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Anencephaly is a condition in which a baby is born without most of a brain and skull. The brain may not be covered by bone or skin. Babies born with this condition do not survive more than a few hours or days. Anencephaly belongs to the group of disorders called neural tube defects.
Study finds link between common household chemicals and birth defects in mice

Study finds link between common household chemicals and birth defects in mice

Researchers pinpoint gene that plays crucial role in formation of neural tube defects

Researchers pinpoint gene that plays crucial role in formation of neural tube defects

New study finds link between neural tube defects in infants and neurodegenerative diseases

New study finds link between neural tube defects in infants and neurodegenerative diseases

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

New study may contribute to ongoing debate on fortification program

New study may contribute to ongoing debate on fortification program

Study shows lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes foaetal abnormalities

Study shows lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes foaetal abnormalities

Joslin researcher identifies molecular pathway that causes neural tube defects in diabetic pregnancies

Joslin researcher identifies molecular pathway that causes neural tube defects in diabetic pregnancies

NKX2-8 mutation in dogs may be a risk factor for human neural tube defects, say researchers

NKX2-8 mutation in dogs may be a risk factor for human neural tube defects, say researchers

Lack of Mthfd1l enzyme causes neural tube defects in developing embryos

Lack of Mthfd1l enzyme causes neural tube defects in developing embryos

March of Dimes book offers scientifically-based advice for pregnant women, tips for new parents

March of Dimes book offers scientifically-based advice for pregnant women, tips for new parents

Physicians comply with patient wishes over severe fetal anomalies

Physicians comply with patient wishes over severe fetal anomalies

Foods fortified with folic acid can prevent neural tube defects

Foods fortified with folic acid can prevent neural tube defects

No significant differences in absorption between tablet and softgel capsule forms of folic acid

No significant differences in absorption between tablet and softgel capsule forms of folic acid

TherapeuticsMD introduces third prescription prenatal vitamin

TherapeuticsMD introduces third prescription prenatal vitamin

Pesticides, pollutants increase risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China

Pesticides, pollutants increase risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China

A healthy diet during pregnancy can reduce the risk of birth defects: Study

A healthy diet during pregnancy can reduce the risk of birth defects: Study

Researchers investigate impact of fungal toxin on birth defects

Researchers investigate impact of fungal toxin on birth defects

Study shows lack of protease-activated receptors may cause neural tube defects

Study shows lack of protease-activated receptors may cause neural tube defects

Exposure to PCE may cause congenital birth defects: Study

Exposure to PCE may cause congenital birth defects: Study

Brain malformations significantly associated with preterm birth

Brain malformations significantly associated with preterm birth