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2013-01-08 12:21:58

Birth Defect Research for Children Asking Public to Sign Petition for Research Center ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Birth Defect Research for Children (BDRC) has been tracking the increased incidence of birth defects and developmental disabilities among children of U.S. military veterans since 1990, and is asking the public for help in garnering support for a Children's Research Center to study the phenomena. BDRC started a petition to the Veteran's...

2013-01-04 00:20:14

March of Dimes "Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby" Book Offers Scientifically-Based Advice For Pregnant Women and Tips for New Parents WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Taking a daily multivitamin containing the B vitamin folic acid is one of the best ways to prevent birth defects and an important step toward having a healthy baby, yet only about one-third of women know about it. Taking your folic acid beginning before pregnancy is just one piece of advice found in the...

2012-12-13 08:26:31

Texas Children's, Rice team creates biocompatible patch to heal infants with birth defects HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A painstaking effort to create a biocompatible patch to heal infant hearts is paying off at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital. The proof is in a petri dish in Dr. Jeffrey Jacot's lab, director of the Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering Laboratory at the Congenital Heart Surgery Service at Texas Children's Hospital, where a small slab of...

IVF May Be Linked To Birth Defects
2012-10-22 14:39:47

[ Watch the Video: In Vitro Fertilization Linked To Birth Defects ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be a blessing for those couples struggling to conceive a child, there may be added risk of birth defects associated with IVF procedures, according to a study from researchers at the University of California. The researchers said birth defects involving the heart, eyes, reproductive system and urinary system were more likely...

2012-09-20 06:31:26

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Protects Both Mom and Baby, Poses No Extra Risk of Birth Defects, Preterm Birth, Experts Say WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Getting a "flu" vaccine during pregnancy is safe for both the mother and her unborn baby and can protect both of them from the influenza virus infection and its possible consequences. Health complications resulting from influenza infection, such as pneumonia, can be serious and even deadly, according to the March...

Birth-defect Mystery Solved By BYU Biochemistry Professor And Students
2012-09-12 12:20:17

The cellular cause of birth defects like cleft palates, missing teeth and problems with fingers and toes has been a tricky puzzle for scientists. Now Professor Emily Bates and her biochemistry students at Brigham Young University have placed an important piece of the developmental puzzle. They studied an ion channel that regulates the electrical charge of a cell. In a new study published by the journal Development, they show that blocking this channel disrupts the work of a protein that is...

2012-08-24 00:38:02

The discovery of a 'switch' that modifies a gene known to be essential for normal heart development could explain variations in the severity of birth defects in children with DiGeorge syndrome. Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute made the discovery while investigating fetal development in an animal model of DiGeorge syndrome. DiGeorge syndrome affects approximately one in 4000 babies. Dr Anne Voss and Dr Tim Thomas led the study, with colleagues from the institute's...

2012-08-24 00:16:23

A collaborative research effort by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Duke University, and University College of London in the UK, sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects. The project, led by Kathleen K. Sulik, PhD, a professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at UNC, could help enhance how doctors diagnose birth defects caused by alcohol exposure in the womb. The findings also illustrate...

2012-08-05 23:03:00

Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. represents babies born with birth defects allegedly resulting from the use of the antidepressant drug Zoloft. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 04, 2012 Lawsuits have been filed by lawyers around the country on behalf of children suffering from birth defects, allegedly resulting from the use of the antidepressant drug Zoloft by their mothers while pregnant, according to Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer, Michael P. Fleming. Fleming announced...

2012-07-18 12:30:57

Artists, photographers, landscapers, petrol and gas workers among those in the frame Several types of job carried out by future fathers may be linked to an increased risk of birth defects in their babies, suggests research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Previous research has linked certain occupations with a higher risk of birth defects in offspring. But it has tended to lump together very different types of defects and occupations, in order to achieve...