Pregnancy / Maternal Health - Dysfunctional placenta can contribute to Cornelia de Lange syndrome
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 Woman's immune system is altered between first and later pregnanciesWoman's immune system is altered between first and later pregnancies
 
Among the holy quests of serious and mysterious medical challenges that doctors and research scientists strive to vanquish is preventing miscarriages, stillbirth and other pregnancy complications including preterm births.
 
   Dysfunctional placenta can contribute to Cornelia de Lange syndromeDysfunctional placenta can contribute to Cornelia de Lange syndrome
 
Researchers have demonstrated that a dysfunctional placenta can play a formerly unknown role during the earliest phases of development in Cornelia de Lange.
 
   Study may help identify women at risk of developing type 2 diabetes after pregnancyStudy may help identify women at risk of developing type 2 diabetes after pregnancy
 
Researchers have discovered that lipid metabolism is disrupted after childbirth in women suffering from gestational diabetes, who subsequently develop type 2 diabetes.
 
 Increased fructose intake during pregnancy can alter offspring's metabolism
 
Increased fructose intake during pregnancy can alter offspring's metabolismAn increased level of fructose intake during pregnancy can cause significant changes in maternal metabolic function and milk composition and alter the metabolism of their offspring, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, have found.
 
 
 Development of mammalian placenta depends upon simple twist of DNA
 
Development of mammalian placenta depends upon simple twist of DNAThe development of the mammalian placenta depends upon an unusual twist that separates DNA's classic double helix into a single-stranded form, Yale researchers report July 15 in the journal Nature.
 
 
 Umbilical cord blood treats children born with non-cancerous genetic disorders
 
Umbilical cord blood treats children born with non-cancerous genetic disordersResearchers at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh found that infusing umbilical cord blood -- a readily available source of stem cells -- safely and effectively treated 44 children born with various non-cancerous genetic disorders, including sickle cell, thalassemia, Hunter syndrome, Krabbe disease, metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) and an array of immune deficiencies.
 
 
 Epidural for Labor Pain
 
Epidural for Labor PainAn epidural is a process for injecting a local anesthetic, which can be used during labor to relieve the pain of childbirth.