Word of the week: Umbilical cord

This is the cord connecting the fetus with the placenta. In the cord there is a blood flow, supplying the fetus with oxygenated, nutrition-rich blood from the blood, and returns the used blood. Blood from the cord and the placenta have been found to produce new blood cells, and are therefore interesting in stem cell research.

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About Tom Erik

Student of Bionanotechnology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Loves reading, cooking and music.
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