Tag: "pregnant" at biology news
New research shows calcium deficiency permits faster lead release from pregnant women's bones
...eater increases in lead in their bloodstreams than pregnant
women with normal calcium levels, according to a n...body's lead is contained in bone tissue, which, in pregnant
women getting less calcium turns over, or "demineralizes," more rapidly than bone in other pregnant
Research suggests possible marker, preventive treatment for preeclampsia
... increase during normal pregnancies and are low in pregnant
women with preeclampsia. The findings were reporte...ncies compared to a non-pregnant control group. In pregnant
women with preeclampsia, levels of angiotensin-(1-7) were lower than in the pregnant
subjects with n...
Genome sequencing sheds light on bacterium harmful to newborns
...alyticum, she said. For instance, the majority of pregnant
women are infected by this bacterium, but in most cases it does no harm. "The enigma surrounding this organism is that it appears to cause disease in only a sub-population of infected people," Dr. Cassell says. "The sequence will help us understand ...
University of Georgia geneticist among the first to study genetic mating systems of fishes and turtles
...using the techniques of molecular genetics, that a pregnant
male often has received eggs from two or more females. Female turtles can store sperm for years. In one of the most dramatic examples of a bizarre reproductive behavior, female painted turtles, the geneticists found, can store and use viable sperm f...
Social support during pregnancy can affect fetal growth and birth weight
...interdisciplinary team that interviewed nearly 250 pregnant
women, asking if the babys father would help them ...o inspire healthier behaviors and lifestyles among pregnant
women and discourage behaviors like smoking, substance use, and poor nutritional intake -- all risk ...
Researcher proves fetuses hears at 30 weeks
...nd her colleagues studied 143 fetuses (91 low-risk pregnant
women and 43 high-risk pregnant
women) between 23 and 34 weeks of gestation. The fetuses' cardiac and body response to computer-gene...
Alcohol and the human fetal brain
...alcohol differently that the adult brain. "When a pregnant
women drinks an alcoholic beverage," explained Mon...inds. "In turn, this knowledge might prevent some pregnant
women from drinking and endangering their unborn child."...
Ginger may spice up the lives of pregnant women
...relief for nausea and vomiting experienced by many pregnant
women. The trial, which will involve 288 women who...s. There was a small study in Denmark in 1990,with pregnant
women who had extreme dehydration due to vomiting. These women found ginger very helpful, considerab...
Drinking during pregnancy: American Indians and African Americans
...ans (0.03). "Health campaigns that are directed at pregnant
women have had a long reach," observed Kaskutas, "...y drinking during pregnancy. We also need to tell pregnant
women about standard drink sizes, so they can't deceive themselves than a 40-ounce bottle of malt li...
Yale scientists identify genetic form of hypertension in pregnant women
...ular cause of an inherited form of hypertension in pregnant
women. "We investigated a family with unusually severe hypertension and David Geller, one of our team members, discovered a mutation in the mineralocorticoid receptor gene in this family," said Lifton. "We demonstrated that this mutation causes a n...
Women failing to take vitamin that helps prevent serious birth defects, survey finds
...f women between the ages of 18 and 45 who were not pregnant
at the time of the survey took a daily multivitamin containing folic acid. This figure has increased only slightly since 1995, the first year the March of Dimes surveyed women. This despite the fact that 75 percent of women say they are aware of fo...
Cocaine use while pregnant may cause ADHD
... that is being used increasingly by poor and young pregnant
women," says Strupp. A National Institute of Drug...ey published in 1996 estimated that 1.1 percent of pregnant
women in the United States -- 45,100 women -- smoke crack cocaine each year. A 1998 Yale University...
Mice unable to synthesize vitamin C should become valuable research tool, scientists say
... normal mouse embryos, which are then implanted in pregnant
mice. "Chimeric" mice are soon born that transmit the altered gene to their own offspring. In this way, researchers can study exactly what the genes control and how drugs and various other treatments affect the mice. The two scientists have b...
Chemical receptor key to fetal development
.... The work indicates that "it would be prudent for pregnant
women to avoid prolonged exposure to substances that affect the activity of this receptor," said Dr. Chi-Sang Poon, a Principal Research Scientist in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and first author of the paper. Such...
Smoking during pregnancy found to increase risk of cleft lip and palate
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Women who smoke while pregnant
are 50 percent to 70 percent more likely than nonsmokers to give birth to a baby with a cleft lip or palate, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System. The risk of the disfiguring facial birth defect rises w...
Common enzyme deficiency may jeopardize pregnancies
...ther, for example, it takes longer for them to get pregnant
-- because they may be unknowingly conceiving and ...t therapies could be evaluated for their safety in pregnant
How alcohol use during pregnancy can lead to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
...is how many of them are active." Researchers gave pregnant
rats varied doses of ethanol during gestation. They then studied the effects of this exposure on the spontaneous activity of dopamine neurons in the midbrain area of the offspring. In normal animal brains, said Shen, about 50 percent of the dopamin...
Drinking during pregnancy has yet another consequence: premature delivery
... the national cost of healthcare." Cook's study of pregnant
mice looked closely at the relationship between alcohol and two factors involved in pregnancy and the process of labor; one is the hormone progesterone and the other is a hormone-like factor called prostaglandin F2a. Researchers already knew that de...
Consume less trans fat, more vitamin B6 and B12, studies suggest
...these results and his latest findings suggest that pregnant
women should reduce their trans fatty acid intake and that a baby's first solid foods should be supplemented with magnesium. Adults should include foods containing B6 and B12 (chicken, fish, meat, eggs and dairy products) in their own diets....
Woman pregnant after selecting healthy embryo
...regon Health Sciences University patient to become pregnant
with an embryo that was selected because it showed...mbryos of the 11 biopsied were implanted. Sarah is pregnant
with one child. The team that performed the procedure included Patton, geneticist Susan Olson, Ph.D....
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