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Scientists Transform Human Stem Cells into Insulin-Producing Cells

In a world-first, a group of researchers from UC San Francisco have managed to turn human stem cells into mature insulin-producing cells. This is a major breakthrough which could lead to a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

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17 Interesting Facts about Pregnancy You Should Know

Having a child growing inside you is one of life’s many wonders. Apart from the nausea and dizzy spells, the incessant use of the bathroom and steady weight gain, there are lots of other interesting facts about pregnancy you should know especially if you are a first-time mum-to-be:

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Public & Private Cord Blood Banking: Pros & Cons

Cord blood banking or cord blood storage refers to saving your baby's precious umbilical cord blood which could potentially help him or her if ever it is needed in the future. For expectant parents who are interested in banking the cord blood, it is important to learn the differences between private cord blood storage and public cord blood donation. To help you make a more educated selection, here are the benefits as well as the disadvantages of both public and private cord blood storage:

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Effective Ways to Make Your Newborn Sleep

We all hear how the only thing babies do is eat and sleep when they come home, but some parents are finding the opposite to be true. Your baby was warm, cozy, always fed and safe inside your womb. Imagine coming from that environment into this cold, uncertain world. This can be a lot for a newborn to process, so sometimes they may have trouble sleeping, and they don't feel as secure as they did inside the mother's womb. Here are some effective ways to make your newborn sleep well:

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Stem Cells Provide Greater Insight into Rotator Cuff Disease

Located in the shoulder, the rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that stabilise the joint. Many people suffer from rotator cuff injuries each year, usually as a result of a sporting injury or accident. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to recover form this kind of injury.  As the rotator cuff heals, fat deposits accumulate within the rotator cuff muscles, resulting in muscular atrophy and weakness.

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Guide to Healthy Pregnancy for First-Time Mums-to-Be

When it comes to the miracle that is childbirth, you won’t need anybody to tell you just how vital it is that we do all we can to ensure that our children are delivered safely and healthily into this world, which means a healthy pregnancy is absolutely vital for expecting mothers-to-be.

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What Are Your Cord Blood Banking Options with Cells4Life?

Cells4Life offers a wide range of umbilical cord blood banking services that use the most modern processing and storage processes available. This informative guide is designed to help expecting parents understand the cord blood banking services we provide and the technologies involved.

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Simple Guide on How to Manage Sibling Rivalry

Every family has experienced sibling rivalry in some form or another. Many grew up with it, while some may be experiencing it now with their own children. It can be caused by a multitude of reasons, however, most of it stems from flared tempers that all children are prone to unleash.

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Modified Blood Stem Cells to Reverse Genetic Mutation that Causes IPEX

A team of researchers from UCLA have developed a new technique for modifying blood stem cells to reverse a genetic mutation that causes IPEX — a life threatening autoimmune syndrome.

The new technique is a gene therapy that is similar to a technique that has cured patients with a similar condition called severe combined immune deficiency (also known as bubble baby disease). This new study was published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

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Simple Exercises During Pregnancy

If you thought that being pregnant meant that you simply had to lay around in bed or on the sofa all day feeling sorry for yourself, gaining weight and waiting to give birth before you could even think about attempting to work on your weight, health, or fitness, then you would have been very much mistaken.

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