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Amniotic fluid may provide new source of stem cells for future therapies

... - For the first time, scientists have shown that amniotic fluid (the protective liquid surrounding an ... wondered whether stem cells could be detected in amniotic fluid. We looked at the capacity of these cells ... resounding 'yes' the cells we isolated from the amniotic fluid are a new source of stem cells that may ...

Uncultured bacteria found in amniotic fluids of women who experience preterm births

... of analyses including proteomics results of amniotic fluid and histological analysis of the placenta ... In the present study, bacteria levels from the amniotic fluids of pregnant women with signs or symptoms ... manifestations and who delivered at term. The amniotic fluid of the control group came from ...

Placenta-derived stem cells may help sufferers of lung diseases

... is supported in previous studies," says Dr. Ornella Parolini, the study's lead author. "In line with the hypothesis that cells derived from the amniotic membrane have immunomodulatory properties and have been used as an anti-inflammatory agent, we set out to evaluate the effects of fetal ...

Stuff of stink bombs investigated for role in pregnancy

... reproductive tract. So far, hydrogen sulphide has been shown to relax the uterus and it can be produced by the placenta, uterine tissue and the amniotic sac." Dr Carson's interest is in the initiation of term labour, premature labour and pre-eclampsia, which are still poorly understood. He ...

Plastics chemical retards growth, function of adult reproductive cells

... estrogen's activity on these cells, Flaws said. Human studies have found BPA in many tissues and fluids, including urine, blood, breast milk, the amniotic fluid of pregnant women and the antral fluid of mature follicles. A national survey conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and ...

Pulmonary hypertension in children may result from reduced activity of gene regulator

... Other babies don't have heart defects but still are in deep and immediate trouble at birth. One reason is meconium aspiration, when stool in the amniotic fluid gets inside a baby's lungs before birth so lungs can't function properly afterward. Dr. Black suspects that underlying mechanisms that cause ...

New blood test for Down syndrome

... Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS), which are currently considered the "gold standard" in prenatal testing, involve sampling cells in amniotic fluid. Those cells are obtained by inserting a needle into the mother's uterus. The procedure carries up to a one percent risk of inducing a ...

Cardiac cell transplant studies show promise in cardiac tissue repair

... the University of Padua, compared transplantation of two sources of mensenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from bone marrow (BM-MSCs) and from fetal amniotic fluid (AF-MSCs) to discover which type of cell was most effective in replenishing damaged rat heart tissues. "The choice of stem cell type to be ...

Recurrence of group B strep high in subsequent pregnancies, say UT Houston obstetricians

... or meningitis. Some of the symptoms that increase a woman's risk of passing GBS to her baby include: labor before 37 weeks, rupture of her amniotic membrane 18 hours or more before delivery, fever during labor, a urinary tract infection as a result of GBS during pregnancy and a previous baby with ...

Domoic acid from toxic algal blooms may cause seizures in California sea lions

... herring and anchovies, a significant part of the sea lion diet. Exposure during pregnancy concentrates the domoic acid toxin in the mother's amniotic fluid, which normally protects and aids in the growth of a fetus. In sea lions exposed to domoic acid, the fluid retains the toxin, thus subjecting ...

NIBIB invests in quantum research

... current practice of medicine. Anthony Atala, M.D., Wake Forest University Health Sciences $3.2 million (3 years) Insulin Producing Cells from amniotic Stem Cells for Diabetes Therapy Diabetes impacts the individuals afflicted and society as a whole due to the significant complications associated ...

UC San Diego physicists tackle knotty puzzle

... effect to explain why knotting of the umbilical cord of fetuses is relatively rare, occurring only about one percent of the time. Confinement to the amniotic sac may restrict the probability of knotting. Smith said that their results do not point to any magic solution to prevent knots from forming, but ...

Scientists discover new, readily available source of stem cells

... isolation of broad potential stem cells from the amniotic fluid that surrounds developing embryos was ... been known for decades that both the placenta and amniotic fluid contain multiple progenitor cell types from ... discovered a small number of stem cells in amniotic fluid ? estimated at 1 percent ?that can give ...

Prenatal nicotine exposure reduces breathing response of newborns...

... human between bacteria found in the mouth and the amniotic fluid of a woman in preterm labor. Using new ... Bergeyella Strain from the Oral Cavity to the amniotic Fluid in a Case of Preterm Birth" in the April ... and elevated white blood cell counts in her amniotic fluid that she had an infection. An examination ...

First link of oral bacteria and preterm birth found in human

... human between bacteria found in the mouth and the amniotic fluid of a woman in preterm labor. Using new ... Bergeyella Strain from the Oral Cavity to the amniotic Fluid in a Case of Preterm Birth" in the April ... and elevated white blood cell counts in her amniotic fluid that she had an infection. An examination ...

Cells from amniotic fluid used to tissue-engineer a new trachea

... in fetal lambs, first using cells from the amniotic fluid to grow sections of cartilage tube, and ... that use the fetus's own cells, drawn from the amniotic fluid that surrounds it, to create patches to fix ... annual conference in Washington, DC. amniotic fluid is easily collected during pregnancy and ...

Discarded placentas deliver researchers promising cells similar to embryonic stem cells

... called the amnion, or the outer membrane of the amniotic sac, is comprised of cells that have strikingly ... to the results of their studies, these so-called amniotic epithelial cells could in fact be directed to ... researchers calculate there are about 300 million amniotic epithelial cells that potentially could be ...

Researchers Find New Technique To Identify Fetal Genetic Material From Amniotic Fluid

... RNA (ribonucleic acid) can be extracted from amniotic fluid (fluid around the fetus), and then be ... In addition, genetic analysis can be performed on amniotic fluid components ? They add that the "cell-free component of the amniotic fluid is discarded after these analyses and is ...

Liquid ventilation

... carry this activity out through the placenta and subsequently by means of our lungs. In normal development, the lungs of the foetus are filled with amniotic liquid and, on being born, the first cry activates this respiration surface. But the main problem that premature babies have is that their lungs are ...

Sleeping Sickness Epidemic Spreading in Uganda

... of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research. In other cases, a fetus may no longer be present, and women may carry a placenta and sac of amniotic fluid. In all of these cases, the standard treatment is a surgical procedure known as vacuum aspiration. In this procedure, the cervix is dilated, ...

Drug Offers Alternative to Surgical Treatment After Miscarriage

... of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research. In other cases, a fetus may no longer be present, and women may carry a placenta and sac of amniotic fluid. In all of these cases, the standard treatment is a surgical procedure known as vacuum aspiration. In this procedure, the cervix is dilated, ...
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