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Breakthrough in cleft lip and palate research
Breakthrough in cleft lip and palate research (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Four genes have been identified which work together to cause cleft lip and palate, in an international research collaboration with researchers from UNSW Sydney and the University of Washington. The genes, associated for the first time with cleft lip and ... Read More »

Historic discovery promises to prevent miscarriages and birth defects globally
Historic discovery promises to prevent miscarriages and birth defects globally (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

UPDATE; Click here to read the latest statement from the Victor Chang Institute.  OVERVIEW One of the greatest discoveries in pregnancy research Vitamin B3 can cure molecular deficiencies which cause miscarriages and birth defects Discovery promises to significantly reduce miscarriages and birth ... Read More »

The “faulty gatekeeper” that causes increased miscarriage and birth defects
The “faulty gatekeeper” that causes increased miscarriage and birth defects (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It is well known that the risk of miscarriage and the risk of having a baby with chromosomal abnormalities increases significantly with maternal age. This age-related decrease in fertility and increase in miscarriage is almost all caused by problems in ... Read More »

Lazy eye disorder treated with video game
Lazy eye disorder treated with video game (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A research team led by Dr. Robert Hess from McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has used the popular puzzle video game Tetris in an innovative approach to treat adult amblyopia, commonly known ... Read More »

Anti-epileptic drug during pregnancy associated with increased risk of autism
Anti-epileptic drug during pregnancy associated with increased risk of autism (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Maternal use of valproate (a drug used for the treatment of epilepsy and other neuropsychological disorders) during pregnancy was associated with a significantly increased risk of autism in offspring. The authors caution that these findings must be balanced against the ... Read More »

Crucial to test for ‘small for gestational age’ risk factors in the first trimester of pregnancy
Crucial to test for ‘small for gestational age’ risk factors in the first trimester of pregnancy (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

All pregnant women should be assessed for small for gestational age (SGA) risk factors in the first trimester of pregnancy but regular measurement of fetal size by ultrasound is only required when major risk factors for impaired fetal growth are ... Read More »

Reviewing the current status of fetal surgery
Reviewing the current status of fetal surgery (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fetal surgery—including surgical interventions to repair birth defects in the womb—is progressing into medical practice in highly specialized centers. Advanced imaging and diagnostic tools, new instruments and medications, and greater depth of experience are driving this rapidly evolving frontier of ... Read More »

Inherited mutations in autism identified
Inherited mutations in autism identified (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

While autism clearly runs in some families, few inherited genetic causes have been found. A major reason is that these causes are so varied that it’s hard to find enough people with a given mutation to establish a clear pattern. ... Read More »

Second trimester markers for Down’s syndrome
Second trimester markers for Down’s syndrome (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new analysis has found that some second trimester markers for Down’s syndrome that are detected by ultrasound are more telling than others. Published online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the study’s results will help adjust pregnant women’s risks ... Read More »

Insights and inspiration for raising a child with disabilities
Insights and inspiration for raising a child with disabilities (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Life will never be the same because there has never been anyone like you…ever in the world. – Nancy Tillman, “On the Night You Were Born”   Welcome to Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley I am often asked to describe ... Read More »

 
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