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Clemson researchers discover a promising therapy for people suffering from toxoplasmosis

Clemson researchers discover a promising therapy for people suffering from toxoplasmosis

Zika virus can mutate to become more infective and dangerous, finds study

Zika virus can mutate to become more infective and dangerous, finds study

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy not associated with any observable birth defects on ultrasound

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy not associated with any observable birth defects on ultrasound

Paternal use of diabetes drug associated with genital birth defects in boys

Paternal use of diabetes drug associated with genital birth defects in boys

UW Medicine responds to social media posts about specimens of fetuses with anomalies

UW Medicine responds to social media posts about specimens of fetuses with anomalies

BGI discovery could pave the way for advances in organ regeneration and synthetic biology

BGI discovery could pave the way for advances in organ regeneration and synthetic biology

Penn State professor receives $2.8 million NIH grant to investigate lower jaw development

Penn State professor receives $2.8 million NIH grant to investigate lower jaw development

High blood pressure genes improve outcomes after congenital heart defect repair surgery

High blood pressure genes improve outcomes after congenital heart defect repair surgery

People with congenital heart defect hospitalized for COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe illness

People with congenital heart defect hospitalized for COVID-19 are at highest risk of severe illness

Eight-week campaign to promote research and increase awareness about heart disease

Eight-week campaign to promote research and increase awareness about heart disease

Why pregnant people were left behind while vaccines moved at ‘warp speed’ to help the masses

Why pregnant people were left behind while vaccines moved at ‘warp speed’ to help the masses

Stigma around birth defects still plagues people in Africa

Stigma around birth defects still plagues people in Africa

Zika virus vaccine candidate found to be safe and effective in preclinical animal studies

Zika virus vaccine candidate found to be safe and effective in preclinical animal studies

Researchers detect Delta variant in the blood and placentas of women who had pregnancy complications

Researchers detect Delta variant in the blood and placentas of women who had pregnancy complications

Moderna announces initiation of Phase 1 study of its mRNA-1189 EBV vaccine candidate

Moderna announces initiation of Phase 1 study of its mRNA-1189 EBV vaccine candidate

Pandemic poses short- and long-term risks to babies, especially boys

Pandemic poses short- and long-term risks to babies, especially boys

Children conceived with assisted reproductive techniques are not at risk of poor psychiatric health

Children conceived with assisted reproductive techniques are not at risk of poor psychiatric health

Researchers discover mechanism for congenital disorders of glycosylation

Researchers discover mechanism for congenital disorders of glycosylation

Data reveals higher autism prevalence in CDC’s ADDM Network

Data reveals higher autism prevalence in CDC’s ADDM Network

Financial incentives effective in helping pregnant smokers stop smoking

Financial incentives effective in helping pregnant smokers stop smoking