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Genetic Mutation Linked Congenital Heart Defect
2013-07-30 08:39:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children'sHospital has found a mutation in a gene crucial to normal heart development could play a role in some types of congenital heart defects - the most common birth defect in the US. The findings were published in the journal Human Mutation and could help narrow the search for genes that contribute to this genetic defect, which affects as many as 40,000 newborns a year....

2013-05-28 21:25:38

A new gene associated with a form of congenital heart disease in newborn babies -- known as 'a hole in the heart' has been discovered by researchers British Heart Foundation (BHF) Professor Bernard Keavney, from The University of Manchester and Newcastle University, led the research which saw investigators from Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford and Leicester universities in the UK, together with colleagues in Europe, Australia and Canada pool resources. The discovery, published in Nature...

2013-05-13 23:29:47

Using high-throughput sequencing, an international research team including Mount Sinai discovers causes of severe congenital heart disease New York, NY (PRWEB) May 12, 2013 Mutations in eight genes have been linked to severe forms of congenital heart disease (CHD), according to a study involving investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The study used an advanced technique known as high-throughput sequencing that enables scientists to obtain the sequence of all 22,000...

2013-04-30 10:42:24

Statement Highlights: -People born with a heart defect need physical activity. -Some irregular heart beat conditions may require activity restrictions but for most patients physical activity is unlimited. A new scientific statement from the American Heart Associations reminds physicians and people with congenital heart disease that regular physical activity is still important and should be promoted. Congenital heart disease (heart structural problems existing since birth) is...

2013-04-06 23:01:19

The Firm is currently investigating Zoloft lawsuits on behalf of victims of alleged Zoloft birth defects. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 06, 2013 Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that at least 330 Zoloft lawsuits are now pending in the federal multidistrict litigation established in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, for claims involving Zoloft birth defect allegations. On April 1st, the Court published two new Pretrial Orders on the Zoloft litigation´s website, one of...

2013-03-24 23:01:27

The Firm is currently investigating Zoloft lawsuits on behalf of victims of alleged Zoloft birth defects. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 24, 2013 Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the federal judge overseeing Zoloft lawsuits in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania has issued Pretrial Order Number 18, posted on the court's website, which sets the litigation´s next status conference for April 2nd at 10:00 a.m. Court records indicate that at least 250 claims have been...

2013-03-10 23:02:25

The Firm is currently investigating Zoloft lawsuits on behalf of victims of alleged Zoloft birth defects. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 10, 2013 Zoloft lawsuits pending in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, are heading towards discovery, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Pretrial Order dated February 28th, the federal judge overseeing the Zoloft birth defects litigation has appointed a Special Discovery Master to...

2013-03-03 23:01:35

The Firm is currently investigating Zoloft lawsuits on behalf of families whose child was born with a birth defect allegedly associated with their mother´s use of Zoloft during pregnancy. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 Zoloft lawsuits continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. According to a Pretrial Order issued on February 25th, the Zoloft litigation´s first trial is tentatively...


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