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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. "Many past studies have shown that genes are regulated and altered by changes within their own structures. This is the first work suggesting that the evolution of transcription factors "” separate regulatory proteins "” may play an active role...

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. Higgins -- with her 2-year-old son sleeping in the back seat -- called 911 as she arrived at her Fullerton home, but she had already pushed her daughter out when police arrived. "She was just standing in the...

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. TTTS affects 10 to 15 percent of identical-twin pregnancies and is the result of abnormal blood exchange between identical twins through a common placenta. The larger of the twins, or recipient, is surrounded by too much amniotic fluid and in danger of heart failure as its body tries to pump the overwhelming volume of...

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. Omar, have rescued me from a valley of darkness." Cathy Zuker, Mt. Pleasant, MI, patient of multiple sclerosis for years was unable to walk unaided. She dragged her left leg and had to LIFT her legs manually when she got...

2007-06-14 06:07:59

By Al-Saleh, Eyad Al-Harmi, Jehad; Al-Rashdan, Ibrahim; Al-Shammari, Majed; Nandakumaran, Moorkath Abstract Objective. Folate antagonists are widely used in the treatment of diverse cancerous states. A paucity of data on transport characteristics of one such widely used drug, methotrexate, in the human placenta, prompted us to study its permeation characteristics in vitro. Methods. Placentas from normal pregnancies were collected post- partum. Methotrexate, along with antipyrine as...

2007-06-14 06:05:00

By Goldenberg, Robert L Faye-Petersen, Ona; Andrews, William W; Goepfert, Alice R; Et al Abstract Objective. Laminar necrosis, a band-like distribution of coagulative necrosis, has been reported at the choriodecidual interface of the free membranes of placentas of women with various adverse neonatal outcomes. Our goal in this study was to evaluate the frequency of an equivalent feature in the decidua basalis, diffuse decidual leukocytoclastic necrosis (DDLN), a diffuse coagulative necrosis...

2007-03-18 03:00:12

By Raspollini, Maria Rosaria; Oliva, Esther; Roberts, Drucilla J Abstract The purpose of this article is to review the histopathologic findings in the placenta of women with a known thrombophilic mutation. The findings range from normal to severe pathologic features including decidual vasculopathy, placental infarctions, syncytial knotting, maternal floor infarction, fetal thrombotic vasculopathy, vasculitis, and chronic villitis. They are, however, not pathognomonic of thrombophilic...

2006-07-18 02:23:33

By Teruaki Ueno TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Kiko, who is pregnant with a possible heir to the throne, is likely to give birth ahead of her September due date through a Caesarean operation, the Imperial Household Agency said on Tuesday. Kiko, 39, will not immediately be hospitalized but will rest at home, an agency spokesman said, adding that the baby was developing normally. "I think a Caesarean operation will be needed and there is a high possibility that the timing (of the...

2006-07-18 01:58:25

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Kiko, who is pregnant with a possible heir to the throne, needs a Caesarean operation and the baby, due in late September, may be born early, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday, quoting a palace doctor. Kyodo also said Princess Kiko would not immediately be hospitalized but would rest at home. It added that the baby was developing normally. Kyodo said earlier that Princess Kiko -- the wife of Emperor Akihito's younger son -- had symptoms of...

2006-05-25 07:26:39

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Techniques used in fertility treatments may increase the risk of a complication during pregnancy, Norwegian scientists said on Thursday. They found what they believe is the first evidence to show that women who have conceived through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) are more likely to suffer from placenta praevia, a serious condition which can be dangerous for both mother and child. "We found a six-fold higher risk of placenta praevia in women who...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.