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Uncomplicated twin pregnancies might be more risky than previously thought

Uncomplicated twin pregnancies might be more risky than previously thought

New way of obtaining embryonic stem cells that avoids contamination by other types of cells

New way of obtaining embryonic stem cells that avoids contamination by other types of cells

Anti-cancer drug may help prevent premature births

Anti-cancer drug may help prevent premature births

Anti-cancer drug could be the first effective treatment for premature births

Anti-cancer drug could be the first effective treatment for premature births

New treatment for retained placenta

New treatment for retained placenta

Vitamin C may help unborn of mothers who smoke

Vitamin C may help unborn of mothers who smoke

Vitamin C may have potential to counteract negative impacts of smoking in unborn babies

Vitamin C may have potential to counteract negative impacts of smoking in unborn babies

Baby hormone reduces risk of breast cancer

Baby hormone reduces risk of breast cancer

Project to treat infant asphyxia in lower income countries

Project to treat infant asphyxia in lower income countries

First evidence that preeclampsia can leave a persistent and potentially fatal imprint in the pulmonary circulation of the fetus

First evidence that preeclampsia can leave a persistent and potentially fatal imprint in the pulmonary circulation of the fetus

Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

Protecting children from industrial chemicals in the environment

Maternal smoking during pregnancy associated with chromosomal abnormalities

Maternal smoking during pregnancy associated with chromosomal abnormalities

Pregnant women who smoke risk their child getting cancer

Pregnant women who smoke risk their child getting cancer

Substances in the urine of pregnant women could serve as a screening/diagnostic tool for preeclampsia

Substances in the urine of pregnant women could serve as a screening/diagnostic tool for preeclampsia

Genzyme begins gene transfer trial for peripheral arterial disease

Genzyme begins gene transfer trial for peripheral arterial disease

Pollution exposure during pregnancy can cause chromosomal abnormalities in fetal tissues

Pollution exposure during pregnancy can cause chromosomal abnormalities in fetal tissues

New technique to identify fetal genetic material from amniotic fluid

New technique to identify fetal genetic material from amniotic fluid

Exposure of expectant mothers to urban air pollution may alter the structure of babies' chromosomes while in the womb

Exposure of expectant mothers to urban air pollution may alter the structure of babies' chromosomes while in the womb

New way to assess the potentially damaging effects of prenatal drug exposure

New way to assess the potentially damaging effects of prenatal drug exposure

Prenatal exposure to industrial and environmental pollutants probably causes most childhood cancers

Prenatal exposure to industrial and environmental pollutants probably causes most childhood cancers