News tagged with foetuses
Being pregnant while young is known to protect a women against breast cancer. But why? Research in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research finds that Wnt/Notch signalling ratio is decreased in the breast ...
Cancer Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The walls of the human heart are a disorganised jumble of tissue until relatively late in pregnancy despite having the shape of a fully functioning heart, according to a pioneering study.
Medical research Feb 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Maternal nutrition is important to a developing embryo and to the health of the child later in life. Supplementing the diet with specific vitamins is known to increase health of the foetus for example folic acid (vitamin ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Feb 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Natural killer cells – a vital part of the immune system – have a dual role in protecting against infection and ensuring reproduction. Scientists suggest that the multi-tasking ability ...
Immunology Feb 08, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 0 |
So, is it a girl or a boy? This is the first question parents ask at the birth of an infant. Though the answer is obvious, the mechanism of sex determination is much less so. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) ...
Genetics Jan 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, in collaboration with colleagues in Germany and the Netherlands, have identified a previously unknown group of nerve cells in the brain. The nerve cells regulate ...
Neuroscience Dec 21, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (8) | 0 |
Ireland's government pledged Tuesday to pass a law soon that will allow women to receive abortions if continued pregnancy threatens their lives—including from their own threats to commit suicide if denied one.
Health Dec 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Experts already know that pregnant women should not eat for two. A study now insists on the importance of a healthy diet as a way of avoiding increased insulin and glucose levels in the child, both of which are indicators ...
Health Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Expectant parents in Japan who can't wait to show the world what their baby will look like can now buy a three-dimensional model of the foetus to pass around their friends.
Other Nov 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
Researchers studying the origins of sudden cardiac death have found that in both men and women a thin placenta at birth was associated with sudden cardiac death. A thin placenta may result in a reduced flow of nutrients from ...
Cardiology Sep 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Environmental endocrine disruptors are man-made chemicals that have been shown to have adverse effects on animal and human health and fertility. Aberdeen scientists told the British Science Festival today their effects on ...
Health Sep 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
South Korea's top court Thursday struck down a challenge calling for an end to tough legal punishments for midwives and others administering illegal abortions.
Other Aug 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The no-frills maternity ward in Nawanshahr district public hospital offers a rare sight in India; parents cooing over newborn girls -- lots of them.
Health Jul 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Groups supporting people with Down's syndrome on Thursday called on the European Court of Human Rights not to recognise the right to tests that would detect the condition before birth.
Other Jun 28, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A fetus (pronounced /ˈfiːtəs/; also spelled foetus, fœtus, faetus, or fætus, see below) is a developing mammal or other viviparous vertebrate after the embryonic stage and before birth.
In humans, the fetal stage of prenatal development starts at the beginning of the 11th week in gestational age, which is the 9th week after fertilization.
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