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Ovarian transplantation: First baby is born after a new technique

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: A new technique for transplanting the ovaries of women who have lost their fertility as a result of cancer treatment was outlined to the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Monday 29 June). Dr. Pascal Piver, manag...

Researcher: Lasers used to detect melamine in baby formula

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - With equipment readily available to health officials and businesses, a Purdue University researcher has found a way to detect trace amounts of melamine in infant formula. Using infrared lasers and light spectroscopy methods, Lisa Mauer, an associate professor of food scie...

Immigrant women may be at higher risk of having a baby with a birth defect

TORONTO, Ont., April 16 2009 Immigrant women are less likely to use folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida, particularly those who recently immigrated to the country, according to a new study led by a St. Michael's Hospital physician in collaboration with Statistics Canad...

Gutsy germs succumb to baby broccoli

A small, pilot study in 50 people in Japan suggests that eating two and a half ounces of broccoli sprouts daily for two months may confer some protection against a rampant stomach bug that causes gastritis, ulcers and even stomach cancer. Citing their new "demonstration of principle" study, a ...

Link possible between pet food contamination and baby formula contamination

Reston, VA (October 28, 2008) -- A study(1) published in the November issue of a scientific journal, Toxicological Sciences, which is published by Oxford Journals on behalf of the Society of Toxicology, describes the kidney toxicity of melamine and cyanuric acid based on research that was done t...

Natural childbirth linked to stronger baby bonding than C-sections

The bonds that tie a mother to her newborn may be stronger in women who deliver naturally than in those who deliver by cesarean section, according to a study published by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the October issue of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry . The researchers, ...

A new analysis method allows to find out the sex of the baby from the second month of pregnancy

The spin off of the University of Granada Lorgen, in collaboration with the Foetal Medicine Unit of the Maternity Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of Granada, has managed to develop a genetic trial that identifies the sex of the foetus from the eighth week of pregnancy separating the DNA found in th...

Possible link between baby swimming and breathing problems in children

Children with mothers who have allergies or asthma have an increased risk of wheezing in the chest if they take part in baby swimming before 6 months of age. This is shown in a new study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Study (MoBa) at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)...

Baby boys are more likely to die than baby girls

Male infants in developed nations are more likely to die than female infants, a fact that is partially responsible for mens shorter lifespans, reveals a new study by researchers from University of Pennsylvania and University of Southern California. The paper, which will be published online in t...

How baby fish find a home

One of the most significant questions facing marine ecologists today, is just how much of an impact global variations in the environment are having on the dispersal of larval and juvenile marine species from open oceans to coral reefs. Previously, tracking how fish larvae migrate was done through ...

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy nearly doubles risk of having a heavy baby

(PORTLAND, Ore.) October 31, 2008 A study by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research of more than 40,000 women and their babies found that women who gained more than 40 pounds during their pregnancies were nearly twice as likely to have a heavy baby. Published in the November issue of O...

Obese men have less semen, more sperm abnormalities, and should lose weight before trying for a baby

This release is available in Spanish . Obese men should consider losing weight if they want to have children, a scientist told the 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Wednesday 9 July). Dr. A Ghiyath Shayeb, from the University of Aberd...

Planning ahead: Having the healthiest baby possible

Women who improve their own health before pregnancy have a better chance of delivering a robust, healthy baby. Three important measures include: Managing conditions such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, inherited disorders, obesity, sexually transmitted diseases, and oral health; Protecting on...

The first baby boom

In an important new study assessing the demographic impact of the shift from foraging to farming, anthropologists use evidence from 60 prehistoric American cemeteries to prove that the invention of agriculture led to a significant worldwide increase in birth rate. Discussing the shifts in the de...

US woman gives birth to baby from world's first frozen donor egg bank

(Lexington, Kentucky, USA, 1/2/06) Wendy and Jared Kennedy are thrilled with their New Year baby girl, Avery Lee, born December 31, 2005, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. They are the first couple to deliver a baby from the first commercial donor egg ba...

New neurons take baby steps in the adult brain

In experiments with mice, scientists from Johns Hopkins' Institute for Cell Engineering have discovered the steps required to integrate new neurons into the brain's existing operations. For more than a century, scientists thought the adult brain could only lose nerve cells, not gain them, but in ...

First frozen egg baby born in Canada

The McGill University Health Center (MUHC) in Montreal is pleased to announce the first successful birth in Canada resulting from frozen eggs. A team led by Professor Seang Lin Tan, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University and Director of the McGill Reproductive Cen...

Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China

...ligator hatchlings15 in numberare the offspring of a group of alligators that includes animals from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The baby alligators represent a milestone for the 10-year effort to reintroduce the Chinese alligator on Chongming Island, located at the mouth of China's Yang...

Plastics chemical retards growth, function of adult reproductive cells

...so required for healthy bones, a healthy heart and a healthy mood." BPA is widely used in plastics and is a common component of food containers and baby bottles. The chemical structure of BPA is similar to that of estradiol, a key steroid hormone, and it can bind to estrogen receptors on the surface o...

Battle of the sexes benefits offspring, says research

...eating future offspring. "This creates a conflict of interest between parents, since each parent would benefit by leaving their partner holding the baby whilst they go off and start a new brood elsewhere. "This is exactly what happens in most animal species, so we wanted to understand how and why an...

Complications early in pregnancy or in previous pregnancies adversely affect existing or subsequent pregnancies

... a history of one or more miscarriages nearly doubled the risk in an ongoing pregnancy of preterm premature rupture of the membrane that surrounds the baby in the womb, and increased the risk of premature or very premature delivery (earlier than 37 or 34 weeks respectively). Recurrent miscarriages (three ...

