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2009-11-10 13:25:37

TAU develops innovative algorithms to combat growth restrictions before birth -- for healthy hearts When a fetus is smaller than expected for the number of weeks of pregnancy, due to associated problems like a poorly developed heart, health concerns as severe as brain damage can result. The condition, known as Intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR), prompts doctors to use ultrasound to track a baby's health and determine the best time for delivery. But these measurements are often...

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 Dr. Sylvain Meloche, Principal Investigator at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the Universit© de Montr©al, and his colleagues have uncovered the critical role played by the protein kinase Erk3 in fetal growth potential and lung maturation. The recent findings, published in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal that...

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. "While approximately 40 percent of the 18 million women with epilepsy in the world are of childbearing age," Yi-Hua Chen, Ph.D., of Tai Pei Medical University, Taiwan, and colleagues were quoted as saying, "managing maternal epilepsy and monitoring the health of the developing fetus remain some of the most...

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2009-07-22 13:35:00

Pregnancy risks involved with smoking mothers can be reduced if women are able to kick the habit early in the pregnancy, researchers reported on Tuesday. Among the complications caused by smoking during pregnancy, the most commonly known are premature birth and low-birth weight children, both of which can be reduced if mothers-to-be can stop smoking early in pregnancy. "Our results show that first-trimester quitters have a risk of delivering a preterm or SGA newborn comparable to those who...

2009-07-21 08:33:19

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), which results in low birth weight and long-term deleterious health effects in cloned swine, is linked to a type of gene - known as an imprinted gene - found only in placental mammals. Imprinted genes play an important role in the normal fetal development of all mammals, and this study could have future implications for the study of IUGR in humans. Of the 20,000-25,000 genes in the human...

2009-06-29 07:33:57

Complications in early pregnancy or in previous pregnancies can predict the likelihood of further problems in current or subsequent pregnancies, according to research carried out by an international group of experts.Their findings will help clinicians to predict more easily which women might need greater care and supervision during pregnancy, as well as enabling new research to improve clinical management of such high risk patients. Improving care for pregnant women and their babies is of...

2008-09-24 03:00:05

Protherics PLC Additional "DEEP" study analyses and new mechanistic data presented at major conference London, UK; Brentwood, TN, US; 24 September 2008 - Protherics PLC ("Protherics" or the "Company") the international biopharmaceutical company focused on critical care and cancer, today reports the findings of further analyses of data from its placebo-controlled phase 2b Digibind(R) (GSK) Efficacy Evaluation in Pre-eclampsia ("DEEP") study. These new analyses, together with results from a...

2004-11-26 03:00:10

Key words: LEPTlN, PRE-ECLAMPSIA, DOPPLER FLOW VELOCIMETRY ABSTRACT Altered Dopplerflow velodmetry of the uterine arteries during the second trimester is correlated with the risk of developing pre- edampsia. Serum levels ofleptin, a protein regulating body weight and secreted by the placenta, are higher in women with severe pre- eclampsia. We investigated whether alterations of uterine arteries' Doppler flow velodmetry during the early second-trimester scan were accompanied by changes in...


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