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Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate
...nts who have one child with the "isolated" form of cleft
lip or palate are likely to have a second child wi...ect. Isolated clefts account for 70 percent of all cleft
lip and palate cases. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Institut...
Bacteria use 'molecular lasso' to cop copper
...n molecule, a tiny, pyramid-shaped compound with a cleft
that holds a single atom of copper in place. The bacteria churn out methanobactin molecules in large numbers and send them into the environment to fetch copper. When the compound returns with its booty, it is thought that the copper is incorporated i...
Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate
...to have a second child with the "isolated" form of cleft
lip and palate, one of the world's most common bir... gene test applies to about 12 percent of isolated cleft
lip and palate, or babies born with clefts only and no other birth defects. Last year, the authors ...
Gene linked to cleft lip and palate identified
...e New England Journal of Medicine . "Cleft lip and cleft
palate are among the most common birth defects in ...who have had one or more children with an isolated cleft
lip and/or cleft
palate (not associated with any syndrome or other malformation), Dr. Green says. "A...
Stanford researcher's findings may shed light on common, deadly birth defect
...es about less visible problems within the skull: a cleft
lip or other abnormal facial features can read lik...earning disabilities. Facial defects can include a cleft
lip, a single central incisor or "front tooth," close-set eyes or even a single eye in the center of...
JCI table of contents, 15 June 2004
...dinated epithelial-mesenchymal interactions causes cleft
palate AUTHOR CONTACT: David Rice King's College, London, United Kingdom Phone: +44-207-955-5000 ext.6216; Fax: +44-207-955-2704; E-mail: email@example.com View the PDF of this article at: https://www.the-jci.org/press/20384.pdf ACCOMPANYING ...
Solving the mystery of the dancer mice, and cleft lip too
...ngs, scientists have discovered a genetic cause of cleft
lip and palate in mice, a finding that is already ...t a gene known as Tbx10 is responsible for causing cleft
lip and palate in mice. The group, which reported its results April 26 in the on-line edition of the...
Genetics mutations resulting in delayed puberty are focus of MCG study
...ve associated problems including stunted growth, a cleft
lip and palate and some central nervous system abnormalities, such as balance problems. He hopes his studies will provide better insight into the cause of delayed puberty and normal puberty, for that matter, which also is not well understood, and ult...
Wake Forest researcher identifies syndrome as leading cause of death in premature infants
... a new type of brain malformation, called cortical cleft
malformation, which is associated with premature birth and early death. Brown presented his findings at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Seattle on May 3. "The brain malformations may result from blood clots that circulate from the place...
Embryonic facial development subject to insult or repair longer than expected
...rly developmental stages to repair such defects as cleft
lip and palate, with little or no scar tissue and far less trauma. When the role of the proteins that direct shaping the face is better understood, she added, we may be able to provide the right molecule instead of using surgery to repair birth defe...
Identification of the first gene in posttraumatic stress disorder
...s. Reuptake of dopamine released into the synaptic cleft
limits the extent and duration of dopamine receptor activation. Researchers found a common mutation in the DAT gene to show an increased frequency among trauma survivors who developed chronic PTSD, and add a small significant contribution to the ri...
Thyroid disease raises risk for birth defects
...ed risk of a variety of other anomalies, including cleft
lip or palate, or extra fingers. In addition, inf...her disorders such as sunken chest, extra fingers, cleft
lip and palate, and ear deformities. Two fetuses died before being delivered. Among a subset of 86...
Urban air pollution linked to birth defects for first time; UCLA research links two pollutants to increased risk of heart defects
...r pollution and other common birth defects such as cleft
palates. While the study focused on the Los Angeles urban region, the findings have implications for most urban areas in the nation, particularly ones where vehicle traffic plays an important part in forming air pollution, Ritz said. Carbon monoxide...
Researchers identify gene causing rare form of cleft palate
... that causes a rare form of the congenital defect, cleft
palate, may offer an important insight into human ...ial College have found that the sex-linked form of cleft
palate (CPX) and an associated form of the disorder known as tongue-tie are caused by mutations in a...
Veterinary researchers seek secret to reversing birth defects
...the fetus that were causing birth defects, such as cleft
palates, digit anomalies, and neural tube defects ... of these critical development genes, resulting in cleft
palates. They also verified that stimulation of the maternal immune system has the opposite effect ...
Amphibian declines and deformities: what is the latest?
...ts in amphibian malformations, specifically facial cleft
malformation in northern leopard frogs. Dr. Steven Corn, USGS herpetologist, an expert in amphibian population monitoring work in the Northern Rockies. Dr. Chuck Peterson, Idaho State University, an amphibian monitoring researcher in Yellowstone Na...
Protein stimulates key link between nerve cells, suggesting possible target for mental retardation and nerve regeneration therapies
... at once. The messengers diffuse across a synaptic cleft
to corresponding receptors on a target cell, and prompt a response in that cell that is then transmitted to another cell and yet another, ultimately causing a wave of reaction in the brain. Some neurotransmitters, such as GABA, carry inhibitory ...
UCSF researchers identify regulator of critical brain messenger, hinting at therapy
... the neurotransmitters into the so-called synaptic cleft
between nerve cells. The released neurotransmitters diffuse across the cleft, binding to receptors on the target cells and prompting a response in the target cell. While some neurotransmitters, such as GABA, transmit inhibitory signals that reduce e...
DNA details suggest how human chromosomes break, rearrange and cause a genetic disease
...l retardation, a heart defect, a small chin, and a cleft
or abnormal palate. The researchers described unus...The latter disorder, which includes heart defects, cleft
palate, feeding problems, an abnormal thymus gland and learning disabilities, is the flip side of th...
Smoking during pregnancy found to increase risk of cleft lip and palate
...ely than nonsmokers to give birth to a baby with a cleft
lip or palate, according to a new study by researc... finding, based on the largest-ever examination of cleft
lip and palate incidence nationwide, suggests that the deformity should be added to the list of pote...