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2011-08-10 09:50:00

While some parents choose to wait to find out their their baby's sex, others are keen to know as soon as possible. Now, a team from the Tufts University School of Medicine have found a simple blood test that can provide early and accurate results, according to various media reports. Testing for small pieces of the male sex chromosome in the mother's blood reveals if a mother is carrying a baby boy as early as seven weeks into the pregnancy. Researchers also said the test may be particularly...

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2011-03-07 07:40:00

Researchers from Cyprus report that a simple blood test can predict whether a baby is likely to have Down Syndrome. DNA differences between the mother and the fetus can be shown to accurately predict which fetuses are at risk of developing the syndrome, Reuters reports. "We believe we can modify this test and make it much easier and simple... (and then) we can have something ready to be introduced into the clinic," Philippos Patsalis, medical director of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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