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Apr 3, 2015------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Smoking increases diabetes in female baby as adult
Women whose parents smoked during their pregnancy had an increased risk for diabetes mellitus independent of risk factors such as their own birth weight or adult weight. This data adds to evidence that prenatal environmental chemical exposures can contribute to adult diabetes mellitus.

Apr 2, 2015------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

About Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is not as well known as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis, but is also a life-threatening birth defect — and just as common.

Apr 1, 2015------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Some birth defects due to shattered chromosomes
When children inherit chromosomes from their parents, some minor genetic changes frequently occur with little consequence. The human genome can be very forgiving. Except with chromosomal shattering — chromothripsis— which can be found in a healthy mom who gives birth to an affected child.

Mar 31, 2015-----News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weeklys

Key to making neurons from stem cells
A research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky (pronounced “Pinky” and inspired by the American cartoon series Pinky and the Brain) can be made to increase production of neurons from neural stem cells.

Mar 30, 2015------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

A link between autism and higher intelligence
Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence. Researchers found new evidence linking genes associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with higher intelligence.

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