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2013-11-12 09:10:29

A promising technology may enable doctors to diagnose and possibly treat in utero a common cause of stillbirth and sudden death in infants.

2012-06-26 11:50:07

Genetic researchers have made an important step towards resolving the mystery of the causes of intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), or stillbirth, where a baby dies in the womb after the 14th week of gestation.

2012-02-29 10:31:13

Reconstructing family trees dating back to 1811, Dutch researchers have estimated the death risk for people with inherited heart rhythm disorders.

2009-10-12 16:53:19

A multi-national research team has discovered that two genetic factors converge to increase the risk of sudden cardiac death.

2009-03-24 09:17:58

A U.S.-German study has linked 10 genes with sudden cardiac death, a condition that accounts for 450,000 U.S.

2004-11-27 15:00:09

Inherited heart defects may be killing up to 80 young New Zealanders a year but many deaths go undiagnosed -- putting relatives who carry the faulty gene at risk.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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