Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality that can lead to poor life-long health and adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. The physiologic mechanisms that precede preterm labor remain elusive, and … Continue Reading Epigenetics and environmental factors identified in preterm birth.
Pre-term birth is a birth which takes place before 37 weeks of pregnancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, preterm birth affected one out of … Continue Reading Large-scale study successfully validates test for preterm birth risk.
More than 40,000 babies in the United States, or about 1 in 100 births, are born annually with a congenital heart defect. Congenital heart defect, is a problem in the … Continue Reading Researchers identify natural triggers to ‘override’ congenital heart defect in newborns.
In the late diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a risk factor that has been repeatedly identified is a low birth weight or low gestational age at the time of … Continue Reading Neuroimaging identifies markers in premature babies who later develop autism.
Premature birth is the birth of a baby at less than 37 weeks gestational age. Risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, being pregnant with more than one baby, being … Continue Reading Researchers identify a molecule which prevents preterm birth/labour.
Premature births can mean low birth-weights and other medical problems for newborns, however, there are steps that doctors can take to reduce the chances of premature birth if early warning … Continue Reading New ultrasound technique shows potential for detecting preterm labour risk.
Pre-eclampsia is a combination of raised blood pressure (hypertension) and protein in the urine (proteinuria). It is quite common, usually occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy, affecting between 2 and … Continue Reading Researchers identify serum biomarkers for predicting women at risk of pre-eclampsia.
Each year about one in every nine infants in the United States is born preterm (before 37 weeks), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Premature birth can … Continue Reading Researchers identify molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs responsible for initiating labour.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a ‘placenta-on-a-chip’ to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy. The device was … Continue Reading Researchers successfully develop placenta-on-a-chip which mirrors what occurs in the human body.
A young woman has become the first in the world to give birth to a healthy child after doctors restored her fertility by transplanting ovarian tissue that had been removed … Continue Reading World’s first live birth after transplantation of ovarian tissue frozen during childhood.
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified hyaluronon (HA) as a critical substance made by the body that protects against premature births caused by infection. Pre-term birth from infection … Continue Reading Researchers identify key substance that protects against pre-term birth.