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Anti-depressants Do Not Increase the Overall Risk of Most Birth Defects

...a small increase in the risk of certain rare birth defects but they are different birth defects. The studies show how important post-market surveillance is in assessing the safety of medications in pregnancy. During pre-approval, drugs are tested on relatively few subjects and only side effects with a lar...

Stem Cells In Belly Fat To Enhance Or Reconstruct Breasts

...urgeons to use the patient's own fat in filling in defects such as around the eyes, in the nasolabial (nose to mouth) folds, and in the body, especially after liposuction that leads to irregular contours." Yet, the main hitch is the fat absorption issue. According to Kinney, if this could be worked out, "I...

Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

... in the United States and Canada with neural tube defects has declined by 20 percent to 50 percent. Concurrent with the institution of fortification, however, the rate at which new cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed in men and women increased, report researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrit...

New Cancer Therapy in Clinical Trial

...clinical trials. However, most cancer cells have defects in their ability to die via a cell death pathway c...herapy is not effective in cells that have certain defects in apoptotic pathways. Dr. Wafik S. El-Deiry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicin...

Food Fortification With Folic Acid Does The Trick

... University in Quebec found that the rate of major defects in newborns like spinal bifida and anencephaly fel...ported: "Marked reductions in rates of neural-tube defects have occurred across Canada after fortification of food with folic acid was implemented. Adding fo...

Adding Folic Acid to Flour Lessens Congenital Malformations

...period, a total of 2,446 children with neural-tube defects were recorded among 1.9 million births. The researchers found that between 1993 and 1997, the incidence was 1.58 per 1,000 births. Between 2000 and 2002, the rate dropped 46 percent to 0.86. The biggest improvement occurred in the parts of Canada ...

Genome Annotation by Mutation

...methods can. That makes it easier to find out what defects or diseases arise due to such mutations, and thus what the DNA does normally. They devised a much more efficient method for mixing and recombining pieces of two chromosomes, making it easier to breed mice with human cancers. Such mice are needed t...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...anada come claims that IVF can increase some birth defects tenfold; while from Denmark a study of young men f...hat ICSI babies have three times the rate of birth defects of naturally conceived infants. This question of second-generation infertility is an area of parti...

Boffins Develop New Technique to Hunt Illness-causing Mutants in Non-gene DNA

...her methods can, makes it easier to determine what defects or diseases arise due to such mutations, and thus what the DNA does normally. They devised a much more efficient method for mixing and recombining pieces of two chromosomes, making it easier to breed mice with human cancers. Such mice are needed to...

Protein Targets for Carcinogenesis

...and immunological disorders but also developmental defects are the consequences. The knowledge about the ubiquitination reaction as well as the effect of ubiquitination on diverse cellular functions has already led to the development of highly promising drugs like Bortezomib and Herceptin. The molecular me...

New Vaccine for CMV Infection

... herpes virus, is the leading viral cause of birth defects and a serious problem in patients with compromised immune systems. The bodys natural immunity doesnt protect against infection by the virus, estimated to be present in 50 to 75 percent of all adults. Until now, scientists havent been able to develo...

Human Vaccine for Herpes Virus on the Anvil

... herpes virus, is the leading viral cause of birth defects and a serious problem in patients with compromised immune systems. The bodys natural immunity doesnt protect against infection by the virus, estimated to be present in 50 to 75 percent of all adults. Until now, scientists havent been able to devel...

Food Council Makes Right Decision With Mandatory Folate Fortification

... supplement use, will prevent 14 to 49 neural tube defects in the 300-350 affected pregnancies recorded in Australia each year....

It is Men, and Not Women, to Be Blamed for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

...found that 80 percent of the cases were because of defects in sperms," Misro, who carried out the study, told IANS. "While 20 cases of the 35 showed a defect in the sperm plasma membrane and enzyme in the top of the sperm (Acrosome), 29 cases reported problems in the nuclear chromatin de-condensation." T...

Experimental Drug Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202) Treats Alzheimer's as Diabetes of the Brain

...ion and brain shrinkage. Because these metabolic defects in the brain often appear 10 to 20 years earlier than other AD symptoms, targeting them may allow for earlier treatment of the disease. Based on this hypothesis, Accera is developing the AD drug, Ketasyn(TM) (AC-1202), which provides glucose-deprived...

US to Detain Seafood Imports from China

...l of up to 450,000 Chinese tires because of safety defects and weeks after thousands of cats and dogs died because of tainted Chinese pet food. Dangerous toys, fake drugs, toxin-coated cosmetics, illicit pesticide-laden mushrooms, errant fireworks, tainted toothpaste and other Chinese products have led to ...

Immune System Protein Could Be the Key Infertility

...an sperm to that found in mice. This suggests that defects in JAM-C could contribute to male infertility in humans. It will be important for scientists working in this area to investigate this further."...

Loss of Antenna Leads to Cancer in Insects

... and develop abnormally. Many cancers arise from defects in cellular signaling systems, and we think we have just identified a really exciting signaling connection, Fox Chase Cancer Center molecular biologist Erica A. Golemis, Ph.D., points out. In the new study, Golemis and her Fox Chase colleagues foun...

New, Less Painful Wound Treatment for Pediatric Patients

...h large and complex wounds, such as abdominal wall defects or disrupted surgical wounds, says Dr. Olutoye. Not only is the therapy very effective, but it eliminates the need for dozens of painful and frightening gauze dressing changes. According to Dr. Olutoye, the therapy offers other benefits. Because t...

One Man's 'Fortified' Bread is Another's Poison

...6 million people to try and prevent about 30 birth defects per year. So it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense, particularly when there's a lot that's unknown about the long-term effects of folic acid.' He said. Today, the subject is being debated by the powers that be at Brisbane....

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