Pediatrics

Gut health benefits begin in utero

The gut's microbiome—a complex, dense mixture of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes—plays an integral role in human health. A new Yale study reveals just how early the microbiome is formed and begins delivering this ...

Genetics

Prevention of heart disease can start before birth

Babies that experience low oxygen levels in the womb due to pregnancy complications often go on to develop heart disease in adulthood. A study using sheep has discovered that a specialised antioxidant called MitoQ can prevent ...

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Fetus

A fetus (also spelled foetus or fœtus) is a developing mammal or other viviparous vertebrate, after the embryonic stage and before birth. The plural is fetuses. In humans, the fetal stage of prenatal development starts at the beginning of the 11th week in gestational age (the 9th week after fertilization).

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