News tagged with birth defect
(Medical Xpress)—University of Washington scientists have succeeded in removing the extra copy of chromosome 21 in cell cultures derived from a person with Down syndrome, a condition in which the body's ...
Medical research Nov 09, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (11) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The human face is a fantastically intricate thing. The billions of people on the planet have faces that are individually recognizable because each has subtle differences in its folds and ...
Genetics Oct 22, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
In vitro fertilization (IVF) may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eye, heart, reproductive organs and urinary systems, according to new research presented Saturday, Oct. 20, at the ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Oct 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A common herbicide used in the United States may be linked to an increased risk of a congenital abnormality of the nasal cavity known as choanal atresia, say researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other Texas institutions.
Pediatrics Sep 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Enlisting newborn hearing screeners to help identify common ear deformities allows doctors to easily correct the condition without surgery before a baby leaves the hospital, according to ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The cellular cause of birth defects like cleft palates, missing teeth and problems with fingers and toes has been a tricky puzzle for scientists.
Medical research Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(AP)—The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its first ever apology Friday—50 years after pulling ...
Medications Aug 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
The discovery of a 'switch' that modifies a gene known to be essential for normal heart development could explain variations in the severity of birth defects in children with DiGeorge syndrome.
Genetics Aug 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A collaborative research effort by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Duke University, and University College of London in the UK, sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects.
Medical research Aug 22, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The study examined a group of more than 400 women from across Europe who were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer while pregnant. 197 (48%) of the women underwent chemotherapy during pregnancy, and the authors assessed ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Aug 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The German makers of thalidomide were warned of birth defects years before it was withdrawn and Australian distributors used pregnant women as the world's first test subjects, court papers alleged Friday.
Medications Jul 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay) -- When Vanessa Hernandez's sixth child was born, she knew right away her daughter was different.
Health Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(AP) An Australian woman born without arms and legs after her pregnant mother took the anti-morning sickness drug Thalidomide has reached a multimillion dollar settlement with the medicine's British distributor, her ...
Medications Jul 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Several types of job carried out by future fathers may be linked to an increased risk of birth defects in their babies, suggests research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Health Jul 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
US regulators were expected to decide Tuesday whether to approve the second new anti-obesity drug in 13 years, Qnexa, which studies have shown may help some people lose up to 10 percent of their body weight.
Medications Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0