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Jan 31, 2014------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Cannabis endangers fetal brain development
An increasing number of children suffer from the consequences of maternal drug exposure during pregnancy, and Cannabis is one of the most frequently used substances.

Jan 30, 2014------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Fetal surgery and pregnancy complications in mice
Study provides possible clue to high rate of preterm labor after human fetal surgery.

Jan 29, 2014------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

How our body uses free calcium
Scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have figured out a key step in how “free” calcium — the kind not contained in bones — is managed in the body, a finding that could aid in developing new treatments for a variety of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s.

Jan 28, 2014------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Obese pregnant moms increase babies' adult weight
Obese moms are more likely to have children with metabolic disorders such as diabetes, but the molecular and cellular reasons for this have been unclear. A study reveals that the offspring of mouse mothers on a high-fat diet are predisposed to obesity and diabetes because of abnormal neural circuits in the hypothalamus—a key brain region regulating metabolism.

Jan 27, 2014------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Pregnant smokers increase baby's risk for obesity
Many women try to quit smoking when pregnant using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) such as gum, transdermal patches, nasal spray or lozenges. But new research shows that nicotine from either source causes long-term bad effects on babies, including obesity and later, metabolic syndrome.

 

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