that inflammation in both the amniotic fluid and the baby's brain has a role to play, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy. One of the reasons for premature birth could be inflammation in the amniotic fluid or the placenta caused by bacteria. The infection triggers labor far earlier than expected. The study saw researchers looking at...

2010-03-15 12:33:39

In a breakthrough that may help fill a critical need in stem cell research and patient care, researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have demonstrated that skin cells found in human amniotic fluid can be efficiently "reprogrammed" to pluripotency, where they have characteristics similar to human embryonic stem cells that can develop into almost any type of cell in the human body. The study is online now and will appear in print in the next issue of the journal Cellular Reprogramming, to...

2010-03-08 07:10:00

MEDFORD, Mass., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocell Center Corporation and Caritas Christi Health Care, New England's largest community-based hospital network, and its flagship hospital St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, are pleased to announce the launch of a cryopreservation service for amniotic fluid stem cells obtained during a routine second trimester amniocentesis procedure. According to Dr. Lucy Bayer-Zwirello, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Caritas Christi and Associate Professor...

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2010-02-09 15:25:00

Loyola specialists find increase may be tied to common complication of premature birth Cerebral palsy (CP) has increased in infants born prematurely in the United States, according to data presented by researchers from Loyola University Health System (LUHS). These findings were reported at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Chicago. They also were published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers reported that...

2010-02-08 07:20:00

MEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocell Center announced today its further commitment to working with maternal-fetal-medicine doctors by attending the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting. "Biocell Center has been working with perinatologists and Ob/Gyn doctors worldwide for several years," said Kate Torchilin, CEO of Biocell Center Corporation. "We understand the effects that high-risk pregnancy can have on mothers and families and we are hoping to inform...

2010-02-04 15:15:19

Findings support view of preterm labor as immune response to infection or injury Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have identified DNA variants in mothers and fetuses that appear to increase the risk for preterm labor and delivery. The DNA variants were in genes involved in the regulation of inflammation and of the extracellular matrix, the mesh-like material that holds cells within tissues. "A substantial body of scientific evidence indicates that inflammatory hormones may...

2010-02-01 07:15:00

MEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Preservation of amniotic fluid stem cells is an innovative technology that recently became available to expecting mothers in the United States with Biocell Center having launched its pioneering service here following its success in Europe. Today, the company announced its collaboration with Innovative Medical Solutions of Valley Stream, NY, a company that offers medical products and solutions to hospitals and the Ob/Gyn marketplace. Innovative...


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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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