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2014-07-15 12:28:51

Hoskins Joins Leading Doctors to Help Guide Americord's Innovations in Cord Blood Banking NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord announced today that Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, M.D. has joined the company's Advisory Board. Dr. Hoskins is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. She is a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist and a sub-specialist in maternal-fetal medicine, which focuses on...

Biologists Link Placenta Formation And Sexual Selection
2014-07-10 03:56:12

By Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California - Riverside UC Riverside research shows fish with placentas are smaller and less brightly colored than non-placental fish Sexual selection refers to species' selection for traits that are attractive to the opposite sex. This special type of natural selection enhances opportunities to mate, the tail of male peacocks being an iconic example. Biologists at the University of California, Riverside have now found that sexual selection and...

2014-05-16 12:27:11

Abstract Presented at ASPHO Conference by Americord's Medical Director Dr. Robert Dracker NEW YORK, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breakthrough technology that harvests stem cells from the placenta was presented in an abstract written by Dr. Robert A. Dracker, Americord's Executive Medical Director, at the 27(th) annual meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO). The new stem cell harvesting technology enables parents to collect as many as twice the...

2014-04-17 10:32:57

Changing where a newborn baby is held before its umbilical cord is clamped could lead to improved uptake in hospitals of delayed cord clamping, leading to a decreased risk of iron deficiency in infancy, according to new results published in The Lancet. Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord until around two minutes after birth allows for blood to pass from the mother's placenta to the baby, and has previously been shown to reduce the risk of iron deficiency in infancy. However, current...

2014-04-14 16:25:26

Americord Raises Standards of Customer Service in Cord Blood Industry NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Banking leader Americord today published a bill of rights it believes every cord blood banking client should expect to receive from their cord blood bank. Encompassing information as well as service, the "Cord Blood Banking Bill of Rights" covers fundamental issues such as transparency and equitable pricing and ensures that clients who are storing their cord...

2014-04-08 12:31:24

Funds Will Support the Advancement of Cutting Edge Stem Cell Research Worldwide NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord announced today the launch of its corporate giving program, which will support research focused on the therapeutic uses of stem cells from umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and placenta tissue. In addition to ongoing and future clinical trials focused on a broad array of diseases, conditions, and injuries, Americord's corporate giving program may also fund...

2014-02-06 08:29:30

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AFcell Medical has announced that it will now operate under the name Liventa Bioscience, effective immediately. The new name is a derivation of the words "live" and "placenta" and better reflects the company's mission to improve the lives of patients through its placental-based advanced biologic tissue forms. "We are very excited to announce our new name and corporate identity," said Liventa's Chief Executive Officer, Robin...

2014-02-04 23:26:12

Gold Serum Stem Cell Facial a Favorite Among Top Celebrities Including Victoria Beckham and Simon Cowell Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Stem Cell Beauty Innovations / SCBI LLC http://www.scbinet.com launched their line of all natural stem cell products in Harvey Nichols London this week. SCBI’s stem cell gold serum represents the latest in skin care to regenerate and de-age the skin. Top celebrities including Victoria Beckham and Simon Cowell have reportedly used...

2014-01-14 16:25:47

Americord announces over 2200% revenue growth outpacing rival cord blood banks CBR and ViaCord NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord announced today its continued growth, supporting management's belief that it remains the fastest growing cord blood bank in the United States. 2013 proved to be another record year for Americord and the company is now moving more quickly than ever towards its goal of being the leading provider of cord blood and cord tissue banking services...

2013-11-27 15:57:21

Researchers identify cells involved in placenta development Dr. Hanna Mikkola and researchers at UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have identified a specific type of cell and a related cell communication pathway that are key to the successful growth of a healthy placenta. The findings could greatly bolster our knowledge about the potential causes of complications during pregnancy. Specifically, the findings could help scientists clarify...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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