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February 17, 2012--------News Archive

Express Yourself: How Zygotes Sort Out Imprinted Genes
Research peels away some of the enduring mystery of how fertilized eggs (zygotes) determine which copies of parental genes will be used or ignored.

Secret of Sperm Quality Control Revealed
Yale researchers have discovered how the p53 gene oversees quality control in the production of sperm — and perhaps in many other cells as well.

February 16, 2012--------News Archive

New Hope for Heart Attack Patients Using Stem Cells
Cardiac stem cells give hope to patients who have suffered a heart attack.

How Embryo Aligns "Head to Tail" Now Visable
Scientists can now view critical head formation of mammalian embryo using a gene that "glows."

What Creates Forebrain Errors in Development
One in 250 pregnancies does not come to term because of holoprosencephaly (HPE). One in 16,000 children born with HPE suffer cleft lip, or may die in it's severe form.

February 15, 2012--------News Archive

New Molecule Made to Treat Genetic Diseases
Chemists have created a molecule that's so good at tangling itself inside a DNA double helix sequence, it can stay for up to 16 days, much longer than any before.

Following The Cord Blood Trail
A new "tool" identified 138 different metabolic/disease pathways in cord blood, providing invaluable information warning of disease, toxic exposure and more.

To Avoid Early Labor and Delivery...
A new study reported at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual meeting found no connection between weight gain and the risk of repeat preterm birth.

February 14, 2012--------News Archive

The Link Between Sodium, Calcium and Heartbeat
That flutter in your heart may have more to do with the movement of sodium ions than the glance of a certain someone across a crowded room.

One Childhood Brain Cancer Shows First Personalized Treatment
Researchers create a new mouse model for a particularly malignant form of medulloblastoma, and zero in on a potential therapy.

Oxygen-Deprived Baby Rats Do Worse If Kept Warm
A new study shows that rat pups exposed to low oxygen, but kept warm, have changes in insulin and glucose regulation that lead to hypoglycemia.

February 13, 2012--------News Archive

Study Gives First Evidence of How Malaria Affects Fetus
A study of almost 3,800 pregnancies has provided the most accurate and direct evidence to date that malaria infection reduces early foetal growth.

RNAs Pivotal Roles in Brain Development
Human lincRNAs rescued and restored zebrafish brain development and head size, indicating human lincRNAs act the same in embryo development as in zebrafish.

How Chromosomes Align Perfectly When Dividing
Mitosis is extremely precise when it comes to dividing DNA. Gaining or losing a chromosome in cell division leads to cell death, developmental disorders, or cancer.

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