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Oh Baby, Interventional Radiology Makes Childbirth Safer

... C-sections and "Invasive" placenta Condition Can Result in Excessive Bleeding and Be ... frequent -- birth condition when a woman's placenta (attached both to the wall of the uterus and to ... radiology treatment was available, the placenta couldn't be delivered and women would have to ...

Blood Stem Cells Originate in the Placenta

... research, Mikkola and her colleagues found the placenta contained a large supply of stem cells, but the ... sure if these stem cells were created in the placenta or originated elsewhere and migrated to the placenta to self-renew. In this new study, Mikkola's ...

UCLA researchers find blood stem cells originate and are nurtured in the placenta

... in Harvard and France had discovered that the placenta contained a large pool of blood stem cells, but ... if they originated elsewhere and migrated to the placenta to self-renew. Using a unique mouse model, a ... Using this model, we identified that the placenta has the potential to make hematopoietic (blood) ...

Stopping harmful oral bacteria in its path is goal for Case Western Reserve researcher

... Once it leaves the mouth, the invasion of the bacteria through the placenta allows the bacteria to multiple rapidly in the immune-free environment ... being rejected by the mother's body. The rapid bacterial growth causes the placenta to become inflamed. In turn, the inflammation can trigger preterm birth ...

Process found to play role in rheumatoid arthritis could lead to new treatment

... major role in the disease by contributing to joint and tissue destruction. placenta growth factor (PIGF), another cytokine, has been thought to be critical for a new blood vessel formation in the placenta to sufficiently deliver oxygen and nutrients to fetus. A new study ...

Stem cell discovery sheds light on placenta development

... to become more like the trophoblastic stem cells that give rise to the placenta from the outer portion of the blastocyst. Researchers marked these ... activating a single gene. This is very helpful for understanding how the placenta develops." ...

Staff Training Reduces Postpartum Bleeding, Episiotomies

... scientific evidence. Instruction of techniques to hasten expulsion of the placenta and bring on uterine contractions that stop bleeding following detachment of the placenta were also taught. The opinion leaders also then trained how to best ...

Recent developments at the Burnham Institute

... disease, as well as test potential new therapies. What do Embryonic placenta Development and Cancer Have in Common? Dr. Bob Oshimas laboratory has ... that the same regulatory protein may be responsible for both embryonic placenta development and colon cancer. The protein, called Ets2, reads the genomic ...

Autism's origins: Mother's antibody production may affect fetal brain

... against their fetuses brain tissue during pregnancy that crossed the placenta and caused changes that led to autism, suggests research led by Johns ... are needed to confirm that particular antibodies do indeed cross the placenta and cause damage to the fetal brain. The mere fact that a pregnant ...

New finding may help explain development of preeclampsia

... blood pressure to rise, was doubled in the chorionic villi, part of the placenta that links mother and fetus and supplies food and oxygen. This finding ... After delivery, tissue sections were taken from the center of the placenta for analysis. Ang II is part of the renin angiotensin system (RAS) that ...

Fetal surgeon shows for first time that laser procedure may treat vasa previa

... The 37-year-old patient described in the published report had an abnormal placenta with one smaller and one larger lobe linked by two exposed fetal vessels. Normally the blood vessels feeding the fetus are embedded in the placenta or umbilical cord, but in this case the vessels linked the two lobes. This ...

Stem Cells- Dr. Omar Gonzalez' Therapy for all Ills!

... breast cancer, arthritis and a masticated tumor in the stomach. Multiple placenta implants and acupuncture brought her out smiling! Dr. Omar Gonzalez' ... stem cells from the amniotic membrane, a translucid sheet covering placenta are harvested and used to recreate and rebuild cells of practically any ...

Tiny levels of carbon monoxide damage fetal brain

... in permanent impairment. The journal BMC (BioMed Central) Neuroscience published the findings June 22 in its online edition. "We expected the placenta to protect fetuses from the mother's exposure to tiny amounts of carbon monoxide," said John Edmond, professor emeritus of biological chemistry at ...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Key to Fetal Development - Possible Mercury Contamination Concerns in Some Fish Oil Avoided With Plant-based DHA in PreNexa(R) Prenatal Vitamins

... naturally found in breast milk(1). Developing infants cannot efficiently produce their own DHA, so they must obtain this vital nutrient through the placenta during pregnancy or from an outside source such as breast milk after birth(6). The result is that mothers continuously lose their omega-3 fatty acid ...

