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2012-10-31 03:38:26

A group of researchers in Israel, the United States and other nations have made important advances in the rapidly-expanding field of "regenerative medicine," outlining for the first time connections in genetic regulation that normally prevent birth defects in heart and facial muscles. Some of these problems are surprisingly common — about 1 percent of all people have a congenital heart defect. This basic research will provide a road map to ultimately allow scientists to grow the cell...

2012-10-01 23:01:51

More than 152 Zoloft Lawsuits Pending in U.S District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Allege Zoloft Caused Birth Defects when Ingested by Pregnant Women. Melville, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 The Zoloft birth defect lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, a leading national law firm focused on fighting for the rights of serious personal injury victims, report that the federal litigation recently established for Zoloft birth defect lawsuits is moving forward, with the litigation´s next...

2012-09-12 11:43:13

Important differences between countries and heart conditions revealed Results from the world's first registry of pregnancy and heart disease have shown that most women with heart disease can go through pregnancy and delivery safely, so long as they are adequately evaluated, counseled and receive high quality care. However, this is not always the case: women and babies in developing countries are more likely to die than those in developed countries where women are more likely to access...

2012-08-13 21:54:44

About 25,000 Danes currently live with congenital heart defects. Both heredity and environment play a role for these malformations, but exactly how various risk factors influence the development of the heart during pregnancy has been a mystery until now. With the aid of a supercomputer, an international, interdisciplinary research team has analyzed millions of data points. This has allowed the scientists to show that a huge number of different risk factors — for example in the form...

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...

2012-06-27 14:22:59

Scientists now have clues to how a gene mutation discovered in families affected with congenital heart disease leads to underdevelopment of the walls that separate the heart into four chambers. A Nationwide Children's Hospital study appearing in PLoS Genetics suggests that abnormal development of heart cells during embryogenesis may be to blame. When babies are born with a hole in their heart (either between the upper or lower chambers), they have a septal defect, the most common form of...

2012-05-08 20:57:12

Echo study at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia shows improvements in children, young adults with single ventricle Sildenafil, also known as the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, may give a boost to underdeveloped hearts in children and young adults with congenital heart defects. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia report that sildenafil significantly improved echocardiographic measures of heart function in children and young adult survivors of single ventricle...


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