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Society of Interventional Radiology Hosts 34th Annual Scientific Meeting

...radiology injection treatment. (Embargoed for release until Monday, March 9, 2009, 9 a.m. Eastern) Women's Health: C-sections and Invasive placentas Studying Women's Health: Making Childbirth Safer The rate of C-sections in the United States has risen greatly over the past decade, and, in 20...

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

... specific site, or niche, where they expand and mature. This recent study indicates that the first niche for expansion of blood stem cells is the placentas vascular labyrinth, where oxygen and nutrients are exchanged between the mother and the fetus. The findings show the placenta harbors two different mi...

New finding may help explain development of preeclampsia

...eficial if they target the chorionic villi rather than the system as a whole. They are currently working to determine if growth factors that cause the placentas blood supply to develop may also be regulated by the increase in Ang II. ...

Infants with birthmarks received less oxygen in womb

...w weeks of life as a large birthmark or lesion. A study published in Pediatric Dermatology reveals that a disturbance of oxygen depletion was found in placentas of babies who developed infantile hemangioma (IH). Researchers reviewed placental samples from 26 pregnancies with babies who weighed less than 3.5...

Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules

...rt order, but reasoned, "Like any other body part, placentas contain a lot of blood, which can carry infectious...al's name and marked as a biohazard. Encapsulating placentas is simple, requiring only a few common kitchen app...no Nevada law prohibiting hospitals from returning placentas to mothers. But several Las Vegas area hospitals t...

Bush Again Vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill

...ls, to make them function like embryonic stem cells. "A few months earlier, scientists discovered that cells extracted from amniotic fluid and placentas could also provide stem cells that seem to do what embryonic cells can." Bush added: "Our conscious calls us to pursue the possibilities of science in...

New Placenta Screening for High-risk Pregnancies

...o a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. “We can reassure those with normal test results that their placentas are functioning well and they can expect a healthy pregnancy and birth.” If the placenta is not functioning properly it could be a potential da...

Proteins in Microparticles Identified in Women With Preeclampsia

...Guller, sought to detect whether specific proteins were found in microparticles. The team, including researchers from Berne, Switzerland, studied placentas obtained from patients with preeclampsia who had uncomplicated pregnancies delivered at term by cesarean section. They found that microparticles ...

Babies in Womb Exposed to Harmful Chemicals

...careful about their diet.// Scientists led by Maria Jose Lopez Espinosa at the University of Granada, Spain, tested blood samples taken from the placentas of pregnant women and found up to 15 different types of pesticide, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. The research was carried out at Sa...

Carbon Monoxide May Prevent Pre-Eclampsia

...t cell death and the resulting injury to fetus and mother. Dr. Graeme Smith and colleagues examined this hypothesis using tissue from term human placentas obtained following elective caesarian section from nonsmoking, low-risk women. When cultured tissues were exposed to oxidative stress (hypoxia and re-...
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Remarks by President Bush on Stem Cell Veto and Executive Order

...w kinds of work that do not cross a moral and ethical line. A few months earlier, scientists discovered that cells extracted from amniotic fluid and placentas could also provide stem cells that seem to do what embryonic cells can. Still other researchers are investigating how to combine reprogramming and oth...

Fact Sheet: Advancing Stem Cell Research While Respecting Moral Boundaries

... skin cells, to make them function like embryonic stem cells. -- In January 2007, scientists discovered that cells extracted from amniotic fluid and placentas could also provide stem cells that seem to do what embryonic stem cells can - without creating or destroying embryos. The Administration Is Taking I...
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Discarded placentas deliver researchers promising cells similar to embryonic stem cells

Routinely discarded as medical waste, placental tissue could feasibly provide an abundant source of cells with the same potential to treat diseases and regenerate tissues as their more controversial counterparts, embryonic stem cells, suggests a University of Pittsburgh study to be published in the...

Children's Hospital Oakland scientists first to discover new source for harvesting stem cells

...man's placenta, or more specifically the discarded placentas of healthy newborns. The study also finds there are far more stem cells in placentas than in umbilical cord blood, and they can be safe...their team made the discoveries by harvesting term placentas from healthy women undergoing elective Cesarean se...

Society of Interventional Radiology hosts 34th annual scientific meeting

...ional radiology injection treatment. (Embargoed for release until Monday, March 9, 2009, 9 a.m. Eastern) Women's Health: C-sections and Invasive placentas Studying Women's Health: Making Childbirth Safer The rate of C-sections in the United States has risen greatly over the past decade, and, in 2005, ...

Statins may prevent miscarriages

... In previous studies, Dr. Girardi and colleagues showed that antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies in female mice caused inflammation that injured the placentas and induced abortions. These antibodies activate a protein, C5a, that activates another protein, tissue factor, that is expressed on the surface of ce...

New findings could lead to vaccine for severe malaria

... colleagues suspected, however, that the natural mechanisms are more complex than laboratory studies have shown. They therefore collected and analysed placentas on site in Uganda. "Most of the parasites we studied could bind to three different receptors in the placenta," she says. "This would mean that a fu...

Key to early diagnosis of autism may be in the placenta

... had observed an unusual pathologic finding in the placentas from children with Asperger Syndrome, an ASD condi...ultidisciplinary team of Yale researchers compared placentas from 13 children with ASD to those from 61 unaffec...of trophoblast inclusions. They found that the placentas from ASD children were three times more likely to ...

Study uncovers placental microtransfusions lead to transmission of AIDS virus during childbirth

...dy they conducted with 149 pregnant HIV-infected women in the African nation of Malawi showed that tiny amounts of virus-laden blood leak from women's placentas to babies during labor. All of the subjects and their babies had been given single-dose anti-retroviral drugs to minimize HIV transmission. "This w...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

...obtaining cord blood also makes it an excellent source of stem cells, she said. Cord blood is readily available because it is extracted from discarded placentas (afterbirth) following child birth. Adult bone marrow must be harvested from living donors through an invasive surgical procedure. Finally, cord bl...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

...obtaining cord blood also makes it an excellent source of stem cells, she said. Cord blood is readily available because it is extracted from discarded placentas (afterbirth) following child birth. Adult bone marrow must be harvested from living donors through an invasive surgical procedure. Finally, cord bl...
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The more ways to produce stem cells, the better. Thats how science works

...ss established in 1998 by UW-Madison developmental biologist James Thomson and his team as it for research involving adult stem cells, stem cells from placentas and umbilical cords, or the latest discovery involving skin cells. The discovery process surrounding stem cell research involves a variety of opti...

Fact and friction: Putting election-year stem cell claims under the microscope

...r indirectly. But that's not enough to keep pace with the rest of the world. G reen says research using adult stem cells, stem cells derived from placentas and stem cells from umbilical cords has led to 72 different treatments, while embryonic stem cell research has yet to produce any treatments. Tr...
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