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Researchers successfully treat congenital disease in unborn mice via drug delivery to amniotic fluid.

Congenital disease, estimated to cause the death of 276,000 infants within the first month of life each year across the globe, also causes childhood illness and long-term disability. Prenatal screening … Continue Reading Researchers successfully treat congenital disease in unborn mice via drug delivery to amniotic fluid.

New study provides further evidence of the link between sugar-sweetened beverages and cancer.

It has been estimated that there are approximately 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States.  Growing scientific evidence shows that health-related risk behaviours including tobacco use, alcohol use, physical … Continue Reading New study provides further evidence of the link between sugar-sweetened beverages and cancer.

Study shows that MRIs in first trimester of pregnancy not associated with increased risk to fetus.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used to evaluate obstetrical, placental, and fetal abnormalities in pregnant patients for more than 30 years. MRI is recognized as a beneficial diagnostic tool … Continue Reading Study shows that MRIs in first trimester of pregnancy not associated with increased risk to fetus.

New technology lights up location of first cells to be infected in female HIV transmission.

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus which causes HIV infection and over time AIDS. Developing effective prevention measures for HIV is hindered by incomplete knowledge of the phenotype … Continue Reading New technology lights up location of first cells to be infected in female HIV transmission.