Latest Fetus Stories

2009-09-21 07:07:45

A common biological molecule is central to placental growth and could hold the key to mitigating growth restriction of babies in the womb.

2009-09-17 14:15:49

Canadian scientists say they've discovered a specific protein plays a critical role in regulating intrauterine growth and lung maturation. University of Montreal researchers, led by Professor Sylvain Meloche, say their findings show the loss of protein kinase Erk3 in mice leads to fetal growth restriction and early neonatal lethality caused by respiratory distress. The scientists said respiratory distress syndrome is a serious complication in premature and intrauterine growth-restricted...

2009-09-16 14:40:41

The protein kinase Erk3 plays a critical role in intrauterine growth and lung maturation.

2009-09-06 10:11:34

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine reveals a key component in the development of preeclampsia in pregnant women, a condition that can result in miscarriage and maternal death.

2009-08-28 10:02:19

A new type of fetal heart monitor could save the lives of unborn infants in complicated pregnancies, according to a study published in the International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation.

2009-08-21 16:21:58

A British doctor warns mothers-to-be not to use personal monitoring devices because they may lead to a false sense of security and delay medical action. Dr.

2009-08-17 06:45:54

Women with epilepsy who have seizures during pregnancy appear more likely to give birth to pre-term, small or low-birth-weight babies than women without epilepsy, according to a new report.

2009-08-04 06:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking alcohol while pregnant increases the chances that a child will have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

2009-08-04 07:48:30

Fetal death, or intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), caused by an under-sized placenta, affects 30,000 women in the U.S. each year.

2009-08-03 09:55:00

To combat the many fetal deaths that occur annually because the placenta is too small, researchers at Yale School of Medicine have developed a method to measure the volume of the placenta, which provides nourishment to the fetus.

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