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Researchers Discover Mechanism Of Cleft Palate Development
...g Growth Factor Alpha (TGF-a) were linked to cleft lip
and palatesyndromes. TGF-a is a growth factor with many known functions yet how it relatedto cleft palate was a mystery until now. The inter-institutional group, led by Rik Derynck, PhD, UCSF professor of cellbiology in the Department of Growth & Dev...
New mouse model could be key to understanding role of folic acid in preventing birth defects
...birth defects such asneural tube defects and cleft lip
and palate. They hope to learn which genesbenefit ...fects and as many as onein 600 are born with cleft lip
and or cleft palate. "If researchers can learn how folic acid works, the knowledge can help prevent ...
UCSF researcher reports on protein therapy to reverse facial birth defects
...ether. While pediatric surgeons can repair cleft lip
and palate, and fetal surgeons are studying the possibility of repairing more serious defects in the womb, Helms and other biologists are studying a molecular approach to the problem. "The goal is to develop a strategy for treatment of craniofacial d...
Smoking during pregnancy found to increase risk of cleft lip and palate
...an nonsmokers to give birth to a baby with a cleft lip
or palate, according to a new study by researchers...ng, based on the largest-ever examination of cleft lip
and palate incidence nationwide, suggests that the deformity should be added to the list of potentia...
View of forest insects changing from pests to partners
...level," Schowalter said. "We have to pay more than lip
service to the balance of nature."...
Thyroid disease raises risk for birth defects
...k of a variety of other anomalies, including cleft lip
or palate, or extra fingers. In addition, infants...sorders such as sunken chest, extra fingers, cleft lip
and palate, and ear deformities. Two fetuses died before being delivered. Among a subset of 86 wom...
UNC scientist finds chief AIDS cancer needs trauma and virus to get started
... back with a significant lesion growing inside his lip
at the biopsy site, she said. We sent him home with antibiotics to make sure the growth didnt become super-infected, but it continued to grow and soon extended outward to his chin. A second biopsy revealed it to be Kaposis sarcoma. The rapidly growin...
Scientists discuss microbial pathogenesis in era of bioterrorism, drug resistance
...ers the nerve ending in the mucous membrane of the lip
or eye and travels inside the nerve back toward the neuronal cell nucleus in the central nervous system. Dr. Bearer's work provided evidence that a single transport mechanism was responsible for this movement. Now, in new work reported at Experiment...
Gene targeting technique extended to human embryonic stem cells
...s victims through self-mutilating behavior such as lip
and finger biting and head banging. The study of genes derived from human ES cells, as opposed to those found in mice, is important because, while there are many genetic similarities between mice and humans, they are not identical. There are human ge...
Researchers record first 'pheromone images' in brains of mice
...s through the flehmen response, in which the upper lip
curls back during exploration of the oral and anogenital areas of other animals during social encounters. These pheromone signals are collected by the vomeronasal organ (VNO), a hollow tube in the nasal cavity. Sensory neurons lining the VNO, in turn...
Pheromones in male perspiration reduce women's tension, alter hormone response
...rarms of male volunteers were applied to the upper lip
of 18 women ages 25 to 45. During the six hours of exposure to the compound, the women were asked to rate their mood using a fixed scale. "Much to our surprise, the women reported feeling less tense and more relaxed during exposure to the male ext...
Embryonic facial development subject to insult or repair longer than expected
...velopmental stages to repair such defects as cleft lip
and palate, with little or no scar tissue and far ... skin that forms the equivalent of the human upper lip
was transplanted to the forehead of an older chick embryo, a new beak formed in response to the gra...
Environment loses to economic development in local policy-making
...re friendly to the environment. Too often there is lip
service paid to the environment, but little is done to make economic development more sustainable."...
Herpes research uncovers possible clue to Alzheimer's disease
...g how the herpes simplex virus travels back to the lip
area to form a recurring blister after remaining l...a long extension of a neuron) from the area of the lip
towards the trigeminal ganglion. But the Brown researchers discovered that once it interacts with th...
Genetics mutations resulting in delayed puberty are focus of MCG study
...ociated 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 ultimat...
Solving the mystery of the dancer mice, and cleft lip too
...cientists have discovered a genetic cause of cleft lip
and palate in mice, a finding that is already bein...ne 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 Pro...
UK small firms pay lip service to green issues
...he building sector, architects claimed that whilst lip
service was paid to sustainability issues within the industry, there was currently little in the way of environmental design occurring in the UK. Several admitted that they would not push the green agenda for fear of alienating clients. Restaurateurs...
Stanford researcher's findings may shed light on common, deadly birth defect
...ut less visible problems within the skull: a cleft lip
or other abnormal facial features can read like a map of brain development gone awry. Now for the first time, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California-San Francisco have provided a powerful example of...
Gene linked to cleft lip and palate identified
...y in The New England Journal of Medicine . "Cleft lip
and cleft palate are among the most common birth d...ve 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 spe...
Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate
...e a second child with the "isolated" form of cleft lip
and palate, one of the world's most common birth d...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 and ...