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Helping horses come to term

It is not only humans that sometimes experience difficulty having children. Horses too have a low birth rate, with many pregnancies failing within the first few weeks after conception. The reason is currently ...

dateAug 02, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Survival of the females

It is well known that many mammals are able to adjust the ratio of male and female young depending on the surrounding conditions at the time of conception. A recent study in the group of Christine Aurich ...

dateDec 18, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Keeping retinoic acid in check

Neurobiologists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) of the Novartis Research Foundation are the first to describe a mechanism that controls the synthesis of retinoic acid in ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Medical research
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New drug regimens cut HIV spread from mother to infant

Pregnant women who are unaware that they have HIV miss the chance for drug treatment that can benefit not only their own health, but could also prevent them from transmitting the virus to their infants. When HIV is not diagnosed ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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LSTM begins £0.5 million malaria study in Burkina Faso

A new study led by LSTM will investigate whether long-term weekly iron and folic acid supplementation can reduce anaemia without increasing the risk of contracting malaria. The information provided by the study, based in ...

dateFeb 03, 2010 in Health
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