3 to 6 months to lose weight gained in pregnancy is normal

... to support the extra circulation the placenta and baby need. Some of this added weight will usually be lost as soon as the baby is born. "Often, the extra effort women have to make to look after a new baby and breastfeed after giving birth means the kilos ...

Discovery of a water snake that startles fish in a way that makes them flee into its jaws

...flexively." Catania's next step will be to determine whether this predictive capability is hard-wired or learned. To do so, he hopes to obtain some baby snakes that have just hatched and videotape their first efforts to catch prey. ...

UC Davis begins $2.8 million in studies of agricultural nitrogen's impacts

... asthma and viral infections such as the common cold; High concentrations of nitrates in groundwater, which can cause methemoglobinemia, or "blue baby disease," and possibly bladder and ovarian cancers; and Nitrogen runoff in bays and coastal areas, where it makes algae numbers spike then crash,...

Bisphenol A exposure in pregnant mice permanently changes DNA of offspring

...und BPA to be safe as currently used but later said more research on its safety is needed. BPA is used to make hard polycarbonate plastic, such as for baby bottles, refillable water bottles and food containers, as well as to make the linings of metal food cans. BPA has estrogen-like properties and in ...

Brain-computer interface, developed at Brown, begins new clinical trial

...ruiting participants. The trial extends prior safety and feasibility research of the BrainGate Neural Interface System, which consists of an implanted baby aspirin-size brain sensor that reads brain signals and computer technology that interprets these signals. The BrainGate Neural System may allow people...

Wildlife Conservation Society supports world's first study of egg-laying mammal

... puggle develops spines, the mother digs a nursery den that becomes the puggle's new home; the mother returns every five days to nurse the puggle. The baby is weaned in seven months. ...

Simple drug treatment may prevent nicotine-induced SIDS: Study

...re published today in the Journal of Neuroscience . "During birth the baby rapidly changes its physiology and anatomy so that it can breathe on its ow...els will stimulate the release of catecholamines, which in turn signals the baby to take a deep breath, when an infant rolls on its face or has an irregular...

In the turf war against seaweed, coral reefs more resilient than expected

...ken over and are dominating some reefs, but far fewer than assumed." The problem with too much seaweed, researchers say, is that it can smother the baby corals, reducing the ability of reefs to recover from other disturbances such as hurricanes and disease outbreaks. Over recent decades, there have bee...

New guidelines to fight obesity in pregnancy issued

... WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. MAY 28, 2009 -- Starting pregnancy at a healthy weight and gaining the right amount during pregnancy is critical to giving a baby a healthy start in life, the March of Dimes said today in response to new guidelines from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The Institute of Medici...

Babies born to native high-altitude mothers have decreased risk of low birth weight

...this stage. This suggests that the uterine artery is playing a causal role in the lower birth weight, as opposed to being a result of having a smaller baby and needing less oxygen or fewer nutrients, Dr. Julian said. Among the high-altitude group, oxygen delivery to the fetus was nearly 2-fold greater i...

Exhibition showcases the 'art of science'

...t a gallery opening on the Princeton University campus on May 8. First prize went to Celeste Nelson, assistant professor chemical engineering, for baby squid, an image of squid embryos taken using bright field microscopy. Second prize went to Pat Watson, Mike Gaevski, Joe Palmer, and Conrad Sylvestre ...

Late motherhood boosts family lifespan

...onger. Compared with women who had their last baby before age 41, Utah pioneer women who had their last baby at age 41 to 44 were 6 percent less likely to die .... In other words, imagine woman A had her last baby at age 35, woman B had her last...

New evidence explains poor infant immune response to certain vaccines, says MU researcher

...rth. "Perhaps we should test vaccines at a very early age in animals to establish a regimen with the most effectiveness," Zaghouani said. When a baby first gets an infection, the immature immune system responds with both types of T cells. Unfortunately, Th-1 cells have an unusual receptor that binds...

Men are the weaker sex

...urses in the maternity ward often say that a difficult labor is a sign of a baby boy. Now, a Tel Aviv University study provides scientific proof that a male baby comes with a bigger package of associated risks than his female counterpart...

You don't call, you don't write: Connectivity in marine fish populations

... Children of baby boomers aren't the only ones who have taken to setting up home far from where their parents live. A new study published this week in the Proceedings ...

Scientists discover why teeth form in a single row

...ped will reveal how nature makes a tooth from scratch, which will guide tooth regeneration research." Why Extra Teeth Formed When we lose our baby teeth, the permanent teeth grow in to replace them, but permanent teeth when lost are lost for good. U.S. adults aged 20 years and older are missing a...

Autism Speaks funds $5 million to studies on genetic and environmental risk factors for autism

... in these two projects are also members of the Autism Speaks- and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)-supported High Risk baby Siblings Research Consortium. This cross-project collaboration represents a major expansion of the scope of the individual projects, and provides evi...

States expand newborn screening for life-threatening disorders

...he last four years, according to a new report issued today by the March of Dimes. All 50 states and the District of Columbia now require that every baby be screened for 21 or more of the 29 serious genetic or functional disorders on the uniform panel recommended by the American College of Medical Genet...

March of Dimes provides $2.7 million in new funding for preterm birth research

...organization. "That's why we created the PRI grants and continue to award them even in these difficult economic times. Because the goal is for every baby to be born healthy and full-term." Jennifer Condon, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh, is one of the new PRI grant recipients who's seeking clue...
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