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There is no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy

News 3 months ago

Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. A team of researchers led by Marvin Diaz, assistant professor of psychology at […]

Pre-eclampsia triggered by an overdose of gene activity

News 3 months ago

Pre-eclampsia is the most dangerous form of hypertension during a pregnancy and can be fatal for both mother and child. Though it is known to originate in the placenta, the root causes remain largely a mystery. An international research team […]

Leading cause of miscarriage, birth defects discovered

News 4 months ago

Two recent Northwestern University studies shed new light on the mystery of the leading cause of birth defects and miscarriage. The studies look at what happens during the process that produces oocytes, which later become embryos when they are fertilized. […]

New papers on ovarian cancer tumor growth

News 4 months ago

M. Sharon Stack, the Anne F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of HCRI, along with postdoctoral researchers Jing Yang and Yuliya Klymenko, among others, have been studying why ovarian cancer cells uniquely spread throughout the peritoneal cavity. Within that abdominal […]

Gene involved in kidney-related birth defects identified

News 4 months ago

A team led by University of Iowa researchers has identified a gene linked to rare, often fatal kidney-related birth defects. The newly discovered mutated gene is called GREB1L. It is associated with renal agenesis, a hereditary condition in which children […]

Breastfeeding reduces risk of endometriosis diagnosis

News 5 months ago

A new study by Leslie Farland, ScM, ScD, a research scientist at the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) finds that women who breastfed for longer periods of time had significantly lower risk of […]