Scientists develop new model for understanding uterine fibroids

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new cellular model of uterine fibroids that stem from common genetic mutations, which will accelerate further research and development of future treatments, according to findings ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How much can women control their own fertility?

Nearly one in five American women experience infertility, meaning they're unable to become pregnant after at least a year of trying to conceive, or six months if they're age 35 or older.


Chromosomal testing expands options for exploring causes of SIDS

A genetic test known as chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) could help identify the cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or its counterpart in older children, known as sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC), ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Five causes explain most fetal deaths from 2018 to 2020

Five selected causes of death accounted for 89.8 percent of fetal deaths in a reporting area of 41 states and the District of Columbia for 2018 to 2020, according to a report published online Oct. 19 in National Vital Statistics ...

Oncology & Cancer

New method predicts childhood hyperdiploid B-ALL relapse risk

An international research team coordinated by Dr. Oscar Molina and Dr. Pablo Menéndez, from the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, identifies chromosomal abnormalities associated with relapse in a frequent subset ...

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Chromosome abnormality

A chromosome anomaly (chromosome abnormality) reflects an atypical number of chromosomes (karyotype) or a structural abnormality in one or more chromosomes. Chromosome anomalies usually occur when there is an error in cell division following meiosis or mitosis. There are many types of chromosome anomalies. They can be organized into two basic groups, numerical and structural anomalies.

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