Latest Placenta Stories

2009-04-14 07:42:11

The new science of epigenetics explains how genes can be modified by the environment, and a prime result of epigenetic inquiry has just been published online

2009-04-01 14:03:46

The relationship between two different types of estrogen and a hormone produced in the placenta may serve as the mechanism for signaling labor.

2009-03-13 09:44:42

C-sections and 'invasive' placenta conditions can result in excessive bleeding and be life threatening for mothers. At a recent Interventional Radiology Conference doctors released the findings of two new studies about procedures that are making childbirth safer.

2009-02-24 21:49:28

More women are suffering severe problems arising from blood loss after delivery of a child, Australian researchers have found.

2009-02-02 13:12:43

Women who have higher levels of a hormone produced by the placenta midway through pregnancy appear more likely to develop postpartum depression, a study authored by a UC Irvine researcher finds.

2008-12-16 14:53:47

University of Rochester Medical Center scientists discovered a gene mutation that impairs the placenta and also is influential in cancer development.

2008-09-20 08:51:29

Yale researchers have shown that the origin and evolution of the placenta and uterus in mammals is associated with evolutionary changes in a single regulatory protein, according to a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

2008-08-15 09:00:09

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Alone and in labor, Jessica Higgins found the first place she could to give birth -- her front lawn. The 36-year-old was driving home from the mall Tuesday when little Mary Claire gave her the shock of a lifetime by deciding to arrive six weeks early.

2008-07-17 12:01:18

Highlights of a fetal laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) will be shown from Tampa General Hospital on the Internet on August 20, 2008 at 4 P.M. EDT.

2007-11-20 09:00:12

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sister Nancy Boushey, Rio Grande City, TX, resigned to a life of pain with Rheumatoid Arthritis is healthy and normal today thanks to Dr Omar Gonzalez. She hails him as a savior" my Good Shepherd, Jesus and His own good shepherd, Dr.

Word of the Day
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.