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Study sheds new light on impact of common plasticizer on human reproductive health

Study sheds new light on impact of common plasticizer on human reproductive health

Scientists create 3D images of unique RNA molecule critical for stem cell programming

Scientists create 3D images of unique RNA molecule critical for stem cell programming

Zika virus can affect infants despite ‘normal’ testing at birth

Zika virus can affect infants despite ‘normal’ testing at birth

Study underscores the importance of long-term follow-up for Zika-exposed infants

Study underscores the importance of long-term follow-up for Zika-exposed infants

Exposure of pregnant women to persistent organic pollutants linked to smaller fetuses

Exposure of pregnant women to persistent organic pollutants linked to smaller fetuses

Scientists unveil how Zika virus replicates

Scientists unveil how Zika virus replicates

Experimental Zika vaccine improves fetal outcomes in rhesus macaque model

Experimental Zika vaccine improves fetal outcomes in rhesus macaque model

Researchers make significant advances in developing novel Zika virus vaccine

Researchers make significant advances in developing novel Zika virus vaccine

Single, higher dose of Zika vaccine to pregnant female mice protects both mom and fetus

Single, higher dose of Zika vaccine to pregnant female mice protects both mom and fetus

Review: Benefits, safety of fortifying wheat or maize flour with folic acid and health outcomes

Review: Benefits, safety of fortifying wheat or maize flour with folic acid and health outcomes

This story contains a warning that might cause alarm — or apathy

This story contains a warning that might cause alarm — or apathy

Six ways physicians can help optimize reproductive health in women with epilepsy

Six ways physicians can help optimize reproductive health in women with epilepsy

Zika virus causes altered immune responses and brain abnormalities in healthy pig offspring

Zika virus causes altered immune responses and brain abnormalities in healthy pig offspring

The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

The first locally transmitted cases of Zika have been confirmed in Europe

Scientists discover cell protein crucial in preventing viral replication

Scientists discover cell protein crucial in preventing viral replication

One-time exposure to cannabinoids during early pregnancy can impair fetal development

One-time exposure to cannabinoids during early pregnancy can impair fetal development

Preterm birth has lasting consequences for children and their family

Preterm birth has lasting consequences for children and their family

Rock icon receives replacement heart valve in New York City hospital

Rock icon receives replacement heart valve in New York City hospital

Study links common chemical to rare birth defect in mice

Study links common chemical to rare birth defect in mice

Researchers uncover earlier origin of the neural crest in chick embryos

Researchers uncover earlier origin of the neural crest in chick embryos