Tag: "fetuses" at medical news
Plastics in Common Household Items May Cause Fertility Defects
...act development and the future fertility of female fetuses
the mother is carrying. The study was conducted on pregnant female mice by administering a range of doses of BPA on days 9-16 of their pregnancies. The aim was to see what interaction BPA would have with the HOXA10 gene, which is necessary for uter...
Cleft Palate in Fetal Mice Prevented by Treating
... ability to predict which women are likely to have fetuses
with birth defects before the defects occur; knowledge of an effective, small-molecule based therapy that can prevent the defect; and an accurate method of tracking fetal development to allow time-appropriate administration of the therapy. "Over ti...
Still Births: Three Times Higher Risk for Older Moms–to–e
...ies. In addition, Bahtiyar recommends that the fetuses
of older women be monitored from 38 weeks onwards, with checks including listening to the baby's heart-beat and testing the amniotic fluid to pick up any signs of distress. It was seen from study results that antenatal checks beginning at this tim...
Nothing Fishy About This
...bilical cord, placenta as well as the blood of the fetuses
were noted to be way ahead of the optimum levels. In the umbilical cord a mercury level of 10 microgram per liter was noted and a measure of 19 micrograms per liter in the placenta. The U.S. National Research Council (USNRC) and U.S. Environmental...
Research 'Extraordinaire' To Restore Vision
...ld involve taking stem cells from second trimester fetuses
in the womb. But, to specialists, that is not the choicest of options. Instead they aim to look at adult retinal cells and to draw on its stem cell-like qualities. It would be fitting to conclude that this extraordinary piece of work might well be th...
New foetal scans are misleading
...ay that hi-tech ultrasound scans that show 12-week fetuses
sucking their thumbs// and walking in the womb are dangerously misleading and will have a bad influence on the public debate over abortion. According to experts on foetal development, the controversial images, taken with the help of a new 4-D imagi...
A young scientist recognized for biomechanics innovations
...y Duma's research group estimated that about 1,500 fetuses
in the second and third trimesters are killed each...an be used to study injuries to pregnant women and fetuses
in cases of domestic violence and falls. Another first is a study of head impact injuries that beg...
Doppler USG-Safer Technique For Detection Of Rh Diseases In Fetus
...hat were complicated by the 'Rh alloimmunization', fetuses
can develop haemolytic anaemia, thereby causing de...compared the results of both the methods among 165 fetuses
at 10 centres across Europe and North America. Explaining that they found the Doppler ultrasound had...
Added Stress To Pregnant Mothers From Pre-Scan Warnings
...4 years, with an average age of 33. 15 of the 39 fetuses
were affected by lethal anomalies and 11 were non lethal. Surgery was possible in a further 12, but five of these carried a significant risk of death. One displayed a number of anomalous markers, but the prognosis was uncertain. "The question about...
Prostate Cancer Risk Linked To Early Estrogen Exposure
...her to fetus has been reported, and levels in male fetuses
have been shown to be higher than those of female fetuses. The researchers were able to demonstrate that early estrogen or BPA exposure permanently changed the methylation, or tagging, of specific stretches of DNA in the neonate's prostate cells, a...
Fetal Neural Grafts Improves Motor and Cognitive Function in Huntington Patients
...l precursor cells obtained from electively aborted fetuses
into the brains of patients with Huntington's disease. Even after a year the transplanted cells did not have any signs of typical Huntington's neuropathology but they do not affect the disease progression in the native cells carrying the mutant hu...
Fish Consumption Results In Higher Mercury Levels
...Womb exposure can result in neurological damage to fetuses
also, according to the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration. High levels of mercury can also be dangerous to children whose organs, including the brain, are in a developmental stage. Where older children are concerned, ...
10 Million Indian Females Aborted In 20 years
Around 10 million female fetuses
may have been aborted in India in the last couple of decades, according to a study published online today by The Lancet. // Fewer girls than boys are born in India. In their study Prabhat Jha (St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada), ...
Mice With Human Thought Processes Could Be Developed In The Future
...nt’s tail. A partial removal of 14-day-old mouse fetuses
(no compromise on the placental blood supply) was ...y demonstrated that brain cells from aborted human fetuses
could be injected into rodent brains. However, the functionality of these cells however remained unc...
Three In One Ultrasound Probe For 3-D Imaging Of Heart And Tissue Destruction Developed
...he kind of soft tissue internal images that enable fetuses
to be seen in the womb. They have also pioneered the use of ultrasound to create 3-D images of the heart and other organs. During the past five years several tiny internal ultrasound-imaging probes have been developed that offer a significant advan...
Autism nothing more than an extreme form of male brain development
...tly affect these brain development patterns. Male fetuses
produce these hormones from their testes, and female fetuses
from their adrenal glands. The possibility of female children being affected with the disease can ...
India’s smallest premature baby brings immense joy to Indian parent
...ome after months at the hospital. "Although such fetuses
are very small yet they can survive if taken proper care of. Of course, a lot of input from medical side and tender nursing care play major roles in intact survival of such foetus," Dr. Mehta said. He has also handled two similar cases where the babi...
Naturally Occurring Hormone Can Lead To Miscarriage
...id resistance. Yet, these affected women may carry fetuses
that have been exposed to high thyroid hormone levels. Researchers studied extended members of a large family in which both parents were unaffected, or either the mother or the father had high levels of the hormone but was thyroid resistant. Results...
Womb may have impact upon Blood Pressure
...believed. According to the study it was found that fetuses
with shorter thigh bones// at 24weeks had higher blood pressure at the age of 5 than those with longer thigh bones. Understanding how life in the womb influences later health has become a hot area of medical research. It has focused mostly on the e...
Twin pregnancy may be risky for the fetus
... monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy, the twin fetuses
share the same placenta but two different amniotic...s may lower the mortality risk associated with the fetuses
before delivery. However researchers feel that more study is essential to find out more about the fa...
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