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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...

2013-11-12 09:22:11

Penn Medicine studies presented at Neuroscience 2013 point to 2 potential ways mothers pass stress onto child Pregnant women may transmit the damaging effects of stress to their unborn child by way of the bacteria in their vagina and through the placenta, suggest new findings from two animal studies presented by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Stresses felt by mothers during pregnancy have been shown...

2013-10-25 10:33:06

The penetration of sperm into an egg is critical for pregnancy, but the implantation of the developing blastocyst into the endometrium – the lining of the uterus – is an equally important step that requires the input of the master molecule steroid receptor coactivator-2 (SRC-2), said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in the open access journal PLoS Genetics. “Understanding how SRC-2 reprograms the endometrium to be receptive to implantation...

2013-10-17 12:30:40

The placenta: an alternative source for mesenchymal stem cells NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Private umbilical cord blood and tissue banking leader, Americord, announced today that it has validated a revised process for the preservation of mesenchymal stem cells ("MSCs") from placenta tissue. The new method greatly improves the success rate for preserving viable MSCs from Placenta Tissue, a service first developed in 2012. MSCs are particularly valuable because of their...

2013-09-20 11:23:28

Preeclampsia (PE) is a high blood pressure disorder that occurs during pregnancy and which can cause illness or death for the fetus and mother-to-be. There is currently no cure except to deliver the fetus, perhaps prematurely, or remove the placenta, a key organ that binds the pair. Women who smoke during pregnancy have been found to have as much as a 33 percent lower rate of preeclampsia for reasons that are unclear. A new study using an animal model to mimic key effects of PE in humans, and...