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2013-11-27 15:57:21

Researchers identify cells involved in placenta development Dr. Hanna Mikkola and researchers at UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have identified a specific type of cell and a related cell communication pathway that are key to the successful growth of a healthy placenta. The findings could greatly bolster our knowledge about the potential causes of complications during pregnancy. Specifically, the findings could help scientists clarify...

Babies That Hear Music In The Womb, Recognize It Months After Birth
2013-10-31 11:14:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some childhood development experts have suggested that pregnant women play classical music for their unborn child with the idea that the songs stimulate a tiny, developing brain. A new study from the University of Helsinki appears to support this advice with babies in the study recognizing a song they heard in the womb up to four months after birth, according to a paper in the journal PLOS ONE. "Even though our earlier research...

2013-08-07 10:25:51

Research links hormonal imbalance in the placenta to anxiety and possible vulnerability to poor mental health in mice Adults could be at greater risk of becoming anxious and vulnerable to poor mental health if they were deprived of certain hormones while developing in the womb according to new research by scientists at Cardiff and Cambridge universities. New research in mice has revealed the role of the placenta in long-term programming of emotional behaviour and the first time...

2013-06-24 23:25:00

Over 250 children who received prenatal care at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment gathered with their families to celebrate 17 years of hope at special fetal surgery patient reunion Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2013 Over 1,300 people from 16 states came together today at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to celebrate the 17th Annual Family Reunion hosted by the Hospital’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment....

2013-06-06 23:17:14

The world´s most experienced fetal diagnosis and fetal surgery team hits record-breaking milestone Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Eighteen years after opening its internationally prominent Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, The Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrates 1,000 fetal surgeries — highly complex surgical interventions to repair birth defects in the womb. Approximately 4,000 fetal surgeries have been done worldwide, meaning a quarter of...

2013-04-29 23:02:42

Surgery is the 22nd fetal myelomeningocele repair conducted at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 A better chance of walking, along with reduced brain and nerve damage, is what doctors at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute are working toward for babies with the most severe from of spina bifida, myelomeningocele. Myelomeningocele is caused when the back´s bones do not close over to protect the spinal cord. It can cause paralysis and brain damage...

2013-04-19 23:03:30

Families to come together with St. Louis Fetal Care Institute Saturday to build awareness about a birth anomaly that impacts thousands of babies born each year. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 More than 1,600 babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) every year in the U.S. fight to take their first breath. With the contents of their abdomen creeping into their chests through a hole in the diaphragm, their lungs don´t have the chance to develop properly, making it...

2013-04-01 23:00:58

Fetal surgery, or surgery on a baby before it is born, is an emerging medical field, giving babies who may not survive a chance at life. Currently, there are limited fetal surgery options in the Chicago area; doctors from the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute, in St. Louis are hoping to change this. St Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 Fetal surgery, or surgery on a baby before it is born, is an emerging medical field. This highly specialized area can give babies who may not survive a chance at...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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