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Chromosome breakpoints contribute to genetic variation

... When egg or sperm cells form in animals, maternal and paternal chromosomes first pair up and then ... as the parent cells, but with new combinations of maternal and paternal genes. The "crossing over" of segments of maternal and paternal chromosomes to form hybrid ...

Artemis Health Licenses Prenatal Cell-Free DNA Analysis Technology from Stanford University

... found only in fetal DNA, which circulates in the maternal bloodstream. We believe that working in parallel, ... for the isolation of intact fetal cells from maternal blood for advanced genetic analysis. Under the ... sequencing to analyze cell-free fetal DNA from maternal blood, particularly for the diagnosis of fetal ...

Presentation at the 14th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy Highlights Biocept's I.D.Rh(D) Prenatal Diagnostic

... tests that can be performed with a simple maternal blood sample. The I.D.Rh(D) test diagnoses the ... concludes that isolation of fetal DNA from maternal whole blood for quantitative real-time PCR and ... Rh(D) diagnostic that identifies fetal DNA in maternal blood in all cases in which a diagnosis can ...

Artemis Health Hires Richard Rava, Ph.D., as Senior Vice President of Research and Development

... (abnormal number of chromosomes). Through a single maternal blood draw early in pregnancy, Artemis' diagnostic tests are being ... the analysis of both whole-cell and cell-free fetal DNA isolated from maternal blood. With a single, maternal blood draw early in pregnancy, Artemis' ...

MyHeritage And Family Tree DNA Partner To Help People Trace Family History Using DNA

... can reveal Native American, African or Jewish descent on paternal or maternal lines, as well as uncover ancestral information for those who were ... and historical origins, including a migration map on both paternal and maternal lines. MyHeritage's 27 million users will have access to the following ...

Vaxfectin(R)-formulated Measles DNA Vaccine Could Address Unmet Need for Infants

... Griffin. "The immaturity of the immune system, coupled with circulating maternal antibodies that interfere with the live attenuated vaccine, severely ... responses. Another factor is that young infants typically have circulating maternal antibodies against measles which can interfere with the live attenuated ...

Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Diabetes Doubling Before Motherhood

... and is associated with larger babies, childhood obesity, and increased maternal risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Women with pre-existing diabetes are ... David Sacks, MD, a Kaiser Permanente perinatologist who specializes in maternal fetal medicine and treats up to 50 diabetic moms-to-be a year. "We've ...

Rosetta Genomics Establishes Medical Advisory Board

... the medical community," noted Prof. Moshe Hod, Director of the Division of maternal Fetal Medicine in the Helen Schneider Hospital for Women at Rabin Medical ... Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Division of maternal Fetal Medicine in the Helen Schneider Hospital for Women at the Rabin ...

Martek Announces Fourth Quarter and FY 2007 Financial Results

... 2007) in the United Kingdom summarized the current knowledge on maternal diet and human milk fatty acids. The author reviewed data demonstrating that maternal intake of DHA during pregnancy and lactation supports neural system ...

The World Economic Forum Announces Technology Pioneers 2008

... embryonic development phases back into the physiologic environment of the maternal uterus instead of in a laboratory incubator. This allows the development of the embryos to take place in close communication and exchange with maternal factors from the very start of life. The preliminary results already ...

SEQUENOM Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Highlights

... of the MassARRAY system with the company's SEQureDx technology, which enables the detection of circulating cell-free fetal nucleic acids in a maternal blood sample. The company is also developing tests for oncology, infectious diseases and other disorders. The company was founded in 1994 and is ...

Nanotech particles affect brain development in mice

... maternal exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) affects the expression of genes related to the central nervous system in developing mice. ...

SEQUENOM Announces Launch of MassARRAY Compact 96 System

... of the MassARRAY system with the company's SEQureDx(TM) technology, which enables the detection of circulating cell-free fetal nucleic acids in a maternal blood sample. The company is also developing tests for oncology, infectious diseases and other disorders. The company was founded in 1994 and is ...

