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2010-12-07 12:36:15

The mammalian embryo relies on physical connections to its mother to survive. After implantation into the wall of the uterus and before the placenta is established, a structure known as the decidua forms and is key to supporting embryonic development. Defective formation of an effective decidua is thought to be a cause of female infertility. A team of researchers, led by Toru Miyazaki, at the University of Tokyo, Japan, has now determined that the protein DEDD is required for the formation of...

2010-11-22 13:54:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (http://www.cordblood-america.com) (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and internationally, today said revenues for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010, increased 14 percent to $958,449 compared to $838,238 in the same period in 2009. The Company also announced that revenues...

2010-11-17 13:30:32

The nine-month pregnancy in humans is influenced by the structure of the placenta, according to new research into the evolution of reproduction in mammals which ends a 100-year mystery. The study, by Durham and Reading universities, shows that babies grow twice as fast in the wombs of some mammals compared to others. The difference in growth rates appears to be due to the structure of the placenta and the way it connects mother and baby. The research has found that the more intimate the...

2010-11-16 18:45:56

Active management of the third stage of labour means that women lose less blood than with a more expectant approach, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in conjunction with Sahlgrenska University Hospital. A number of studies in the West have shown that heavy bleeding following childbirth has become more common in recent years. In her thesis, midwife and researcher Elisabeth Jangsten decided to look at how heavily women bleed after giving birth in Angola and Sweden...

2010-10-27 10:03:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Genetic factors increase susceptibility of pregnancy disorders, such as miscarriage, preeclampsia, and fetal growth restriction. These disorders are detrimental to both baby and mother, but with better understanding of the genetics involved these problems could be solved. A successful pregnancy begins with the invasion of the lining of the uterus by fetal cells, called trophoblasts, which become the main cell type of the placenta. Inadequate trophoblast invasion of the...

2010-10-19 10:18:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Americord Registry announced its breakthrough placenta stem cell preservation process, the first of its kind, as a new and significantly more effective alternative to private cord blood stem cell banking. The new process, called Cord Plus, preserves up to ten times more stem cells from the placenta than is found on average in a unit of cord blood, which contains only enough stem cells to treat a patient weighing less than 65 pounds. As a result of this...

2010-09-16 03:50:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (http://www.cordblood-america.com) (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells, a biological insurance policy, to families nationwide and internationally, said today that Matthew Schissler, its co-founder and CEO, was interviewed by analyst Francis Gaskins on the Company's current accomplishments and future business strategies....

2010-09-01 03:58:00

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (http://www.cordblood-america.com) (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells, a biological insurance policy, to families nationwide and internationally, said today that placenta collection services in the third quarter of 2010 for a well-respected, accredited, tissue bank have increased by 40 percent so far compared to...

2010-08-12 15:17:17

Infections like the flu are common occurrences during pregnancy, and research has shown that children born to mothers who suffered from flu, viruses and other infections during pregnancy have about a 1.5 to 7 times increased risk for schizophrenia. A new study out of Temple University examines what's behind that link. In a study published this month in Schizophrenia Research, Temple University psychologist Lauren Ellman found that exposure during pregnancy to certain immune proteins, such as...

2010-08-11 10:54:00

Collin County moms now have a free option with new cord blood collection service ALLEN, Texas, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clara Maughan is less than a day old and she's already helping save lives. Clara's cord blood -- which parents David and Stacy Maughan of McKinney decided to donate hours before her birth at 1:53 a.m. Monday morning -- could very soon be used to save the life of a person suffering from a potentially fatal disease. "It's a win-win situation if there is a...


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