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March 2, 2012--------News Archive

Crucial Stem Cell Signaling Pathway in Placental Blood
Stem cell researchers have discovered in the placenta a critical placental niche cell and signaling pathway which prevents blood precursor cells from premature differentiation.

Turning off Small RNA to Break Epigenetic Code
A scientific team has developed a way to turn off small RNAs and found out just how important they are.

How Protein Machine Systems Tweak Gene Expression
Unique enzyme structures offer insights into which genes get turned on or off.

March 1, 2012--------News Archive

Scientists Learn How Insects ‘Remodel’ Their Bodies Between Life Stages
Similar mechanisms may drive changes in puberty.

Sperm Count!
Paternal components in fruit flies and humans may contribute to fertilization and embryonic development.

Scientists Hope New Test Can Better Predict Successful IVF Embryos
Findings support need for fewer embryos transferred back to womb during IVF.

February 29, 2012--------News Archive

Gestational Weight Gain Generally Does Not Influence Child Cognitive Development
A child's cognitive development is not generally impacted by how much weight mother gains during pregnancy, according to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Study Compares Traits of Autism, Schizophrenia
Studying the differences between the social impairments found in autism and schizophrenia helps develop better treatments for people with both disorders.

“Lily of the Valley Phenomenon” in Sperm Research
The “Lily of the Valley phenomenon” was born as a result of a discovery that sperm act as swimming olfactory cells which follow a “scent trail” laid by the egg.

February 28, 2012--------News Archive

Childhood Adversity Causes Changes in Genetics
Childhood adversity may lead to epigenetic changes in the glucocorticoid receptor gene, a regulator of stress that may increase risk for psychiatric disorders.

Immortal Worms Defy Aging
Research from The University of Nottingham has demonstrated how a species of flatworm overcomes the ageing process to be potentially immortal.

Research Isolates Egg-Producing Stem Cells from Adult Human Ovaries
Findings support continued egg-cell production throughout reproductive life.

February 27, 2012--------News Archive

Platelet Count and Limb Development Gene Discovered
New study will enable better antenatal diagnosis for sufferers of rare blood and skeletal disorder.

A Titan Among Genes
Research identifies new gene mutations causing cardiomyopathy.

Defective Cholesterol Receptor Behind Forebrain Errors in Development
In holoprosencephaly (HPE), the forebrain (prosencephalon) is incompletely formed, and a receptor for cholesterol plays a key role.

WHO Child Growth Charts

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