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Nov 11, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Blood vessels control brain growth
Blood vessels play a vital role in stem cell reproduction, enabling the brain to grow and develop in the womb, reveals new research in mice.

Nov 10, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Antibody protects developing fetus from Zika virus
The most devastating consequence of Zika virus is the development of microcephaly, an abnormally small head, in babies infected in utero. Now, research has identified a human antibody preventing pregnant mice, from infecting the fetus with Zika and damaging the placenta. It also protects adult mice from the Zika disease.

Nov 9, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Better treatments possible for child brain cancer
More than 4,000 children and teens are diagnosed with brain cancer yearly, killing more children than any other cancer. Researchers targeted an aggressive pediatric brain tumor — CNS-PNET — using a zebrafish model. And, in about 80% of cases, eliminated the tumor using existing drugs.

Nov 8, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Autism linked to mutations in mitochondrial DNA
Study of 903 affected children shows inherited, spontaneous mutations increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The children diagnosed with autism had greater numbers of harmful mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than other family members.

Nov 7, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Mother's blood test may predict birth complications
A protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to develop tests to determine the health of their babies and aid decisions on early elective deliveries, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London.

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