News tagged with fetal development
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Working with mice, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that a particular protein helps nerve cells extend themselves along the spinal cord during mammalian development. Their results shed light on the ...
Neuroscience Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Epigenetics – how gene expression is regulated by temporary switches, called epi-marks – appears to be a critical and overlooked factor contributing to the long-standing puzzle of why homosexuality occurs.
Genetics Dec 11, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (4) | 0
Children who had in-utero exposure to ischemic-hypoxic conditions, situations during which the brain is deprived of oxygen, were significantly more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder later in life ...
Attention deficit disorders Dec 10, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have shed light on the activity of a protein pair found in cells that form the walls of blood vessels in the brain and retina, experiments that could lead to therapeutic ...
Medical research Dec 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The 4D scans of 15 healthy fetuses, by Durham and Lancaster Universities, also suggest that yawning is a developmental process which could potentially give doctors another index of a fetus' health.
Medical research Nov 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
New findings led by Dr. Michael Lombardo, Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen and colleagues at the University of Cambridge indicate that testosterone levels early in fetal development influence later sensitivity of brain regions related ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
The Endocrine Society has made revisions to its 2007 Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for management of thyroid disease during pregnancy and postpartum. The CPG provides recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of patients ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Standing for long periods during pregnancy may curb the growth of the developing fetus, suggests research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Jun 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
UCLA geneticists have identified the mutation responsible for IMAGe* syndrome, a rare disorder that stunts infants' growth. The twist? The mutation occurs on the same gene that causes Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, which makes ...
Genetics May 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of offspring, potentially leading to hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers have determined.
Health Mar 15, 2012 | 3.2 / 5 (13) | 22 |
Remove your shoes at the door of your home to avoid tracking in pollutants. Decrease consumption of processed and canned foods. Avoid the use of plastics with recycling codes #3, #4 and #7. Don't use chemical tick and flea ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Mar 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have just shown that the molecule REST acts as an adapter in stem cells, and hope that future studies of REST will contribute to the development of new types of treatments for diseases such as cancer.
Genetics Mar 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Finnish scientists have found that a rare dyslexia-linked genetic variant of the ROBO1 gene decreases normal crossing of auditory pathways in the human brain. The weaker the expression of the gene is, the ...
Neuroscience Feb 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have identified a finely tuned mechanism by which fetal heart muscle develops into a healthy and fully formed beating heartoffering new insight into the genetic causes of congenital ...
Genetics Jan 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |