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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

Hawaii STD epidemic driven by social media and dating apps

Hawaii STD epidemic driven by social media and dating apps

Pregnant women with high lead levels are more likely have obese children

Pregnant women with high lead levels are more likely have obese children

Study uncovers molecule linking weight gain to gut bacteria

Study uncovers molecule linking weight gain to gut bacteria

Researchers join new project to eliminate animal testing

Researchers join new project to eliminate animal testing

Breakthrough research may help women extend their fertility windows

Breakthrough research may help women extend their fertility windows

U of M researcher wins $3.9 million NIH grant to study CMV vaccine strategies

U of M researcher wins $3.9 million NIH grant to study CMV vaccine strategies

Lab-grown brain organoids and the brains of preemie babies generate similar electrical impulses

Lab-grown brain organoids and the brains of preemie babies generate similar electrical impulses

A detailed map to understand how viruses infect human cells

A detailed map to understand how viruses infect human cells

Exposure to pesticides in the womb linked to changes in brain activity in adolescents

Exposure to pesticides in the womb linked to changes in brain activity in adolescents