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UW-Madison research part of international mercury conference

...sychiatry, tested the long-term consequences of in utero exposure to methylmercury, a common and highly tox...ult rats that had been exposed to methylmercury in utero were able to learn specific tasks - for example, pushing a lever when a light was turned on when the...

Prenatal health strongly influences future economic success

...y argues that it is a malleable characteristic in utero health that most strongly indicates how well a ch...ze the adult economic outcomes of those exposed in utero to the 1918 influenza pandemic. Twenty-five million people in the United States contracted influenza...

Early exposure to synthetic estrogen puts 'DES Daughters' at higher risk for breast cancer

...ared to women who were not exposed to the drug in utero . Reporting in the August issue of the journal ...rm into cancer. If true that excess estrogen in utero impacts breast cancer risk later in life, "there is a concern that other environmental factors that ...

Study aims to identify schizophrenics at risk for type 2 diabetes

... percent, it just changes your risk; bad things in utero increase the risk of diabetes and the risk of schizophrenia. It may be they are going to be associated because the same bad things cause both," says Dr. Kirkpatrick. The bottom line of the study of newly diagnosed schizophrenics is to see whether...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...eted by the leptomeninges, blocked the rescue. In utero CXCR4 inhibition also interfered with normal C-R positioning during development. Thus, SDF1 signaling is essential for initial positioning as well as maintenance of C-R cells in the marginal zone. 3. Motor Goals and the Monkey Parietal Reach Regio...

Leveling the field for babies with persistent pulmonary hypertension

... a neonatal intensive care unit. "What happens in utero is that all your gas exchange is through the place..., the enzyme that makes nitric oxide, decreases in utero and endothelin levels increase. When you lose the vasodilator and you gain proliferative response, e...

Research could lead to new treatments for birth defects

...indings open to the possibility of intervening in utero to prevent the disease is truly groundbreaking."...

JCI table of contents: Nov. 1, 2006

... that in mice, EP4 signals are required for the in utero formation of a plug (known as the intimal cushion) that begins the process of closing the DA. Current treatment for PDA, the administration of drugs that inhibit the production of PGE (COX inhibitors), are less effective at inducing closure of the DA...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...oodhead et al. used cre-mediated gene excision in utero to knock out -catenin in the ventricular zone of developing mouse embryos. The loss of -catenin increased the number of precursors that exited the cell cycle early, differentiated into neurons, and migrated into the developing cortical plate. Inhibi...

Zinc supplementation found to reduce mortality in older children

...that infants acquire sufficient amounts of zinc in utero and through breast feeding to sustain them during the first year of life. The failure to find an effect in infants could also be a result of the lower doses of zinc given to infants compared to the higher doses given to older children. In the trial, ...

Class of PCB's causes developmental abnormalities in rat pups

...rain region in the pups exposed to the toxicant in utero and while nursing was profoundly altered. "The animals could hear, but their brains representation of what they heard was grossly disturbed," says Merzenich. In one pronounced change, the balance of inhibitory and excitatory signaling between n...

Pregnant mom's exposure to flu vaccine kick-starts fetal immune system

...h that B and T cell responses to antigens occur in utero following maternal vaccination against influenza, supporting the theory that the human neonatal immune system is not deficient or incompetent but, rather, capable of responding to environmental exposures. These conclusions have important implications...

JCI table of contents -- June 1, 2007

...h that B and T cell responses to antigens occur in utero following maternal vaccination against influenza, ...-specific immune responses to influenza vaccine in utero AUTHOR CONTACT: Rachel L. Miller Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New Y...

Promising protein may prevent eye damage in premature babies

...mature infants at risk for ROP to normal levels in utero may prove beneficial in this disease. Harvard Medical School researchers and collaborators at the University of Goteborg are currently conducting a phase 1 clinical study to evaluate the use of IGFBP-3 in combination with IGF-1 to examine the effec...

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