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Antioxidants during pregnancy may help prevent birth defects tied to alcohol
...ant women who abuse alcohol may reduce the risk of birth
defects in their babies by taking antioxidants dur... research has been cellular mechanisms involved in birth
defect formation, particularly those linked to ethanol exposure, such as fetal alcohol spectrum diso...
Assisted reproduction can't compensate for waiting too long to start a family
...lation model to study the odds on achieving a live birth
naturally if a woman started trying to conceive at ages 30, 35 or 40 compared with the success rate if they turned to assisted reproduction technologies (ART) after four, three or two years respectively and assuming two attempts at IVF. The complicat...
Monkey business: Studies show tiny callimicos have unusual characteristics
...eautiful little monkeys) have the capacity to give birth
to a single offspring twice annually while their c...ves marmosets, tarmarins and lion tarmarins give birth
to twins once a year. Porter's findings have just been published in the journal Evolutionary Anthro...
Existing drug may prevent brain injury and seizures in newborns
...uld be given to babies immediately after traumatic birth
events that compromise the brain's blood and oxygen supply. Such events can cause long-term neurologic abnormalities that underlie serious conditions like cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Premature infants, who are surviving in greater numbers, are espe...
UCLA researchers recreate patterns formed by mammalian cells
...prove methods for regenerating tissue, controlling birth
defects and developing new treatments for specific...elp explain the known association of warfarin with birth
defects. "The abnormal cell pattern resulting from adding warfarin, may give researchers some insigh...
How genes get us wired
...uffer a disease similar to the mutant mice: a rare birth
defect named Mobius syndrome, in which the sixth and seventh cranial nerves are missing or underdeveloped, leaving facial muscles paralyzed. "These kids can't open and close their eyes, they can't form tears, they don't have facial expressions so ...
Nature's ambush: pregnancy more likely from single unprotected intercourse than believed
...ized trial of volunteer couples using non hormonal birth
control could test this last hypothesis definitive...ould predict. "There is no substitute for reliable birth
Thimerosal, found in childhood vaccines, can increase the risk of autism-like damage in mice
...ls can then be evaluated through prospective human birth
cohorts--providing a powerful to tool to dissect the interaction between genes and the environment over time....
Parting genomes: UA biologists discover seeds of speciation
...raduate student may be the first eyewitness to the birth
of a new species. Her new findings, appearing in the June 7, 2004 Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, could help biologists identify and understand the precise genetic changes that lead a species to evolve into two separate species. Laura...
Umbilical cord blood transplants, bone marrow transplants save lives
...mains in the umbilical cord and placenta following birth
is a rich source of stem cells from which new, healthy blood can be produced," said Stiff. He noted that cord blood matching is less restrictive than that of bone marrow, which must be perfectly matched between donor and recipient for best results. ...
UW-Madison scientists find a key to cell division
...eins fail. These failures can lead to infertility, birth
defects, cancer and neurological problems such as ...otentially develop new drugs to prevent cancer and birth
defects, treat fertility and neurological disorders, or aide in wound healing, for example. During t...
World's largest scientific society convenes regional meeting June 2-4 in Indianapolis
...rstellar biomolecules as well as the chemistry and birth
of stars. (Abstracts 36-39 and 99-101, Wednesday, June 2, 9:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Conference Center, Room 223; Organizer: Lewis E. Snyder, University of Illinois, Urbana, 217-333-3090, firstname.lastname@example.org ) Computational solutions to Alz...
Baby born from sperm frozen for record 21 years
...riod of sperm cryopreservation resulting in a live birth
so far reported in the scientific literature," according to one of the authors, Dr Elizabeth Pease, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine at the Department of Reproductive Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester. A healthy baby boy was born two yea...
Gene discovered for Cornelia de Lange syndrome, a disabling genetic disease
...enatal test is developed, we will determine before birth
whether the fetus is among that one percent. At Childrens Hospital, Dr. Krantz directs a full-service clinic for children with CdLS, the only program in the world offering comprehensive services for children with the condition. At this clinic, whic...
'Cardiofunk' mutation: Probable source of congenital heart defects
...hysicians to treat or prevent heart defects before birth
by focusing on fetal heart formation instead of having to cope with the consequences of heart malformations in infants after birth, the researchers said. The full effect of the mutation on valve formation could not be discovered in a mouse or human b...
Parent-offspring conflict in the evolution of vertebrate reproductive mode
...nimals reproduce by egg-laying (oviparity) or live birth
(viviparity) and in many species viviparity involves transfer of nutrients via a placenta. We propose and test the idea that the origins and evolution of viviparity and placentation have been driven by maternal-fetal conflict over resources. Such mat...
Latest findings on PCBs to be subject of June workshop at Illinois
...t, Ake Bergman, Stockholm University; Break 6. A birth
cohort in Eastern Slovakia and exposure to PCBs, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Z. Yu, University of California-Davis, and A. Kocan, J. Petrik, T. Trnovec, Institute of Preventive and Clinical Medicine, Bratislava; 7. Neurobehavioral output of 8- to 9-year...
March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to pioneering scientist
...locked a central mystery underlying many inherited birth
defects and diseases, has been awarded the 2004 Ma...ed the science that underlies the understanding of birth
defects. The March of Dimes created the Prize as a tribute to Dr. Jonas Salk shortly before his dea...
Solving the mystery of the dancer mice, and cleft lip too
...ys, and mutations in other "T-box" genes result in birth
defects. Looking more closely, the team found the...rican Indians are slightly more likely to have the birth
defect than Caucasians, while African Americans have a much lower risk. The disfiguring gap or openi...
UCSD finds genetic time bomb in heart that leads to heart failure in some patients
...ral problems present at birth, are the most common birth
defect in newborns. Atrial septal defects are sometimes called holes in the heart. A defect between the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) occurs in the septum, the wall that separates the heart's left and right sides. The most common treatmen...
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