Tag: "maternal" at biology news
Genetic link to risky pregnancy
...k, called trophoblast cells, must communicate with maternal
immune cells known as natural killer (NK) cells. During these interactions, the trophoblast sends signals to the NK cells, which can then assist them in the 'invasion' and remodeling of the blood vessels required to sustain the fetus. The signals ...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
...d empower women; Reduce child mortality; Improve maternal
health; Combat HIV, malaria and other diseases; and Ensure environmental sustainability. If not properly harnessed, the experts warn, the breakthroughs being produced through genomics will dramatically widen rather than narrow the gap between deve...
Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents
...and the University of Toronto (U of T) have linked maternal
exposure to organic solvents in the workplace with poorer performance on measures of neurocognitive function, language, and behaviour in offspring. This research is reported in the October 2004 issue of the journal Archives of Pediatrics and Adolesce...
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