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Mom may pass bacteria to baby in utero

For decades, it has been accepted that fetal development occurs in a sterile womb. Recent discoveries of bacterial DNA in baby's first bowel movement and in the placenta after sterile C-section, however, have challenged this ...

Jul 06, 2018
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Understanding genetic synergy in cleft palate

Like all of the individual elements of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature. In part of this process, ledges of tissue on the sides of the face grow downwards on each side of the tongue, then upward, fusing ...

Jul 19, 2017
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Stress can worsen effects of toxic chemical exposure

When a pregnant woman suffers from stress, she's more likely to have a low birth weight baby than a non-stressed pregnant woman if both are exposed to the same toxic chemicals, according to the first study examining the combined ...

Jul 12, 2017
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