New artificial womb helps preemie animals grow

A newly-tested artificial womb could change the way doctors care for babies born prematurely, according to new research.

The new study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, details the testing of a “womb-like device” on fetal lambs, which develop lungs in utero much the same way humans do.

The lambs involved in the study lived inside the device which uses a container filled with liquid for about four weeks, breathing amniotic fluid inside of a temperature-controlled environment.

While video footage of the lamb within the artificial womb may look startling at first, the device could one day be a “bridge between the mother’s womb and the outside world,” said Dr. Alan Flake, co-author of the study, n a statement.

Image: The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

“If we can develop an extra-uterine system to support growth and organ maturation for only a few weeks, we can dramatically improve outcomes for extremely premature babies,” Flake, a doctor at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, added.

This study wasn’t designed to replace a mother’s natural womb, but the invention could one day help keep premature infants off ventilators and out of incubators when they are born.

But that day isn’t here yet.

Assuming the team’s animal results can be translated into human healthcare settings, Flake estimates that clinics could be using this type of system sometime in the next 10 years.

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Source: http://mashable.com/

Stunning Footage Captures The Incredible Moment A Dolphin Gives Birth To Her Calf

Katrl, a Pacific white-sided dolphin living at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, recently gave birth to a calf. A sight that has never been observed in the wild for this particular species of dolphins, much less ever having been filmed!

After three hours of intense labor, the mixture of nervous and excited chatter from onlookers gave way to gasps and applause as the newborn dolphin calf wriggled with the kick, kick, kick of its tiny tail to the tank’s surface and took its very first breath of air.

Witness the miracle of life unfold in the video below, and don’t worry, it’s not too graphic!

The as-yet-unnamed calf is the first for 29-year-old mother Katrl and it increases the relatively small population of the Pacific white-sided dolphins in North American zoos and aquariums to 16.

Source: http://www.viralnova.com

New artificial womb helps preemie animals grow

A newly-tested artificial womb could change the way doctors care for babies born prematurely, according to new research.

The new study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, details the testing of a “womb-like device” on fetal lambs, which develop lungs in utero much the same way humans do.

The lambs involved in the study lived inside the device which uses a container filled with liquid for about four weeks, breathing amniotic fluid inside of a temperature-controlled environment.

While video footage of the lamb within the artificial womb may look startling at first, the device could one day be a “bridge between the mother’s womb and the outside world,” said Dr. Alan Flake, co-author of the study, n a statement.

Image: The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

“If we can develop an extra-uterine system to support growth and organ maturation for only a few weeks, we can dramatically improve outcomes for extremely premature babies,” Flake, a doctor at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, added.

This study wasn’t designed to replace a mother’s natural womb, but the invention could one day help keep premature infants off ventilators and out of incubators when they are born.

But that day isn’t here yet.

Assuming the team’s animal results can be translated into human healthcare settings, Flake estimates that clinics could be using this type of system sometime in the next 10 years.

WATCH: Our fruits and veggies aren’t as fresh as you might think

Source: http://mashable.com/

Stunning Footage Captures The Incredible Moment A Dolphin Gives Birth To Her Calf

Katrl, a Pacific white-sided dolphin living at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, recently gave birth to a calf. A sight that has never been observed in the wild for this particular species of dolphins, much less ever having been filmed!

After three hours of intense labor, the mixture of nervous and excited chatter from onlookers gave way to gasps and applause as the newborn dolphin calf wriggled with the kick, kick, kick of its tiny tail to the tank’s surface and took its very first breath of air.

Witness the miracle of life unfold in the video below, and don’t worry, it’s not too graphic!

The as-yet-unnamed calf is the first for 29-year-old mother Katrl and it increases the relatively small population of the Pacific white-sided dolphins in North American zoos and aquariums to 16.

Source: http://www.viralnova.com

Stunning Footage Captures The Incredible Moment A Dolphin Gives Birth To Her Calf

Katrl, a Pacific white-sided dolphin living at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, recently gave birth to a calf. A sight that has never been observed in the wild for this particular species of dolphins, much less ever having been filmed!

After three hours of intense labor, the mixture of nervous and excited chatter from onlookers gave way to gasps and applause as the newborn dolphin calf wriggled with the kick, kick, kick of its tiny tail to the tank’s surface and took its very first breath of air.

Witness the miracle of life unfold in the video below, and don’t worry, it’s not too graphic!

The as-yet-unnamed calf is the first for 29-year-old mother Katrl and it increases the relatively small population of the Pacific white-sided dolphins in North American zoos and aquariums to 16.

Source: http://www.viralnova.com

New artificial womb helps preemie animals grow

A newly-tested artificial womb could change the way doctors care for babies born prematurely, according to new research.

The new study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, details the testing of a “womb-like device” on fetal lambs, which develop lungs in utero much the same way humans do.

The lambs involved in the study lived inside the device which uses a container filled with liquid for about four weeks, breathing amniotic fluid inside of a temperature-controlled environment.

While video footage of the lamb within the artificial womb may look startling at first, the device could one day be a “bridge between the mother’s womb and the outside world,” said Dr. Alan Flake, co-author of the study, n a statement.

Image: The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

“If we can develop an extra-uterine system to support growth and organ maturation for only a few weeks, we can dramatically improve outcomes for extremely premature babies,” Flake, a doctor at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, added.

This study wasn’t designed to replace a mother’s natural womb, but the invention could one day help keep premature infants off ventilators and out of incubators when they are born.

But that day isn’t here yet.

Assuming the team’s animal results can be translated into human healthcare settings, Flake estimates that clinics could be using this type of system sometime in the next 10 years.

WATCH: Our fruits and veggies aren’t as fresh as you might think

Source: http://mashable.com/

Stunning Footage Captures The Incredible Moment A Dolphin Gives Birth To Her Calf

Katrl, a Pacific white-sided dolphin living at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, recently gave birth to a calf. A sight that has never been observed in the wild for this particular species of dolphins, much less ever having been filmed!

After three hours of intense labor, the mixture of nervous and excited chatter from onlookers gave way to gasps and applause as the newborn dolphin calf wriggled with the kick, kick, kick of its tiny tail to the tank’s surface and took its very first breath of air.

Witness the miracle of life unfold in the video below, and don’t worry, it’s not too graphic!

The as-yet-unnamed calf is the first for 29-year-old mother Katrl and it increases the relatively small population of the Pacific white-sided dolphins in North American zoos and aquariums to 16.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dolphin-birth/