March of Dimes Honors 100th Anniversary of Virginia Apgar

... birth defects and 30,000 fetal deaths. Dr. Apgar also promoted effective use of Rh tests, which can prevent a woman's antibodies from crossing the placenta and attacking the fetus' red blood cells, perhaps causing miscarriage or fetal death. Dr. Apgar, a pediatric anesthesiologist, was also a noted ...

Results from 8 late-breaking clinical trials presented at Heart Failure 2009

... Pre-RELAX-AHF is another proof of concept study with an interesting new vasodilator drug (relaxin), a hormone produced by the ovaries and placenta during pregnancy which causes expansion of the cervix and uterus. Because relaxin also relaxes arteries and veins, it reduces the resistance to ...

AMDL, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... in net revenues was anticipated due to the seasonal nature of AMDL's business combined with the Company's inability to produce Goodnak(R) and Human placenta Extract (HPE) anti-aging products dependent on a non-operational small-injectable production line which was off-line while awaiting mandatory 5-year ...

Chinese Pharma Market Continues to Grow at a 5-7% Rate in 2009; AMDL Remains on Track to Meet FY09 Financial Targets

... efforts and financial targets for fiscal year 2009; and AMDL's worldwide commercialization strategy for its DR-70 (FDP) cancer test and Human placenta Extract (HPE) skin care line. Mr. MacLellan also provided opinion on China pharmaceutical industry saying, "Since the beginning of 2009 the ...

AMDL, Inc. Reports 2008 Year End Financial Results and Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Targets

... in revenues was due to an increase in sales of existing products in the growing China healthcare market, which included AMDL's best-selling human placenta extract (HPE)-based skin care product, Domperidone anti-emetic drug, and other high-quality ethical pharmaceutical products. Gross profits for ...

Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth

... matter in later pregnancy was associated with a two- to fivefold increased risk of restricted fetal growth among mothers with separation of the placenta before birth and premature rupture of the membrane, compared with mothers who did not have these complications. The findings were published online ...

Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives

... and baby Antepartum prophylaxis at 26 to 28 weeks gestation Antepartum fetal-maternal hemorrhage (suspected or proven) as a result of placenta previa, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, percutaneous umbilical blood sampling, other obstetrical manipulative procedure (e.g., version) or ...

Blood Test May Predict Postpartum Depression

... find three-fourths of women at risk, study claims MONDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Measuring the levels of a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy might predict whether a woman is likely to develop postpartum depression, a new study suggests. Approximately 13 percent of ...

Rudd Report Gives AMDL, Inc. a Strong Buy Recommendation in Year-End Financial Research Report

... Inc. -- FY2009 product pipeline -- FY2009 plans for the AMDL ELISA DR-70(R) (FDP) cancer monitoring test; best-selling Human placenta Extract (HPE) anti-aging product line; and MYHPV Chip(R) diagnostic test kit which detects approximately 28 different strains of the ...

First and Only Single Capsule Daily Rx Prenatal Vitamin With Plant-Based DHA Now Available

... while breastfeeding.(10,12,13) Developing infants cannot efficiently produce their own DHA, they must obtain this vital nutrient through the placenta during pregnancy or from an outside source such as breast milk after birth.(14) Mothers continuously lose their omega-3 fatty acid stores during ...

Preeclampsia Might Protect Against Testicular Cancer

... remain unclear. However, the study authors theorize one possible chain-reaction explanation, in which the malfunctioning of a pregnant woman's placenta causes blood pressure to rise and/or blood vessels to narrow. This, in turn, leads to a drop in estrogen production, which could lower the risk of ...

J.P. McCarthy Fund Grants $250,000 to Karmanos Cancer Institute

... expand the capacity to help people in need of cord stem cell transplants - non-embryonic stem cells that are extracted from the umbilical cord and placenta following the birth of a child. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSCANCERINSTITUTELOGO ) The J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem ...

