Navigation Links
Gene linked to preterm birth among Hispanic women
Date:2/2/2008

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that the gene ENPP1 is linked to preterm birth and low birth weight among Hispanic women.

Errol Norwitz, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale, will present preliminary results from this research at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting on February 2 in Dallas, Texas.

One out of eight babies in the United States is born prematurelydelivery prior to 37 weeks gestation. These babies dont fare as well as their full-term counterparts, especially if they are born prior to 28 weeks gestation. In many cases, it is still unclear why preterm births occur, but Norwitz said that both the genetic make-up of the mother and the genetic make-up of the baby play a role.

Norwitz and his collaborators sought to understand the mechanisms responsible for the onset of labor at term and how these mechanisms are either overwhelmed or short-circuited, leading to preterm birth. Some women, especially African-American women, are genetically pre-disposed to preterm births, even after taking into account socioeconomic status, demographics, underlying medical conditions and multiple pregnancies. Norwitz said that multiple genes or a single particular genetic variantsingle nucleotide polymorphismmay be involved.

In his study, Norwitz and colleagues tried to tease out some of the genetic factors that are important for preterm birth. They isolated DNA in blood samples from a largely Hispanic population of mothers with a history of preterm birth and compared them to the DNA of women who had only had full-term pregnancies. They then screened the DNA for 128 different genetic variations in 77 candidate genes. While these genetic variants have been known to cause clinical disorders, no one had ever investigated them in the context of preterm birth before.

Four polymorphisms were associated with premature birth, butto
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen N. Peart
karen.peart@yale.edu
203-432-1326
Yale University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
2. Diet high in meat, fat and refined grains linked to risk for colon cancer recurrence, death
3. Immune deficiency linked to a type of eye cancer
4. Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms
5. Clinical depression linked to abnormal emotional brain circuits
6. Air pollution linked to cardiovascular risk indices in healthy young adults
7. High pollution linked to poor lung function growth in children in Mexico City
8. Early Weight Loss in Women Linked to Dementia
9. Vitamin Es lack of heart benefit linked to dosage
10. Sugary Sodas High in Diabetes-Linked Compound
11. RA Drugs Linked to Slight Skin Cancer Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Gene linked to preterm birth among Hispanic women
(Date:7/12/2014)... 2014 Tylenol lawsuits ( http://www.tylenollawsuitclaims.com/ ... forward in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in ... Liebhard LLP reports. According to a filing dated ... Stengel has ordered the deposition of a former ... that the witness’s testimony concerning the marketing of ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... make exercise fun, you,ll eat less after your workout, new ... on a 1.4-mile walk and were either told it would ... were given lunch after the walk, and those who were ... chocolate pudding for dessert than those who were told it ... were given mid-afternoon snacks after their walk. Those who were ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 "The second toes cross over ... painful to wear shoes," said an inventor from East Hartford, ... prevents this from happening. , He then created a prototype ... prevent the second and big toes from overlapping. This avoids ... shoes. Ergonomic and easy to use, it's ideal for people ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... “After my mom’s stroke, she loss the use of her right ... of his left side. Eating became a difficult task for them ... them enjoy eating again,” said an inventor, from Fayetteville, N.C. As ... PLATE (P C H PLATE). , The PATRICIA CAROL HALL PLATE ... for individuals who suffer from stroke, experience tremors or loss of ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... York (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 As ... move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes ... metal ion levels to the failure of metal-on-metal hip ... issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, ... unilateral Articular Surface Replacement prostheses at least twelve months ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: U.S. District Judge Overseeing Federal Tylenol Liver Damage Litigation Orders Deposition of Former McNeil President, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: U.S. District Judge Overseeing Federal Tylenol Liver Damage Litigation Orders Deposition of Former McNeil President, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: U.S. District Judge Overseeing Federal Tylenol Liver Damage Litigation Orders Deposition of Former McNeil President, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Make Exercise Fun, Eat Less Afterwards 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Release of New Study Tying Elevated Metal Ions to Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure 4
... (December XX, 2010) Thea Friedman, M.D., associate scientist ... Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center was ... Institute (NIH-NCI) RO1 research grant to improve allogeneic ... The grant provides $2 million in funding over the ...
... release is available in French . , Montreal, ... in reacting to sudden change or are younger people quicker ... when a routine task is interrupted by an unexpected event, ... Journal of Gerontology , the findings have implications for educators ...
... five horses used for leisure are overweight or obese. It,s ... syndrome. The pilot study, carried out by The University ... rates of obesity among horses are likely to be just ... published online on Monday 17 January 2011 in the journal ...
... well studied and documented. Thus, scientists are sure by now ... a family history of breast cancer are associated with an ... nor medicine can influence whether family members develop breast cancer ... factors on which we have no influence. Scientists of the ...
... Biological Psychiatry is proud to announce this week,s ... of psychosis. This special issue showcases the use ... on schizophrenia. The review articles highlight the benefits, achievements, ... research. Postmortem research, which allows scientists to study ...
... Spending hours in front of a TV or computer monitor -- ... the heart needs longer to recover from exercise, an indication of ... 17 in the journal Heart Asia , included more than ... States -- who didn,t have heart disease. The participants performed eight-minute ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Oncology basic research director at John Theurer Cancer Center continues transplantation research 2Health News:Youth adapt faster than seniors to unexpected events 2Health News:Obesity in horses could be as high as in humans 2Health News:Scientists identify avoidable breast cancer risk factors 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia , 11. ... führender Hersteller von Kameras für die ... Brust (MBI/BSGI), hat heute die CE-Zulassung ... Mit dem CE-Zeichen kann Dilon das ... seinen Vertriebsbereich auf den Großteil der ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  Breg, Inc., a premier ... launched the FreeRunner™ knee brace with new innovations ... patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles.  FreeRunner,s patent-pending ... braces, providing support when patients need it most, ... don,t. Patellofemoral issues are the most ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  RESMED INC. (NYSE: RMD ) today ... year ended June 30, 2014 results on Thursday, July 31, ... press release with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 ... webcast to discuss operating results and future outlook. ... US Pacific Time and the live webcast of the call ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 2ResMed To Announce Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year-End 2014 Results 2
All metal for storing 5 cm x 5 cm (2 inches x 2 inches) 35 mm color slides. Each is individually crafted of high grade steel and finished with a durable baked enamel finish....
Individually, self-contained, stackable drawers....
Shandon Wooden Slide File Storage Box...
Modular Specimen Filing System has five cells that can hold either slides or tissue cassettes....
Medicine Products: