Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC: Five causes account for 90% percent of fetal deaths

(HealthDay)—Five causes of death accounted for 89.5 percent of fetal deaths reported during 2015 to 2017, according to a report published April 15 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Vital Statistics ...

Medical research

Using CRISPR to find muscular dystrophy treatments

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology is best known for its potential role in correcting genetic diseases. But it can also be used as a tool to find genes that act as supporting players, making the disease better or worse. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

True burden of stillbirths in Europe vastly underestimated

The burden of stillbirth has been underestimated by at least a third because of recommendations to report only stillbirths from 28 weeks' gestation in international comparisons, according to an observational study of 2.5 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Like Zika, West Nile virus causes fetal brain damage, death in mice

West Nile and Powassan - can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify potential Zika virus target

New research provides insights into why infection with Zika virus after birth generally causes only mild symptoms, whereas devastating fetal malformations can develop when infection occurs during pregnancy.

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