Tag: "utero" at biology news
New research suggests link between maternal diet and childhood leukemia risk
...ndings show is that the nutritional environment in utero
could be one of those factors." ...
New evidence of radiation risk in childhood leukaemia
...dely accepted that it is multi-stage, initiated in utero
with some second event triggering development of t...c bombs in Japan. And those receiving radiation in utero
from maternal X-rays have also been shown to be at higher risk of developing leukaemia. But it has o...
Research suggests unborn children may be at risk from environmental pollution
...t we know that childhood leukaemia is initiated in utero
and this could well be a factor in the initiation.Consideration must now be given to the likely risk estimates." Top international experts from Europe, America, Asia and Australia will converge on London to discuss this and a wealth of other research...
Anxiety during pregnancy affects child behavior
...during certain sensitive periods of development in utero
can "program" set points in a variety of biological systems in the unborn child. This, then, affects the ability of those biological systems to change later in life, resulting in difficulties adapting physiologically and ultimately predisposing a ch...
Thimerosal, found in childhood vaccines, can increase the risk of autism-like damage in mice
...mercury burden through other sources, including in utero
exposures to mercury in fish or vaccines, may also lead to damage in susceptible hosts. Timing and quantity of thimerosal dosing for the mouse model were developed using the U.S. immunization schedule for children, with doses calculated for mice bas...
Missing gene a potential risk factor for birth defects
... the risk for developing birth defects or dying in utero
would be lower." The study, by lead author and PhD candidate Rebecca Laposa, was funded by grants and a doctoral award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and by a Society of Toxicology fellowship. Other researchers involved in the study ...
Other highlights of the March 17 issue of JNCI
...hat adult mice that had been exposed to arsenic in utero
overexpressed estrogen receptor-alpha in their livers. "Thus, the accumulated results from the present study suggest that overexpression of [estrogen receptor-alpha] is an important molecular event in arsenic carcinogenesis, at least in the liver." T...
Studies suggest brain injury results from developmental exposure to alcohol, anesthesia, and lead
...ings suggesting a link between exposure to lead in utero
and a diagnosis of schizophrenia in young adults. "The results of our study suggest that lead-induced prenatal damage to the developing brain may show itself decades following initial exposure to the substance," Susser said. At the same symposium,...
Alcohol's pharmacological properties, not smell or taste, reinforce its effects
...as implications for infants exposed to alcohol in utero
or via breastfeeding. Exposure to alcohol during...pment. In addition, learning takes place both in utero
and during neonatal development. Given that the pharmacological effects of ethanol can be reinforc...
As autumn approaches, this chickadee's brain begins to expand
... affect the reorganization of the brain in ovo, in utero
and during the early physical development of most vertebrates," Saldanha says. "We are trying to figure out whether the ability to make estrogen in the hippocampus is helping the dramatic reorganization of the [adult] brain." Saldanha uses transmissi...
Splitting hairs: GATA-3 function in hair follicle development
...mice. However, since GATA-3-deficient mice die in utero
well before hair follicles develop, Dr. Fuchs and colleagues used a drug rescue regime to help these embryos to survive until embryonic day 18.5, when at least the whiskers have matured. As suspected, these pharmacologically rescued GATA-3-null mice ...
Common nutrients fed to pregnant mice altered their offspring's coat color
...y innocuous compounds can alter the development in utero
to such an extent that it changes the offspring's characteristics for life, and potentially that of future generations," said Waterland. "Nutritional epigenetics could, for example, explain the differences between genetically identical twins, or the ...
Premature birth linked to lack of nutrition before pregnancy: study
...portunity for their lungs and organs to develop in utero
in preparation for life outside the womb. The nature of these experiments prevented us from exploring the longer term viability of the premature lambs. But we believe that the cortisol from the adrenal gland of the offspring, which provides the stimu...
Embryonic facial development subject to insult or repair longer than expected
...ty for repair and restoration of facial defects in utero
as new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are d...eries or treatments. If you follow the field of in utero
surgery, you can see that its just a matter of time before we are able to repair facial damage in th...
Maternal alcohol use during pregnancy may increase offsprings breast cancer risk
... can increase circulating estrogen levels; high in utero
estrogen levels increase breast cancer risk by mak...edical Center wondered whether alcohol exposure in utero
through a pregnant mother affects breast cancer risk. "Women should continue to heed warnings that ...
New technologies to battle little known, widespread cattle disease
..., and females with high infection can spread it in utero
to fetuses. Most animals are infected at less than six months of age, although symptoms don't appear for two years to five years. Besides dairy cattle, other types of cattle, deer, elk, sheep, goats, antelope and bison also can fall victim. However, ...
New mouse model enables studies of heart, brain and spinal cord
...no PAX-3 but unfortunately those die very early in utero
because PAX-3 is required for so many things. Transcription factors (such as PAX-3) by their very nature control large pathways of other genes," Dr. Conway said. "There are lots of different pathways that interact. Other genes do specific things but ...
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy alters thyroid function
... to those found in children exposed to alcohol in utero
. Researchers have found that alcohol consumption ...cts (ARBDs) by inducing hypothyroid conditions in utero
. A study in the January issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research investigates if al...
Researchers identify potential for prenatal gene therapy
... "Sleeping Beauty" transposon may be useful for in utero
delivery of gene sequences capable of correcting c... differentiate into brain and liver cells after in utero
transfer. Their results support the possibility of future clinical use of adult bone marrow stem cel...
Fetal research first in USA
...rgeon partner Dr. Noel Tulipan began repairing in utero
fetuses with spina bifida....