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May 4, 2012--------News Archive

Hormone May Help Predict Tubal Ectopic Pregnancy
New study shows the hormone adrenomedullin plays significant role in tubal ectopic pregnancies

Autism Gene Screen Highlights Protein Network
Over the past decade, scientists have added many gene mutations to the list of potential risk factors for autism spectrum disorders -- but researchers still lack a definitive explanation of autism’s cause

Improved Identification of Mitochondrial Genes as Passed from Mother to Child
Study also highlights shortcomings of current genetic testing methods to prevent certain genetic disorders

May 3, 2012--------News Archive

Flash-Heating Breastmilk Inactivates HIV - Useful In Poor Countries
An international team of researchers has found that mothers could successfully follow a protocol for flash-heating breastmilk to reduce transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Prenatal Choline May 'Program' Healthier Babies
Pregnant women may want to bulk up on broccoli and eggs now that it has been found the nutrient choline could decrease children's chances of developing hypertension and diabetes

15 Million Babies Born Too Soon Every Year
Prematurity now the second-leading cause of death worldwide in children under age 5

May 2, 2012--------News Archive

Geneticist Develops Tool to Identify Genes to Tailor Individual Treatment
Though the human genome has been sequenced, scientists are still trying to figure out how it can be used to treat disease

Anti-HIV Drug Use in Pregnancy Does Not Affect Infant Size or Birth Weight
NIH study indicates drug safe during pregnancy, although infants are smaller at first birthday

Greater Numbers of Highly Educated Women are Having Children
A national study suggests that a significantly greater number of highly educated women in their late 30s and 40s are deciding to have children - a dramatic turnaround from recent history

May 1, 2012--------News Archive

Mom's Stress In Pregnancy Affect Baby's Iron
Study shows maternal stress during first trimester of pregnancy puts newborns at risk for iron deficiency

Breastfeeding Associated With Healthy Infant Gut
Early colonization of the gut by microbes in infants is critical for development of their intestinal tract and in immune development

Researchers Question Pulling Plug on Pacifiers
New data does not support recommendation to restrict soothers in breastfeeding infants

April 30, 2012--------News Archive

Links Between Smoking in Pregnancy and Autism
Women who smoke in pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with high-functioning autism, such as Asperger’s Disorder

Higher Maternal Age Increases Risk of Autism
While much research has identified potential genetic causes of autism, this report suggests non-heritable and environmental factors may also play a role in children's risk

Long-held Gene Theory Doesn't Quite Hold Up
Biologists have discovered new mechanisms that control how proteins are expressed in different regions of embryos

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