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Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping Protects Babies From Iron Deficiency
2011-11-16 12:19:53

According to new research, waiting at least three minutes before clamping the umbilical cord of a newborn baby improves their iron levels at four months. The study said that delaying cord clamping is not linked to neonatal jaundice or other adverse health effects and should be standard care after uncomplicated pregnancies. Although other research indicates that delayed cord clamping could prevent iron deficiency, these studies had conflicting results regarding the risk of neonatal...

2011-10-13 10:25:22

New research has found that stem cells derived from human cord blood could be an effective alternative in repairing heart attacks. At least 20 million people survive heart attacks and strokes every year, according to World Health Organization estimates, but many have poor life expectancy and require continual costly clinical care.  The use of patient´s own stem cells may repair heart attacks, although their benefit may be limited due to scarce availability and ageing.  The...

2011-09-29 22:43:44

A $12 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute will help researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and The Methodist Hospital improve outcomes of cord blood transplantation in children and adults with cancer. The collaboration brings together a team with research experience in cancer immunology, viral immunology, cord blood transplantation, adoptive...

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