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Cord

A unit of volume used to measure quantities of firewood in Canada and the United States. The cord is equivalent to 3.62 cubic meters.
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Joshua, an only child who was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, was treated with donated umbilical cord stem cells.
But work in America showed that if cells from two umbilical cords are combined, there is enough to transplant for an adult.
Production of stem cells with embryonic characteristics from human umbilical cord blood.
In addition, HRSA recognized that there may be special considerations associated with liability for those umbilical cord blood banks that participate in the project and invited comments on how umbilical cord banks participating in the project can best address the concerns.
Umbilical cord stem cells are derived without harming a person, unlike embryonic stem cells, which are extracted by killing a tiny human being.
On the other hand, umbilical cord blood contains predominantly naive cells, which aren't yet programmed to attack foreign tissue, says hematologist Juliet N.
The discussion then expanded to include the idea of collecting umbilical cord blood, which contains stem cells.
Already inundated with decisions about delivery, an increasing number of expectant mothers are faced with the question of whether to bank their umbilical cord blood.
At this point, the umbilical cord began to wither and withdraw, having been allowed to completely fulfill its purpose.
Although PCB concentrations have been previously measured in umbilical cord plasma, this is the first study to examine HO-PCBs and other phenolic compounds in that medium.
The purpose of our experiment was to study the mammalian development of albino mice, focusing on the umbilical cord and placenta.

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