Umbilical cord milking may improve health in non-vigorous term and near-term infants

A treatment to move blood from the umbilical cord into an infant’s body may improve the overall health of newborns classified as non-vigorous—limp, pale and with minimal breathing, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The procedure, known as umbilical cord milking, involves gently squeezing the cord between the thumb and forefinger […]

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Every islet matters: New review on improving the impact of human islet research

Affecting more than 500 million people worldwide, diabetes mellitus is a growing burden to patients’ longevity and quality of life, as well as an increasing challenge to health care systems. The disease ultimately results from the inability of pancreatic islet beta cells to produce enough insulin to meet metabolic needs. Thus, the study of pancreatic […]

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