News tagged with birth defect

Can cleft palate be healed before birth?

In a study newly published in the journal Development, investigators at the USC School of Dentistry describe how to non-surgically reverse the onset of cleft palate in fetal mice - potentially one step in the journey to a ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in Genetics
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The e-waste dilemma

(PhysOrg.com) -- Electronic devices could create significant environmental and health problems after they are thrown away. UC Irvine researchers are working with engineers, manufacturers and public health officials to find ...

dateNov 24, 2009 in Environment
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Solving the 50-year-old puzzle of thalidomide

Research into the controversial drug thalidomide reveals that the mechanism through which the drug causes limb defects is the same process which causes it to damage internal organs and other tissues. The article, published ...

dateNov 17, 2009 in Cancer
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