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2011-03-07 07:40:00

Researchers from Cyprus report that a simple blood test can predict whether a baby is likely to have Down Syndrome. DNA differences between the mother and the fetus can be shown to accurately predict which fetuses are at risk of developing the syndrome, Reuters reports. "We believe we can modify this test and make it much easier and simple... (and then) we can have something ready to be introduced into the clinic," Philippos Patsalis, medical director of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and...

2011-02-16 07:25:00

MEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study that was presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting in San Francisco, Biocell Center, the leader in amniotic fluid banking, together with a group of collaborators, confirmed that amniotic fluid collected during the third trimester of pregnancy is a reliable source of stem cells for regenerative medicine and stem cell banking. Amniotic fluid has emerged as one of the most attractive sources of mesenchymal...

2011-01-14 08:45:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A test that uses the latest DNA technology to analyze genetic components in a pregnant woman's blood could predict Down's syndrome in unborn babies, according to new research. Down's syndrome occurs when an individual has three, rather than two, copies of the 21st chromosome. This additional genetic material alters the course of development. Older women are at a higher risk of giving birth to a baby with Down's. Women in high-risk groups typically undergo a combination...

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2011-01-12 12:50:00

Research published on Tuesday states that DNA in a pregnant woman's blood can reliably show whether her fetus has Down's syndrome, which can reduce the need for invasive testing procedures like amniocentesis. Down's syndrome, a major developmental disorder also known as trisomy 21, occurs in around one in every 800 live births. Pre-natal diagnosis mainly entails sampling fluid from the amniotic sac enveloping the fetus.  Another technique is called chorionic villus sampling, and it...

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2010-12-09 06:05:00

Scientists have found a new way to learn all there is to know about a fetus's genetic make-up by taking a sample of the pregnant mother's blood, according to a study released on Wednesday. Before now, the most accurate way of screening a fetus for potential abnormalities has posed risks to the unborn child because they require doctors to take samples of fetal tissue by piercing the womb. The techniques, which included amniocentisis and chorionic villus sampling, presented problems for...

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2010-06-30 11:30:00

Researchers say that a blood test during pregnancy could one day replace more invasive tests for Down's syndrome. Women that are at high-risk are currently offered an amniocentesis test, which carries a risk of miscarriage. However, Dutch researchers told a fertility conference that they are on the verge of developing an accurate way of testing the mother's blood for chromosome disorders in the fetus. Experts said it was promising but too early to determine its effectiveness. The test is...

2010-06-30 03:49:00

LONDON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce that it has awarded its prestigious 2010 Scandinavia New Product Innovation Award to FCMB ApS ("FCMB") for its breakthrough work in non-invasive prenatal testing. FCMB is developing a suite of non-invasive prenatal diagnostics based on isolating fetal cells from maternal blood samples. FCMB's diagnostics have the potential to provide results that are as accurate as more invasive procedures, such as amniocentesis...

2010-03-08 07:10:00

MEDFORD, Mass., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocell Center Corporation and Caritas Christi Health Care, New England's largest community-based hospital network, and its flagship hospital St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, are pleased to announce the launch of a cryopreservation service for amniotic fluid stem cells obtained during a routine second trimester amniocentesis procedure. According to Dr. Lucy Bayer-Zwirello, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Caritas Christi and Associate Professor...

2010-02-08 07:20:00

MEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocell Center announced today its further commitment to working with maternal-fetal-medicine doctors by attending the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting. "Biocell Center has been working with perinatologists and Ob/Gyn doctors worldwide for several years," said Kate Torchilin, CEO of Biocell Center Corporation. "We understand the effects that high-risk pregnancy can have on mothers and families and we are hoping to inform...

2010-02-04 15:04:54

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that show that measuring the fetal zone of the adrenal gland is a better predictor of pre-term birth than measuring cervical length. Researchers with the University of Maryland and Yale University have followed up on early research that they conducted using 3D ultrasound methods. "We...


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