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December 14, 2020

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Embryonic Development in a Petri Dish

By growing mouse stem cells in a special gel, a research team succeeded to grow structures similar to parts of an embryo. The trunk-like structures develop the precursors for neural, bone, cartilage ...

Human Egg Cells Are Imperfect Surprisingly Often

More than 7% of human oocytes contain at least one exchangeless chromosome pair, demonstrating a remarkably high level of meiotic recombination failure, finds a new study. The findings suggest that ...

Development of New Stem Cell Type May Lead to Advances in Regenerative Medicine

A team has derived a new 'intermediate' embryonic stem cell type from multiple species that can contribute to chimeras and create precursors to sperm ...

Drinking Linked to a Decline in Brain Health from Cradle to Grave

The evidence for the harmful effects of alcohol on brain health is compelling, but now experts have pinpointed three key time periods in life when the effects of alcohol are likely to be at their ...
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COVID-19 May Deepen Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women

In a new study, researchers surveyed pregnant women and those who had recently given birth, finding concerning rates of depression, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ...

Genetic Study Shows That the Risk of Pre-Eclampsia Is Related to Blood Pressure and BMI

An international study has revealed that the genetic risk of pre-eclampsia - a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy - is related to blood pressure and body mass ...

Stress in Pregnancy May Influence Baby Brain Development

Infants' brains may be shaped by levels of stress their mother experiences during pregnancy, a brain scanning study has ...

Mother's Touch Lingers in Her Child's Genes

Mothers leave their mark on their children in many ways - and researchers have discovered a protein called SMCHD1 is involved in this 'imprinting' process. SMCHD1 switches certain genes ...

Predicting Preterm Births

Researchers studied how family history can predict preterm ...

Study Finds Low Risk of Pregnancy Complications from COVID-19

Pregnant women who test positive for COVID-19 and their newborn babies have a low risk of developing severe symptoms, according to a new ...

Single-Cell Technique Could Provide Women's 'Egg Health' Indicators

Using the power of single-cell analysis, researchers have assessed the effects of age on egg cells (oocytes) in mice, particularly looking to identify genomic and epigenetic factors that relate to ...

How Will COVID-19 Affect Our Next Generation?

Exposure to COVID-19 could pose a risk to the health and aging of individuals who aren't even born yet, according to a newly published analysis. By the end of 2020, approximately 300,000 infants ...

In Mice, Cadmium Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Obesity in Female Offspring

In a mouse study aimed at modeling human exposure to the toxic metal cadmium, researchers found that female offspring of mice exposed to cadmium during pregnancy became obese in adulthood, developed ...

Risk of Childhood Asthma by Caesarean Section Is Mediated Through the Early Gut Microbiome

New study highlights long-term perturbations of the early gut microbiome as a possible mechanism for the observed association between caesarean section and increased risk of developing ...

Prenatal Thyroid Hormones Influence 'Biological Age' at Birth

The environment we experience in early-life is known to have major consequences on later-life health and lifespan. A new study using an avian model suggests that increased prenatal exposure to ...

Strenuous Work During Pregnancy Increases Likelihood of Overly High Birth Weight

For the first time, researchers have attributed an understudied adverse fetal outcome to the strenuousness of an expectant mother's ...

'Goldilocks' Neonatal Immune Response May Protect Against Autism

New research shows that the lowest risk for autism spectrum disorder is associated with mid-levels of an immune marker measured at birth -- whereas too much or not enough were linked to increased ...

Common Flame Retardants Cause Mice to Give Birth to Offspring That Become Diabetic, Study Finds

A new study shows flame retardants found in nearly every American home cause mice to give birth to offspring that become ...

Severe COVID-19 Infection Rare in Newborns, Study Finds

Severe COVID-19 infection appears rare in newborn babies, suggests a new study. The study traced all babies, less than 29 days old with COVID-19 across the United Kingdom, who needed to be admitted ...

New Insight Into a Placental Gene Pathway and Its Association With Vitamin D

Vitamin D status during pregnancy has multifaceted effects on maternal health. Researchers found that vitamin D sufficiency lowered the expression of placental genes related to preeclampsia - a ...

High Blood Pressure Complications in US Pregnancies Have Nearly Doubled

Researchers found high blood pressure complicated about 80,000 pregnancies in 2018, nearly twice as many as in 2007. Women living in rural areas continue to be approximately 20% more likely to have ...

Diet and Lifestyle During Pregnancy Linked to Modifications in Infants' DNA

A new study has shown pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical ...

A Key Player Behind Parental Chromosome Matching During Meiosis

Researchers have clarified how homologous chromosome pairing -- a process necessary for sperm and egg formation where paternally- and maternally-derived chromosomes match and exchange genetic ...

Exposure to High Temperatures Linked to Poor Pregnancy Outcomes

Exposure to high temperatures in pregnancy is associated with an increase in adverse pregnancy outcomes, especially preterm birth and stillbirth, and among women in lower socioeconomic ...

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