Latest Placenta Stories

2011-09-26 11:24:59

Genetic parasites invaded the mammalian genome more than 100 million years ago and dramatically changed the way mammals reproduce -- transforming the uterus in the ancestors of humans and other mammals from the production of eggs to a nurturing home for developing young.

2011-07-19 08:17:00

NEW YORK, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord Registry, a leader in the advancement of cord blood and placenta stem cell preservation, is proud to announce the appointment of a new Executive Medical Director, Dr. Robert Dracker.

2011-07-11 18:00:00

March of Dimes Urges Women to Quit Smoking to Save Babies WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To dispel any uncertainty about the serious harm caused by smoking to babies and pregnant women, the first-ever comprehensive systematic review of all studies over the past 50 years has established clearly that maternal smoking causes a range of serious birth defects including heart defects, missing/deformed limbs, clubfoot, gastrointestinal disorders, and facial disorders...

2011-07-05 19:48:43

In Sweden almost 40 000 children have now been born after IVF, around 3 500 each year, and IVF children constitute 3% of all newborns.

2011-06-03 12:13:28

Eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy increases the chance of stillbirth, according to new research at Oregon Health & Science University.

2011-06-02 12:59:34

Researchers investigating the foetal origins of chronic disease have discovered that combinations of a mother's body size and the shape and size of her baby's placenta can predict heart disease in men in later life.

2011-05-04 00:00:27

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2011-04-21 14:38:58

Research at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California's (USC) Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute shows for the first time that the human placenta plays an active role in synthesizing serotonin, paving the way to new treatment strategies that could mitigate health impacts such as cardiovascular disease and mental illness.

2011-04-18 08:15:00

NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord Registry, a pioneer in umbilical cord blood and placenta stem cell preservation, today announced a new program to assist families in need.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.