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2012-08-03 01:09:25

Giving antibiotics before cesarean section surgery rather than just after the newborn´s umbilical cord is clamped cuts the infection rate at the surgical site in half, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. “We followed more than 8,000 women over an eight-year period, and our findings support giving antibiotics just before a cesarean section to prevent infections,” says infectious disease specialist...

2012-07-20 11:44:22

A study comparing whether endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) derived from human placenta or those derived from human umbilical cord blood are more proliferative and better for forming new blood vessels has found that ECFCs derived from human placenta are more vasculogenic. The study, carried out by researchers at the Indiana School of Medicine, is published in a recent issue of Cell Medicine and is freely available on-line at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/cm....

2012-07-16 23:03:05

Management Predicts that Cord Blood Industry Stalwarts ViaCord and CBR (aka "Cord Blood Registry") Will Soon Follow Suit New York, NY (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 After KKR invested $65 million in China Cord Blood in April, investors again began to take notice of this small but rapidly growing industry. One cord blood banking upstart, Americord Registry, meanwhile quietly continues to gain traction and take market share from the leading cord blood companies. While many cord blood companies...

2012-07-16 10:21:04

Your genes determine much about you, but environment can have a strong influence on your genes even before birth, with consequences that can last a lifetime. In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers have for the first time shown that the environment experienced in the womb defines the newborn epigenetic profile, the chemical modifications to DNA we are born with, that could have implications for disease risk later in life. Epigenetic tagging of genes by a chemical...


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