Latest Placenta Stories
A groundbreaking study conducted by Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the first to reveal a new avenue for harvesting stem cells from a woman's placenta, or more specifically the discarded placentas of healthy newborns.
Cocaine and heroin increase permeability of the placenta. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology have shown that exposure to the drugs causes an increase in the passage of some chemicals into the fetus.Antoine Malek led a team of researchers from Zurich University Hospital's Department of Obstetrics, who used a perfusion technique to study human placental tissue function in the lab. They found that exposure to cocaine and/or heroin...
Children are affected by what their mother did not eat during her pregnancy, U.S. researchers say.
The new science of epigenetics explains how genes can be modified by the environment, and a prime result of epigenetic inquiry has just been published online
The relationship between two different types of estrogen and a hormone produced in the placenta may serve as the mechanism for signaling labor.
C-sections and 'invasive' placenta conditions can result in excessive bleeding and be life threatening for mothers. At a recent Interventional Radiology Conference doctors released the findings of two new studies about procedures that are making childbirth safer.
More women are suffering severe problems arising from blood loss after delivery of a child, Australian researchers have found.
Women who have higher levels of a hormone produced by the placenta midway through pregnancy appear more likely to develop postpartum depression, a study authored by a UC Irvine researcher finds.
University of Rochester Medical Center scientists discovered a gene mutation that impairs the placenta and also is influential in cancer development.
Yale researchers have shown that the origin and evolution of the placenta and uterus in mammals is associated with evolutionary changes in a single regulatory protein, according to a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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