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Mechanism For Organ Placement Shared By Human Cells, Plants, Worms And Frogs
2012-07-17 10:19:48

New research identifies special protein that determines what goes where As organisms develop, their internal organs arrange in a consistent asymmetrical pattern--heart and stomach to the left, liver and appendix to the right. But how does this happen? Biologists at Tufts University have produced the first evidence that a class of proteins that make up a cell's skeleton -- tubulin proteins -- drives asymmetrical patterning across a broad spectrum of species, including plants, nematode...

2012-06-28 11:22:51

But working up to 36 weeks of pregnancy has no adverse effect Standing for long periods during pregnancy may curb the growth of the developing fetus, suggests research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Previous research has indicated that long working hours may increase the risk of birth defects, premature birth, stillbirth and low birthweight. The researchers assessed the fetal growth rates of 4680 mums to be from early pregnancy onwards between 2002 and...

2012-05-07 09:14:59

A University of Adelaide study has identified the risk of major birth defects associated with different types of assisted reproductive technology. In the most comprehensive study of its kind in the world, researchers from the University's Robinson Institute have compared the risk of major birth defects for each of the reproductive therapies commonly available internationally, such as: IVF (in vitro fertilization), ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) and ovulation induction. They also...

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2012-05-06 07:30:20

Fertility injections used to help overcome male reproductive issues could increase the risks of birth defects in the children they sire, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has discovered. The study, which was led by researchers at the University of Adelaide's Robson Institute, examined a total of 308,000 South Australian births over an 18-year period, and discovered that children born as a result of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) were more likely...

2012-04-23 21:05:26

Move could help prevent birth defects of the brain and spine among hispanic babies Serious birth defects of the brain and spine in America's babies, particularly those of Hispanic origin, could be reduced if the nation's corn masa flour products were fortified with the B vitamin folic acid, according to a new petition filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a coalition of six organizations: Gruma Corporation Spina Bifida Association March of Dimes Foundation...

2012-04-12 06:26:47

-- A unique birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects who need fetal surgery or immediate specialized care after birth PHILADELPHIA, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than four years after opening the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrates 1,000 deliveries. All babies delivered...

2012-04-03 10:23:42

SAN ANTONIO, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every newborn baby should enter this world healthy. The people at Mission Pharmacal Company and March of Dimes are dedicated to doing their best to make sure this happens. That's why Mission Pharmacal is proud to serve as a national corporate sponsor of March of Dimes March for Babies, for the third consecutive year. Mission employees raise awareness of infant health issues and educate doctors and mothers-to-be while raising money to support the...

2012-03-17 23:03:24

Women who use the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy may face an increased risk of giving birth to a child with serious heart defects, according to the law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP. Women who used Zoloft and gave birth to a child with heart defects or other birth defects may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for their injuries. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 Women who use the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy may face an increased risk of giving birth to...

2012-03-14 10:00:00

The Barrera Law Firm, based in Harlingen, TX, is assisting Texas children who were born with birth defects allegedly due to mothers taking an antidepressant such as Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Prozac, Effexor and Celexa during pregnancy. Harlingen, TX (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 The Barrera Law Firm, based in Harlingen, TX, is assisting Texas children who were born with birth defects due to mothers taking an antidepressant such as Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Prozac, Effexor and...

2012-02-24 08:00:00

PaxilLawsuit.com the largest online resource site for families dealing with Paxil birth defects, offers invaluable advice in response to the British Medical Journal´s findings that selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors are linked to pulmonary hypertension. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 24, 2012 In January of this year, the British Medical Journal reaffirmed the FDA's warning and published a study revealing that selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), including Paxil, Zoloft...