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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...

2010-06-03 04:10:00

LAS VEGAS, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), announced today that its groundbreaking "Afford-A-Cord" program, which reduces the initial cost of storing umbilical cord blood stem cells from $2075 to $495 plus medical courier service, will be launched on June 14, 2010 rather than July 1, 2010, as previously announced. "Because of the overwhelmingly positive response to CBAI's initial announcement, we pushed the last two weeks to launch...

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2010-05-24 10:38:25

USF researchers: Early clamping may interrupt humankind's first 'natural stem cell transplant' The timing of umbilical cord clamping at birth should be delayed just a few minutes longer, suggest researchers at the University of South Florida's Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair. Delaying clamping the umbilical cord for a slightly longer period of time allows more umbilical cord blood volume to transfer from mother to infant and, with that critical period extended, many good...

2010-05-10 14:13:36

Healthy pregnant women can be at risk for pregnancy problems caused by oral bacteria. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have begun to understand how and which bacteria from the 700 species living in the mouth are responsible for the increasing numbers of preterm and stillbirths. Yiping Han, from the department of periodontics in the School of Dental Medicine, led the study that found several new bacteria originating in the mouth travel through the blood to cause an inflammatory...