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Scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature babies

Scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature babies

April 25, 2017

LONDON, April 25 — Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival. In pre-clinical studies with lambs, the researchers were able to mimic the womb environment and the functions of the placenta, giving premature offspring a crucial opportunity to develop their lungs and other organs. Around 30,000 babies in the... Read more

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