Bacterial Infection May Boost SIDS Risk

... of immunoglobulin that protect newborns against bacterial infections. "This is just at the point that antibodies that go across the placenta -- from mom to baby -- to protect them are starting to disappear, and babies haven't made a lot of their own antibodies yet," noted Dr. Cheryl ...

New prognostic markers for gastric cancer patients

... factors such as p27 or cyclin E, cell adhesion molecules such as E-cadherin, angiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor and placenta growth factor, oncogenes such as c-erbB2 and c-myc, and tumor suppressor genes such as p53, have been reported to correlate to the prognosis of ...

Gene May Be Key to Pregnancy Complication

... explained lead researcher Raghu Kalluri, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "Preeclampsia is a pregnancy disorder where the placenta is hypoxic (isn't receiving enough oxygen)," he added. Preeclampsia, which affects about 5 percent of all pregnancies, is a leading cause of ...

International health experts to enlist the public in war on African malaria

... to the ravages of malaria. Maternal infection during the second half of pregnancy causes impaired foetal weight gain. Malaria infection of the placenta and malaria-caused maternal anaemia can lead to low birth weight, which contributes to higher infant mortality and impaired development. Malaria ...

Health risks, benefits come with delayed umbilical cord clamping

... maternal and infant benefits of delaying cord clamping until after the cord stops pulsing, a sign that blood is no longer flowing between the mothers placenta and the baby. McDonald said in most cases the time difference between early and late cord clamping is just one or two minutes, but the delay ...

Fallout From Atomic Bombs Still Causing Health Problems

... process." "Another possibility," he added, "would be that there's enough maternal wall to offer a small amount of shielding around the placenta -- though I would think this is less likely because this kind of radiation pretty much penetrates body tissue without a problem. So perhaps it could ...

Leukemia therapy with imatinib during pregnancy may cause infant abnormalities

... label warns that women of child-bearing age should avoid pregnancy while taking the drug based on earlier studies that suggested it may penetrate the placenta and cause damage to developing cells. The retrospective study reviewed records of 180 cases of CML treatment during pregnancy reported to ...

Viral Infections Tied to Pregnancy Complications

... between several hereditary gene mutations and changes in inflammatory proteins that may cause dysfunction and constriction of blood vessels in the placenta and brain, resulting in increased blood pressure during pregnancy. "We are just beginning to understand the interaction and importance of exposure ...

Prenatal exposure to maternal antibodies linked to autistic behaviors in offspring

... will be to define blood tests that isolate IgG as a diagnostic marker. One of many forms of antibodies in blood serum, IgG typically crosses the placenta as a protective agent for the growing fetus and newborn child. However, antibodies formed against ones own body (autoantibodies) are implicated in ...

Some cases of autism may be traced to the immune system of mothers during pregnancy

... responses to infection, but they can also contribute to autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus. IgG also crosses the placenta in order to provide key immune system protectants to a growing fetus and newborn child, which is a key reason why Van de Water decided to investigate ...

New Kaiser Permanente study fortifies caffeine's link to miscarriage

... the risk of miscarriage, said Li. The reasons that caffeine can harm a fetus have been suspected for some time. Caffeine crosses through the placenta to the fetus, but can be difficult for the fetus to metabolize because of the under-developed metabolic system. Caffeine also may influence cell ...

Kaiser Permanente study shows link between caffeine and miscarriage

... the risk of miscarriage, said Li. The reasons that caffeine can harm a fetus have been suspected for some time. Caffeine crosses through the placenta to the fetus, but can be difficult for the fetus to metabolize because of the under-developed metabolic system. Caffeine also may influence cell ...

Infants with birthmarks received less oxygen in womb

... of the infants without IH showed an abnormal placenta. The higher ratio of placental anomalies in babies with IH suggests that reduced oxygen to the placenta contributed to fetal stress, and that stress led to infantile hemangioma development. Our results suggest that disturbed placental circulation is ...

Evolution Tips the Balance in Mom's Favor

... and female spines account for the majority of a woman's pregnancy stability. "I think the reason why pregnant women don't tip over is that the placenta produces relaxin, a hormone released in pregnancy that spreads your pelvis, making it wider, and giving you a wider stance. That's why you walk like ...
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