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March 23, 2012--------News Archive

Reasons Behind High Maternal Mortality in Mali
One woman in 31 loses her life in Mali as she carries or gives birth to her baby. Mali women do not consult a doctor if family or midwife fail to recognize emergencies.

People With Autism Have a Greater Ability to Process Information
People with autism have a greater than normal capacity for processing information even from rapid presentations and are better able to detect information defined as ‘critical.’

Potential Biomarkers Linked to Urinary Tract Infection-Related Pregnancy Complications
Investigators have developed a mouse model identifying proteins in the blood that may indicate whether a urinary tract infection might stunt fetal growth.

March 22, 2012--------News Archive

What Makes a Successful Pregnancy?
Fertility problems, recurrent miscarriages, and pregnancy complications can occur when the mother's immune tolerance of the fetus is impaired.

Mouse Model for Autism Yields Clues to Old Mystery
Early disruptions in serotonin signaling in the brain may contribute to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other "enduring effects on behavior."

Prenatal Exposure to Combustion-Related Pollutants Increases Attention Problems in Young Children
Mothers' exposure during pregnancy to a class of air pollutants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) can lead to behavioral problems in their children.

March 21, 2012--------News Archive

BPA Could Cause Infection of the Uterus
Researchers have found evidence that in addition to affecting the heart, brain and nervous system, bisphenol A (BPA) could affect a mammal’s ability to reproduce by altering the structure of the uterus progressing to a potentially fatal infection.

Pregnant Women Can Eat Salmon 2 Times Per Week
Omega-3 fatty acid concentrations improved in pregnant women who ate two servings of salmon weekly - the same results were obtained for their newborns.

Fly Gene Mitochondrial Proteins Associated with Human Metabolic and Neurological Disorders
Antioxidants' ability to counteract the negative impact of a mutant gene in flies suggests that a related approach might have beneficial effects in human patients.

March 20, 2012--------News Archive

Study: Exercise Can Lead to Female Orgasm
Findings from a first-of-its-kind study, researchers confirm anecdotal evidence that exercise - absent sex or fantasies - can lead to female orgasm.

Deprived of Sex, Jilted Flies Drink More Alcohol
Research identifies neuropeptide F as the molecular trigger that connects sexual rejection to excessive drinking.

Immune System’s Role in Complications of Prematurity
Despite advances in neonatal care, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) – the most common gastrointestinal emergency in premature infants – continues to be deadly.

March 19, 2012--------News Archive

Bone Marrow Transplant Stops Symptoms of Rett Syndrome in Mouse
Bone marrow transplant results emphasize immune component of this autism spectrum disorder

Tobacco Smoke Affects Early Human Embryo Development
Scientists have gained insight into how second-hand tobacco smoke damages the earliest stages of human embryonic development.

Female Fetuses Exposed to Phthalates Have Altered Reproductive Lives
Many environmental and public health officials are concerned about the health effects of phthalates, common chemicals used to make plastics more pliable.

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