Feb 17, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Can cancer meds treat a group of genetic disorders?
RASopathies are common genetic disorders identified by distinct facial features, developmental delays, cognitive impairments, heart problems. There are no treatments. Now two studies suggest that personalized therapies might someday help.
Feb 16, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
The amazing uterus
A University of Missouri study reveals how uterine glands produce several key factors critical to pregnancy. Not only assisting implantion of an embryo, but extending development of the placenta throughout pregnancy.
Feb 15, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
'Goldilocks' rules may govern genes in our evolution
Our evolutionary history points out how a short list of neuro-developmental disorders may be due to the quantity of gene 'copy number variants' (CNVs) we carry. Particularly brain conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, schizophrenia, intellectual disability, developmental delay, and epilepsy — may reflect an individual's quantity of CNV combinations.
Feb 14, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Everyday chemicals threaten pregnant women
Scientists explain how burning coal produces methyl mercury and raises blood pressure in pregnant women. They also report that parabens, common chemicals in cosmetics, and the antimicrobial agent triclocarban, found in hand and body soaps, both affect newborns.
Feb 13, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Contraceptive for male monkeys. Humans next?
A contraceptive gel has provided long-term and reliable contraception in male rhesus monkeys, according to published research. The product, called Vasalgel™, tried on rabbits in 2016, has the potential to be a reversible alternative to vasectomy.