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Latest Cleft lip and palate Stories

2010-09-17 09:54:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cleft palate affects one of every 1,000 newborns.  That means that 489 children born each day experience this.  A recent study explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), which is the reason for cleft palate and other malformations in the face, brain, and skeleton. A mutation in a gene called ephrin-B1 causes abnormalities in the facial development. Although previous research has already concluded this, scientists were still...

2010-09-15 16:40:00

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found a new mechanism that explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), a disorder that causes cleft palate and other malformations in the face, brain, and skeleton. Cleft palate affects one of every 1,000 newborns. The research is published in the September 15 issue of Genes & Development. Previous research has shown that a mutation in a gene called ephrin-B1 caused abnormalities in facial development,...

2010-09-14 18:08:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company's Oral-B® and television host Brooke Burke took over New York City's Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station to celebrate their commitment to advancing America's oral health. Oral-B, the brand of toothbrush more dentists use themselves worldwide, is offering consumers 50 percent off select Premium Power toothbrushes after mail-in rebate from Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2010 to empower Americans to take charge of...

2010-08-27 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic supermodel, entrepreneur and philanthropist Christie Brinkley, will receive the 2nd Annual HBA "Positively Beautiful" Award from HBA Global Expo for her active support of Smile Train and its mission. Smile Train (www.smiletrain.org) provides free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries and free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals. The Positively Beautiful Award was established by HBA Global to...

2010-08-23 07:00:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Cydcor, the dominant leader of outsourced face-to-face sales, recently held its annual R&R Owners Weekend event at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. R&R Owners Weekend is an appreciation event for key personnel of the independently owned sales offices they support throughout the United States and Canada. While the event had an element of business, the primary focus was rest, relaxation, and networking between peers. "The owners of...

2010-08-17 13:27:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Operation Smile, a worldwide children's medical charity, will honor Harrison Ford, John Stamos and Susan Casden at its 9th Annual Smile Gala on September 24, 2010, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Access Hollywood host Billy Bush will serve as Master of Ceremonies and a special performance will be given by members of the cast of GLEE. The Smile Gala is co-chaired by Dayna and Steven Bochco, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Vicky and Raphael Mense, Kelly and...

2010-08-10 17:07:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastic surgery goes beyond achieving perfection. Surgeons can repair physical defects and injuries due to accidents, genetics and disease and restore patients with physical and emotional satisfaction. "New advancements in reconstructive plastic surgery have given plastic surgeons a chance for greater results," said R. Michael Koch, M.D., of New York Group for Plastic Surgery (NYGPS). Reconstructive surgery can greatly improve, if not completely fix,...

2010-08-05 14:36:33

Johns Hopkins researchers offer simple list of signs for early detection Johns Hopkins researchers have compiled what they believe are reliable lists of tell-tale physical signs to help doctors recognize children with Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndromes. Timely and early diagnosis of both genetic disorders can mean the difference between life and death, but some of the most common physical features are also found in people with neither of the syndromes, which can cause confusion. Published as...

2010-08-04 01:05:41

Malfunction of a protein has been linked to a form of mental retardation that affects up to one out of every 500 males, says Nasser K. Yaghi, a Texas A&M University magna cum laude biology graduate who was selected to participate in a medical research project at Harvard that has been published in the journal Nature. The results of the study suggest that if the condition is detected early in fetal development a treatment could possibly be developed to correct the problem. "X-linked...

2010-07-14 13:36:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity, in partnership with Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, one of the hosts of the hit syndicated series "The Doctors," from Stage 29 Productions and CBS Television Distribution, traveled to India this past March to perform free cleft palate surgeries. Smile Train's mission is to help the millions of children in developing countries who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Footage from Dr....


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