PharmaNet Development Group Clinical Research Experts to Present at Global Professional Meetings in June

... the International Life Sciences Institute and the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute's (ILSI/HESI) symposium on maternal Toxicity and its Impact on Study Design and Data Interpretation. About PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. PharmaNet ...

Masimo Initiates Full Market Release of First-Ever Noninvasive Continuous Hemoglobin Monitor

... us to immediately identify and continuously assess blood loss severity to better manage internal bleeding, prevent overloading of fluid, and decrease maternal death." Adi Abdussalam Adham, MD, Chief Manager at Accidents Hospital Abu Saleem in Tripoli, Libya reinforced Dr. Karunarathna's comments, ...

Valerie DeFillipo, Reproductive Health and Rights Expert, Joins Abt Associates

... Roundtable; a founding board member of the Safe Abortion Action Fund, a global platform funded by multiple European donor governments to reduce maternal mortality in developing countries; and led IPPF's global rebranding effort. Prior to joining IPPF, DeFillipo enjoyed a broad and varied career ...

World's First Low Radiocarbon Food May Reduce Risks of Cancer and Birth Defects, and Possibly Even Slow the Aging Process

... to produce affordable low radiocarbon amino acid and nucleotide nutritional supplements that can be used in infant formula, baby foods, and child and maternal dietary supplements. All ordinary food, whether from plants, livestock, or fish, even if organic, is contaminated with trace levels of ...

Cutting the cord to determine babies' health risk from toxic exposure

... delivery and small size for gestational age. The exact cause of these health effects continues to be the subject of investigation. "Unfortunately, maternal cigarette smoking puts babies at risk of adverse birth outcomes and increases susceptibility to other diseases later in life," said Halden. The ...

FDA Approves Additional Indication for Norditropin(R) for Small for Gestational Age (SGA) in Children

... same gestational age, regardless of whether or not they are born premature. SGA may be caused by fetal abnormalities, placental insufficiency, and maternal factors. The natural growth hormone level of children born SGA varies from normal to deficient. Decreased growth is likely due to insensitivity to ...

Familybuilder Launches the Familybuilder Global Network at DEMOfall 08

... only 209k records, which demonstrates the untapped nature of this market and its huge potential. Familybuilder offers both paternal (YDNA) and maternal (mtDNA) DNA tests. The YDNA test is a 17-marker test (as compared to FamilyTreeDNA's 12 markers) and its mtDNA test will analyze 420 base pairs of ...

BioMarin Announces Roll-Out of National PKU Registry

... strengthen the available data on a variety of PKU patient populations, including some less studied, such as children under four years of age and maternal PKU patients," said Jean-Jacques Bienaime, Chief Executive Officer of BioMarin. "Approximately half of the PKU clinics have already expressed ...

Molecular Biometrics Announces Results of Parkinson's Disease Research and Receipt of Grant From Michael J. Fox Foundation to Advance Diagnostic Technology

... technology is being applied in reproductive health and IVF, neurodegenerative disease (e.g., Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease), maternal fetal medicine, pulmonary metabolism and edema, and lactate metabolism. Molecular Biometrics is privately held and headquartered in Chester, NJ, ...

Eastern European Supplement Leader Walmark Launches Prenatal Product Featuring Martek's life'sDHA(TM)

... certain neurological disorders. DHA is important throughout pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester when significant brain growth occurs. maternal DHA supplementation during pregnancy and nursing significantly enhances the level of DHA available to the fetus and infant. Studies have shown ...

Families Embrace Science/Technology-based Ancestry Tracing Marking Milestone in Black Family Reunion Celebrations Across the Nation

... that employ science-based analyses. The accuracy in lineage matching is dependant upon the size and sampling of the scientific database used to match maternal (mtDNA) and paternal (Y) lineages to particular populations or geographic regions. African Ancestry, for example, owns the largest database of ...

