Genetics

MAGED2 mutation causes antenatal Bartter's syndrome

(HealthDay)—A mutation has been identified in MAGED2 that causes transient antenatal Bartter's syndrome, according to a study published online April 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Health

CDC: stillbirths now outnumber infant deaths in U.S.

(HealthDay)—Stillbirths have eclipsed infant deaths for the first time in the United States, according to new research published in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's July 23 National Vital Statistics ...

Medical research

Mouse mutant opens new path for birth defect research

(Medical Xpress)—According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 3 of every 100 babies in the U.S. are born with a birth defect. Among boys, one of the most common defects is the displacement of the urethral opening ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Researchers reveal new mechanism behind more male autism

(Medical Xpress) -- New University of Otago research into two sex hormones released by the testes of male fetuses and boys may help solve the enduring mystery of why autism is much more common in boys than girls.

Oncology & Cancer

Fetal exposure to radiation increases risk of testicular cancer

Male fetuses of mothers that are exposed to radiation during early pregnancy may have an increased chance of developing testicular cancer, according to a study in mice at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. ...

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