With premature birth now a persistent health problem, the need for standardised biomarkers is a necessity. Amniotic fluid (AF) both contributes to and reflects the status of the fetus, and … Continue Reading Cell-free RNA in amniotic fluid used to identify stage of human fetal organ maturity.
IVF, or in vitro fertilization, currently has a 32 percent success rate, and couples for whom the procedure fails face the puzzling, disappointing reality that they can’t have a child … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown mechanism of human fertilization.
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.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common inflammatory of the types of arthritis affecting around 1% of the population. RA is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and … Continue Reading Gene regulating severity of tissue damage in rheumatoid arthritis identified.
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.
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.
Nearly nine out of 10 premenopausal and postmenopausal women in the United States experience hot flashes, night sweats or other disturbances in mood and sleep. Unfortunately, there aren’t many safe … Continue Reading Reduction in menopause-related symptoms associated with non-invasive neurotechnology.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, in particular for younger women at the onset of the menopause, suggests a new review from researchers at … Continue Reading Study highlights gaps in HRT advice and prescribing protocol.