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A protein found in human umbilical cord plasma improves synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory in aged mice.

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Valuable Cord Blood Sits Unused

By | December 5, 2014

High costs are keeping patients from using stem cells harvested from umbilical cords.

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Stem Cells for Autism?

By | July 15, 2014

Scientists express mixed enthusiasm over a trial to use cord blood stem cells as a treatment for autism.

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Clamping Cords Too Soon?

By | July 16, 2013

A review study indicates that clamping umbilical cords immediately after birth, rather than waiting a few minutes, may increase the risk of iron and hemoglobin deficiency in infants.

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