Hepatitis B Foundation and AAPCHO Sponsor Congressional Briefing on 'Zero Tolerance for Hepatitis B'

... executive director, AAPCHO, "This gap in care results in jeopardizing the health of these infected women and continues the devastating cycle of maternal HBV transmission between mother and her newborn." Hepatitis B is the world's most serious common liver infection transmitted through blood, sex, ...

Biocept Launches Noninvasive Prenatal Rh(D) Diagnostic at Annual ACOG Scientific Meeting

... physicians and their patients a noninvasive diagnostic alternative." I.D.Rh(D) is the only fetal Rh(D) diagnostic that identifies fetal DNA in maternal blood in all cases in which a diagnosis can be delivered-whether the fetus is male or female, Rh(D) negative or positive. This eliminates the ...

Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Reports Results for Fiscal 2007

... related to the Company's expenses for its efforts to commercialize its technology for the procurement, isolation, processing and cryopreservation of maternal placental stem cells (MPSCs), and for the commercialization of the Company's new C'elle(SM) menstrual stem cell technology. The Company recognized ...

Kaiser Permanente Study Shows Newer, Stronger Evidence That Caffeine During Pregnancy Increases Miscarriage Risk

... tea, 15 milligrams for caffeinated soda, and 2 milligrams for hot chocolate. Information on other potential risk factors for miscarriage -- including maternal age, race, education, household income, marital status, smoking, alcohol consumption, hot tub use, exposure to magnetic fields during pregnancy, and ...

Ground-Breaking Conference Takes on Abortion

... especially in the poorest countries, unsafe abortion kills women and girls solely because they lack access to safe abortion care. Of all causes of maternal mortality, unsafe abortion is the easiest to prevent. It is time for governments and donors to step up and make resources available." Ipas ...

Rosetta Genomics Will Host and Webcast its R&D Day on Friday, October 26, 2007

... MD, Associate Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center Prof. Moshe Hod, Director, Division of maternal Fetal Medicine, Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center Eva M Hernando-Monge Ph.D., B.S., Assistant Professor, Department ...

Rosetta Genomics to Host and Webcast its R&D Day on Friday, October 26, 2007

... MD, Associate Director of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center Prof. Moshe Hod, Director, Division of maternal Fetal Medicine, Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center Eva M Hernando-Monge Ph.D., B.S., Assistant Professor, Department ...

Stem Cells Illuminate Early Stages of Human Development

... cells to use to understand early development and maternal and fetal health. Writing in the December online ... formation of the placenta, which orchestrates a maternal environment that protects and nurtures a fetus ... pregnancy will ultimately lead to advances in maternal and fetal health. Down the road, such knowledge ...

Heart patients benefit from digital image network

... Improved and Most Wired Hospitals in its 2003 report. Located in Orlando, Arnold Palmer Hospital includes a regional center for neonatal care, maternal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, pediatric cardiology and hematology/oncology ....

GE partner allows real-time access to patient data

... of mothers and fetuses, and obtain other data from its labor and delivery units. The information may include current and historical patient data, maternal contraction patterns, and electronic fetal heart rate monitoring - which is used to assess fetal well-being during labor and to accurately diagnose ...

SNPs Powerful Tools for Association Studies

... analysis Sib-pair analysis involves studying siblings (with at least one of them showing a phenotype) and often their parents (for investigating maternal or paternal inheritance). Single gene defects Defects caused by the action of only one gene. With single gene defects, it is typically ...

Differential Gene Expression Analysis of Pure Cell Populations from Frozen UterineTissue Using Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and cDNA Microarrays

... luminal epithelium, densely packed stroma, and the germinal basalis. For implantation, blastocysts make their first physical uterine contact with the maternal endometrial luminal epithelium. In previous analyses of global gene expression during implantation, authors used whole uterine tissue, thus these ...
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