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Reduced ovarian reserve associated with increased risk of trisomic pregnancy

...cies occur when the embryo has three copies of a chromosome rather than the normal two. The most common trisomy is Down's syndrome or trisomy 21. Most foetuses with other trisomies miscarry, but if they are born alive then they have multiple abnormalities and usually die in childhood. Dr Maaike Haadsma, a ...

Human stem cells promote healing of diabetic ulcers

...e and reparative angiogenesis. This discovery provides a new perspective in the use of foetal stem cells. It is known that wounds heal so well in foetuses that no scar can be visible at birth. It is therefore possible that, when foetal stem cells are transplanted onto diabetic ulcers, they reactivate a ...

Pollution shrinks fetus size: Brisbane study finds

... "The study found that mothers with a higher exposure to air pollution had foetuses that were, on average, smaller in terms of abdominal circumference, head ci...T's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, said the study looked at foetuses between 13 and 26 weeks duration. "To our knowledge this is the first s...

Scientists highlight benefits of genetic research in sport, but warn of ethical concerns

...d a sport gene test, said Dr Williams. Secondly, genetic performance tests can be performed even before birth and this may lead to the selection of foetuses or to abortions based on athletic potential. The report recommends genetic counselling and that the testing should be confined to mature individua...

Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...unintended consequence of increasing the number of foetuses killed after fertility treatment. The Ger...tors consider it necessary to reduce the number of foetuses she is carrying in order to increase the chances o...g. It is also performed when doctors discover that foetuses are abnormal. Professor Ricardo Felberbaum...

Stem Cell Treatment may Prolong Lives of Children With Brittle Bone Disease

... period may help prolong the lives of children with brittle bone disease , osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). The genetic defect, detected in human foetuses by DNA testing or ultrasound, disrupts collagen production, leading to weak bones and stunted growth. Those with the condition suffer fractures while ...

Common Environmental Chemicals Hamper Ovary Development in Foetus

... humans, researchers compared the ovaries from the foetuses of sheep in control group with treatment group. ...y. Researchers found that ovaries from the foetuses in the treatment group had fewer eggs and many pro...alities. "We examined the ovaries from the foetuses at day 110 of gestation, the equivalent of week 27...

Mild Stress During Pregnancy may Worsen Offspring's Risk of Cerebral Palsy

...gnant mice were accustomed to for half of the mice, subjecting them to a mild level of stress. They then exposed the brains of the developing foetuses to injury. When the brains of the young mice were examined on birth, led by Pierre Gressens, MD, PhD and his team found that the offspring born from s...

New Book Gives Gruesome Account of India Girl Killings

... book tells of Tripala Kumari, 18, whose husband killed her because she refused to have sex with his brothers. Instances came to light of male foetuses dumped in dustbins by doctors who aborted them to make money after lying to parents that the child was a girl. "Female infanticide is akin to ...

Twin Brother may Reduce Sister's Fertility by 25 Percent

... the female hormone oestrogen can cross the womb, due to which the twin brother and sister are exposed to each other's hormones. Since male and female foetuses have similar oestrogen levels, the female child is more likely to be affected, she says. With a view to determine the effects of testosterone ...
Foetuses in Biological News

Do chemicals in the environment affect fertility?

...will receive a total of 2.4m in funding from the EU. Dr Lea and Dr Sinclair will study the impact of low levels of environmental chemicals on sheep foetuses in the womb. The specific chemicals to be studied are found in human sewage sludge which is frequently spread on fields where sheep graze prior to ent...

Extreme nausea and vomiting varies among pregnant women from different countries

...gh the mothers unique personal identification number. Socio-demographic factors such as marital status, country of birth, education, age and number of foetuses in each pregnancy were also studied. This is one of the largest studies carried out on hyperemesis gravidarum. In contrast to earlier studies we t...

Researchers find evidence linking stress caused by the Sept. 11 disaster with low birth weights

...Overall, moderately pre-term births (32-36 weeks) were reduced in both areas for the first month post-9/11. We think that probably the most vulnerable foetuses were miscarried or born prematurely in that first week after 9/11, leaving behind those who were the strongest, said Prof Eskenazi. Another possibilit...

Toxoplasmosis infection trick revealed by scientists

...ats. It is transmitted to humans by eating undercooked meat or through contact with cat faeces. It is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, whose foetuses can be infected via the placenta, and those with a weakened immune system, such as people infected with HIV. In severe cases, toxoplasmosis can cause ...

The penalty of having a sister -- why sibling sex matters for male saiga antelopes

...esting more in their offspring during pregnancy. The study's results call into question current understanding of the development of male and female foetuses of this species, and give scientists a new insight into the importance of sibling sex and what implications this may have for the animals as they matu...
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