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Success and single embryo transfer in IVF

...ve conducted the first study looking at cumulative pregnancy and live birth rates that took into account the tr..."This is the first time that a study of cumulative pregnancy and live birth rates with five-day-old SET embryos has been conducted. Under the conditions of this ...

For ferrets, GPI means 'get pregnancy initiated'

ARLINGTON, Va. - Knowing what makes a ferret pregnancy take hold could help biologists save endangered sp... spread. Specifically, biologists examining early pregnancy in domestic ferrets report they have identified a protein necessary for embryos to implant successfu...

Isolation of ferret protein promising for cancer, reproductive studies

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Biologists studying early pregnancy in ferrets have isolated a protein vital to embryo...e embryo is the first step in the establishment of pregnancy in mammals that have placentas. Failure to implant successfully is a leading cause of infertility i...

Researchers identify fatty-acid oxidation as additional source of nutrients in the placenta

...iseases such as preeclampsia, acute fatty liver of pregnancy (one of the most severe and life-threatening complications in pregnancy that often appears in the third trimester) and HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver function an...

Doctors miss chances to help pregnant women quit smoking

...is especially important since cigarette smoking in pregnancy often indicates drug and alcohol use as well. The survey may underestimate the extent of the problem, the researchers say, since women who are younger, unmarried, less educated and on Medicaid are more likely to smoke. However, the study did not cove...

Equine cloning may shed light on human cancer causes

...ryos and saw a seven-fold increase in our week two pregnancy rates," Woods said. "We produced 19 pregnancies; the first baby has been born, and two more pregnancies are in the advanced stages." The team concluded that the increase in calcium within the implanted clone cells directly impacted the speed of cell ...

Association between increased risk of stillbirths and abnormalities with proximity to incinerators

...oduction of antenatal screening and termination of pregnancy would have reduced the number of potential stillbirths and babies born with lethal congenital abnormalities in recent years. Added to which, the lack of data on pregnancies of under 28 weeks could have underestimated the extent of serious and lethal...

Breastfeeding may compensate for harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy

...mpensate for the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on a child's brain, suggests research in the Journ...etails of the smoking habits of the mothers during pregnancy and the results of maths, spelling, and reading tests taken by the children at the age of 9 were ana...

Many pregnant women may have depression, but few getting treatment, study finds

...with a history of depression any time before their pregnancy -- about one in every four women -- are about twic...risk time for depression. Doctors used to think of pregnancy as a 'honeymoon' away from depression risk, but this is turning out to be a myth," says lead author ...

Public knows no more about genetics than in 1990, U-M study shows

...ncer and depression; whether it can be used during pregnancy to find out if the baby or fetus will develop certain diseases; and whether gene therapy can be used to correct defects discovered through prenatal testing. Because of changes in expert knowledge about genetics and genetic testing, the wording of the...

Pregnant African American teens need more calcium for healthy fetal bone development

...he long-term effect of nutrition during adolescent pregnancy on adolescent bone health, fetal femur development and bone density in the neonate at birth."...

Male pregnancy in seahorses may affect formation of new species

Male pregnancy in seahorses may do more than reverse traditional gender roles. It could also influence the way new species form from single populations of these ancient creatures. Studies have shown that most new species arise from geographically, and therefore ge...

Wake Forest researcher identifies syndrome as leading cause of death in premature infants

...om our studies that the lesions originate early in pregnancy around the end of the first trimester or start of the second trimester," he said. "Sometime after the damage to the brain has occurred, something causes the mother to go into premature labor. Babies with large malformations die within hours or days o...

Study finds two-thirds of unplanned pregnancies in women using contraception

... women who had undergone an abortion or whose last pregnancy was unintended and 1,829 randomly selected control...edication. Over half of the women whose unplanned pregnancy occurred while using condoms said the condom had slipped off or torn, nearly 30% had failed to use i...

Premature birth linked to lack of nutrition before pregnancy: study

...roblem may have to do with women who diet prior to pregnancy for fear they'll be unable to shed the excess weig...ow they're pregnant because proper nutrition after pregnancy may not compensate for the lack of it beforehand. Even a modest restriction around the time of conce...

Womb time drops when hungry mama conceives, Science study says

...e maternal undernutrition or stress early in human pregnancy may result in preterm birth. However, there is lit...ays of the pregnancy. The normal length of a sheep pregnancy only varies by a few days which means time-sensitive developmental deviations can be easily observed...

Genetic abnormalities found in some ALS patients

...any anatomical abnormalities or history of loss of pregnancy by miscarriage or stillbirth, which could indicate other types of chromosomal abnormalities....

Executive functioning in children prenatally exposed to alcohol

...onfounding,' that is, mothers who use drugs during pregnancy are also likely to have limited access to financia...tions of cocaine, alcohol, and/or marijuana during pregnancy were assigned to overlapping prenatal cocaine-exposed, alcohol-exposed, and/or marijuana-exposed gro...

Prenatal exposure to nicotine increases risk of apnea in brains of newborn rats

...lf-resuscitate or resume breathing. Smoking during pregnancy has been found to increase the risk of Sudden Infa...ere given saline or nicotine from the fifth day of pregnancy through the day of delivery (21 days in a rat). Newborn rat pups aged from one to four days were de...

Researchers find possible link between pre-natal alcohol consumption and diabetes

... average body weight of 275 gr at the beginning of pregnancy and gained 68 gr during the pregnancy and consumed an average daily caloric intake of 262 kcal/kg/day which included an average daily cons...

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(Date:4/17/2014)... 2014) Two recent papers by a University ... may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for ... encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. , Jeffrey S. ... genetics at the School of Medicine and an ... Institute, and colleagues recently published articles in the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 2014U.S. military personnel who served in Iraq and ... brain injury (TBI) were compared to military personnel ... reasons. Differences in measures of overall disability, cognitive ... injury are reported in an article in ... Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 17, 2014-- Colic affects about one in five infants ... pediatric visits during the first several months after birth. ... was showing promise; however, the April 1, 2014 issue ... Valerie) reported on a study, "Probiotics and Infant Colic," ... reuteri for infant colic did not reduce ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... An international team led by researchers at UC ... which plays a key role in cell division, also ... is the first time the complex has been shown ... cyclin B1/Cdk1 an excellent target to control cellular energy ... research was published online today in the journal ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... these days to find a colored ribbon representing a disease. ... But what color ribbon does one think of with lung ... for many suffering from the disease, black may be the ... consisting of lung cancer patients, primarily smokers between the ages ... on the stigma often felt by these patients, the emotional ...
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