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Doernbecher Children's Hospital scientist earns coveted Javits award
...fants that survive after premature birth,full-term babies
later discovered to have brain injury that occurre... occurs during pregnancy. Critically ill premature babies
areespecially at risk to develop white matter injury from either cause. White matter injury occurs...
Inflammation may cause preterm labor and fetal deaths
... emotional and economic toll on families that lose babies
to preterm labor and fetal death, said Han, a memb...aths. Preterm births affect nearly half a million babies
in the U.S. each year and cost billions of dollars in health costs annually. Han added that the 30%...
Progesterone injections do not prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancies
...reterm births by one-third in women whose previous babies
were born prematurely. Based on the results of the first study, which showed that 17-OHPC reduced preterm birth in the group with the highest risk, we were hopeful that it would also prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancies, which represents an in...
Prenatal stress keeps infants, toddlers up at night, study says
... or having trouble falling asleep. Surprisingly, babies
born to mothers classified as anxious or depressed while pregnant dozed just as long as their unstressed-pregnancy counterparts about 12 hours. However, this sleep was less sweet; children born to mothers who were depressed or anxious during pregn...
ACMG recognizes progress made in newborn screening
.... It is estimated that currently more than 500,000 babies
annually are still not screened for the full panel... is estimated that about 10,000 of the 4.1 million babies
born each year in the United States will be identified with one of the conditions for which treatmen...
Nearly 90 percent of babies receive recommended newborn screening tests
...INS, N.Y., JULY 11, 2007 Nearly 90 percent of all babies
born in the United States more than double the pe...tions. Nationwide, a discouraging 6.1 percent of babies
are born in states that required screening for only 10 to 20 of the core conditions and 6.2 percent ...
Germany's embryo protection law is 'killing embryos rather than protecting them'
... has also led to improvements in the proportion of babies
born after ART. In Finland, there were 4,761 ART c... a very effective way of increasing the numbers of babies
born after ART, because approximately third of all its ART deliveries were from frozen embryos, said...
Time-lapse recordings reveal why IVF embryos are more likely to develop into twins
...heck of the numbers of placentas and sacs when the babies
are born. The chorion and amnion are foetal membranes that contribute to the placenta and the foetal sac respectively. When twinning has occurred because two ICMs have developed (monochorionic/diamniotic twins) there is one placenta and two sacs, and...
Gut check: Tracking the ecosystem within us
... birth, the human intestinal tract is sterile, but babies
immediately begin to acquire the microbial denizen...ough all were breast fed. The finding that most babies
in the study did not acquire significant numbers of Bifidobacteria until several months after birth ...
Children of smokers have more than 5 times higher levels of a nicotine toxin
...ken from infants aged 12 weeks. Seventy one of the babies
had at least one parent that smoked and the parent...r 33 were non-smokers. The authors say: Smoking babies
tend to come from poorer homes, which may have smaller rooms and inadequate heating. Higher cotin...
Promising protein may prevent eye damage in premature babies
...iscovery that could rapidly lead to treatments for babies
born before their eyes are finished growing, Unive... and therapeutics at UFs College of Medicine. When babies
are born before levels of this protein are normal, blood vessels spread abnormally throughout the re...
'Wurst' ensures that the respiratory system works
...ress syndrome" (RDS). In the USA as many as 25,000 babies
are born with RDS each year. For many of them the disease proves fatal. Fruit fly helps in the search for active substances Researchers are now looking for suitable substances that can improve the function of the "Wurst" proteins in fruit flies...
Talcum powder stunts growth of lung tumors
...cum powder has been used for generations to soothe babies
diaper rash and freshen womens faces. But University of Florida researchers report the household product has an additional healing power: The ability to stunt cancer growth by cutting the flow of blood to metastatic lung tumors. The study, publish...
It's safe for obese moms-to-be to lose weight during pregnancy, new SLU research finds
...tic diet, the study found. Findings suggest the babies
born to women who lost or maintained their weight ...who gained weight during pregnancy delivered their babies
by Caesarian section than those who lost or kept their weight constant. Limiting weight gain of o...
Breakthrough for treatment of fatal heart condition
...aturally higher in foetal hearts and the hearts of babies
and children, but should drop as an individual matures. However, in adults with cardiac hypertrophy these levels increase to become abnormally high. Dr Ooi has found that an increase in a third protein in the body, known as REST, can halt the rise ...
Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles
...em to develop and fine tune new movements, whether babies
trying to walk or stroke patients re-connecting brain-body muscle links. In their report this week in Nature Neuroscience, the team says their new tool could make it possible to predict the best ways to teach new movements and help design physical...
Eavesdropping comes naturally to young song sparrows
...avesdropping. When it comes to research about how babies
learn language, most work has focused on interactions between a parent and an infant, but infants may learn language in part by eavesdropping on conversations between their parents or a sibling, Beecher said. "Do kids learn from parents talking to...
Babies able to tell through visual cues when speakers switch languages: UBC study
At four months, babies
can tell whether a speaker has switched to a diffe...nvironment, no longer need this facility. However, babies
growing up in a bilingual environment advantageously maintain the discrimination abilities needed fo...
UVa researcher studying disease that cripples newborns
...ling genetic disorder. Although doctors know that babies
inherit CDM1 from their mother and prenatal tests are available, many children are not diagnosed until they are born. In these instances, mothers dont know that they have type 1 myotonic dystrophy (DM1) a common form of muscular dystrophy because...
HIV in breast milk killed by flash-heating, new study finds
...ountries to take the risks associated with feeding babies
their breast milk." Studies indicate that when babies
are breastfed exclusively, there is a 3 to 4 percent risk of HIV transmission. However, when babies
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