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How Stem Cells Become Specialized Cells Needed for Organ Development

A team of cellular biologists from the University of Toronto have discovered how stem cells turn into specialised cells that make up organs. This discovery may help researchers build new organs using stem cells in the future.

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Tips on Coping with Mood Swings During Pregnancy

Unfortunately, mood swings are an unavoidable part of pregnancy. With all those hormones flying around, there’s no wonder that it’s going to cause a few mood swings. But at the end of the day, it’s no fun, not for you or your partner. So how do you cope with them?

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Should You Save Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord Tissue?

Once parents have decided to preserve their child’s umbilical cord stem cells, the next question is how much material should be preserved? Previously, only the umbilical cord blood was preserved, but research has shown great potential from the umbilical cord tissue itself.

Whilst umbilical cord blood is rich in Hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), the cord tissue is rich in Mesenchymal (MSC) which has another set of potential medical applications. Cells4Life cord tissue storage keeps the umbilical cord intact, retaining the tissue and the stems cells it contains.

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6 Ways to Establish Healthy Sleeping Habits for Your Baby

It’s important that you make an effort to develop healthy sleeping habits for your baby right from the beginning. Not only will this help them to get the sleep they need, it will also speed up the process to you regaining a good night’s sleep. So what can you do to instill healthy sleeping habits?

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Using Magnetic Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Improve Cartilage Repair

A new study published in the journal Tissue Engineering suggests that magnetic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be used to improve the outcome of certain stem cell treatments. The research team, led by Japanese researcher Naosuke Kamei, MD, Ph.D, has found that their new procedure is safe and beneficial for tissue repair.

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8 Tips on Managing Your Pregnancy While Working

Discovering you're pregnant is a very exciting time and one that you definitely want to make the most of, but between now and then, you will still need to go to work and juggle your working life around your pregnancy. Although it will be mostly straightforward, there are going to be certain things you need to think about. So how do you manage your pregnancy while working?

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Cord Blood FAQ: Does storing cord blood take cells away from my baby?

Umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can be used to treat many life-threatening diseases. Cord blood is now widely recognised as being an important medical resource that should be preserved for future use. Many expecting parents are interested in storing cord blood but are concerned regarding the safety of collecting cord blood after birth.

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10 Simple & Fun Summer Vacation Activities to Try with Your Kids


The summer holidays can often stretch on endlessly and can drive some parents mad. Without school filling the majority of their day, children turn to their parents for entertainment and activities to keep them from feeling bored. So what summer activities can you try out to keep everyone happy?

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New 3D Printing Technology Uses Stem Cells to Grow New Human Hairs

A team of researchers from Columbia University has discovered a new way to grow human hair using stem cells. The technique uses 3D printing technology to simulate the human scalp and facilitate hair growth.

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Summer Travel Tips for Pregnant Women

Summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy a trip with your family, but doing so while pregnant can make things slightly more difficult! Here are some summer travel tips for pregnant women, to make sure you enjoy a safe and happy summer holiday.

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79-Year-Old Man Says Stem Cell Therapy Changed His Life

Five years ago, 79-year-old Darryl Brewer was living an active life which included at least an hour of walking each day. Unfortunately, he gradually began to experience back pain, which was caused by the discs in his back deteriorating. Eventually, Darryl was in so much pain that he could barely move, let alone go for a walk.

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What to Expect At Your First Prenatal Check Up


As soon as you know you’re pregnant, it’s vital that you book in your first prenatal check-up around 8 weeks after your last menstrual cycle. Whilst both a scary and exciting experience, it can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect. Here’s our guide to your first prenatal check-up:

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Cord Blood FAQ: Is It Worthwhile to Store the Stem Cells of My Child?

You might have heard about the incredible medical breakthroughs involving the use of cord blood stem cells. These stem cells are already used to treat almost 80 different illnesses and there is a lot of exciting new research into the regenerative power of stem cells (Moise, 2005).

However, many expecting parents have a lot of unanswered questions about the cord blood banking practice and whether it is worthwhile to store the cord blood stem cells of their baby. So to help you understand the benefits of saving the cord blood, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions by parents who are new to the idea of cord blood banking:

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12 Tips to Make This the Best Summer Ever with Your Kids

Summer is a great time of year to catch up with the family and strengthen the bonds between family members. A well planned summer will be memorable, exciting and full of activities. Here are 12 tips for having the best summer ever with your kids!

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When it Comes to Disease, Stem Cells are a Game-Changer, Scientists Say

Researchers from around the globe has attended a conference in Los Angeles to learn more about new treatment approaches for curing disease. Many of the attendees believe that stem cells may play a critical role in curing disease in the future.

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Late Pregnancy Challenges During Summer and What To Do About It

Summertime is the season that most pregnant women prefer to avoid during their later days of pregnancy. Summer might be beautiful and a time for going out to the beach and enjoying the sun but if you’re expecting, and you’re on your late-term pregnancy, it can be excruciating. Here are some of the most common late pregnancy challenges during summer that you might encounter and what you can do about it.

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