Latest Congenital disorders Stories

2014-08-12 16:27:29

CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than ever before, you may notice babies as young as 4 months old sporting decorated helmets. Though you may wonder if the baby has had a serious accident, in fact, the baby is probably in perfect health. The helmet is helping to reshape the baby's flat head and the effects last into adulthood. Cranial Technologies, the leader in the treatment of plagiocephaly (also referred to as flat head syndrome), is opening its third Illinois clinic on Aug. 12...

2014-04-07 08:30:27

Treatment Reshapes Babies' Flat Heads EDISON, N.J., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Parents seeking plagiocephaly treatment for their babies will have a new Cranial Technologies center to visit in Edison beginning April 7. This facility joins the Hackensack location to expand CranialTech's presence in New Jersey and is its 20(th) U.S. clinic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140407/LA98856-a A recent study released in Pediatrics, the official journal of The American Academy of Pediatrics...

hybrid cavefish skull
2014-04-05 06:21:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly-identified genetic association with facial asymmetry in ancient cavefish could shed new light into mysteries surrounding conditions such as cleft palate or hemifacial microsomia in humans, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the peer-reviewed journal Genetics. Joshua Gross, an assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Biological Sciences, and his colleagues compared the...

2014-04-03 08:29:41

Milestone points to effectiveness of "teach a man to fish" training model NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity founded in 1999, is proud to announce it has provided its one millionth free cleft repair surgery in just 15 short years. "Smile Train believes every child born with a cleft deserves the opportunity to live a full and productive life," said Smile Train CEO Susannah Schaefer. "Now, just 15 years after the organization's...

2014-03-12 08:30:18

HOUSTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 30 patients from Texas Children's Hospital will be packing their bags in preparation for an unforgettable weekend getaway. The kids, ranging in ages from 10 to 16 years, will be the first to attend Texas Children's inaugural camp for children affected by cleft lip and palate. The weekend camp, which will be officially named by this year's attendants, will be held March 14 to 16. For more information Texas Children's cleft lip...

2014-01-15 23:29:52

To commemorate 50 years of publication for The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal, the publication will host a series of commentaries on a topic raised in the journal’s first issue in 1964 and compare it to the topic as discussed today. In the January 2014 issue, the commentary will examine past, present, and future directions of research ethics. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal – The year 2014 marks 50 years of publication for The Cleft...

Ovarian Tumor That Had Teeth And A Bone Fragment Inside Was Found In A Roman-age Skeleton
2013-01-25 11:44:35

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona A team of researchers led by the UAB has found the first ancient remains of a calcified ovarian teratoma, in the pelvis of the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era. The find confirms the presence in antiquity of this type of tumor - formed by the remains of tissues or organs, which are difficult to locate during the examination of ancient remains. Inside the small round mass, four teeth and a small piece of bone were found. Teratomas are usually...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.