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New research helps to better understand the risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

New research helps to better understand the risks associated with prenatal Zika virus infections

Rutgers scientists develop new approach to effectively shut down viral infections

Rutgers scientists develop new approach to effectively shut down viral infections

Unusual Zika virus-specific antibody exhibits ultrapotent neutralization

Unusual Zika virus-specific antibody exhibits ultrapotent neutralization

Genetic differences can affect the swimming behavior of sperm cells, study shows

Genetic differences can affect the swimming behavior of sperm cells, study shows

25 years on, varicella vaccination reports impressive success in the USA

25 years on, varicella vaccination reports impressive success in the USA

Study shows increased risks of death in offspring born to mothers with hypertensive disorder of pregnancy

Study shows increased risks of death in offspring born to mothers with hypertensive disorder of pregnancy

Blood test uses artificial intelligence and biomarkers to prenatally detect fetal congenital heart defects

Blood test uses artificial intelligence and biomarkers to prenatally detect fetal congenital heart defects

COVID-19 vaccine may protect pregnant women from SARS-CoV-2 placentitis and stillbirth

COVID-19 vaccine may protect pregnant women from SARS-CoV-2 placentitis and stillbirth

Report: Less than half of children with sickle cell anemia received recommended screening and treatment

Report: Less than half of children with sickle cell anemia received recommended screening and treatment

Two waves of Pitx2 expression orchestrate gut rotation during development, study finds

Two waves of Pitx2 expression orchestrate gut rotation during development, study finds

New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

Two novel tools may simplify, quicken and improve ear reconstruction surgery

Two novel tools may simplify, quicken and improve ear reconstruction surgery

Cancer risk higher among children born after frozen-thawed embryo transfer

Cancer risk higher among children born after frozen-thawed embryo transfer

Study: Number of babies born with cytomegalovirus decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Study: Number of babies born with cytomegalovirus decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid has potential to prevent neural tube defects

Mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid has potential to prevent neural tube defects

SARS-CoV-2 infection in mothers does not have a significant teratogenic effect

SARS-CoV-2 infection in mothers does not have a significant teratogenic effect

Researchers find mechanisms behind the development of congenital birth defect

Researchers find mechanisms behind the development of congenital birth defect

UC San Francisco neurologists focus on the hazards of abortion restrictions for women of reproductive age

UC San Francisco neurologists focus on the hazards of abortion restrictions for women of reproductive age

East African newborns nearly five times more likely to have neural tube defects

East African newborns nearly five times more likely to have neural tube defects

NUS researchers discover a new way to interpret unsolved Mendelian diseases

NUS researchers discover a new way to interpret unsolved Mendelian diseases