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Link between missing DNA, birth defects confirmed

Link between missing DNA, birth defects confirmed

In 2010, scientists in Italy reported that a woman and her daughter showed a puzzling array of disabilities, including epilepsy and cleft palate. Continue reading

Obesity in dads may be associated with offspring’s increased risk of disease

Obesity in dads may be associated with offspring’s increased risk of disease

Feb. 5, 2013 — A father’s obesity is one factor that may influence his children’s health and potentially raise their risk for diseases like cancer, according to new research from Duke Medicine. Continue reading

High-risk pregnancy on the rise: Older moms, larger families and heavier women are driving the need for specialty care

High-risk pregnancy on the rise: Older moms, larger families and heavier women are driving the need for specialty care

Feb. 6, 2013 — At a time when society struggles to find a definition for the “typical” American family, perinatologists at Greenwich Hospital are helping women start and grow families when a pregnancy is considered “high risk” due to age or other factors. Continue reading

New stroke gene discovery could lead to tailored treatments

New stroke gene discovery could lead to tailored treatments

Jan. 31, 2013 — A study led by King’s College London has identified a new genetic variant associated with stroke Continue reading

Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

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Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

Jan. 31, 2013 — A New York-based physician-researcher from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, best known for his research into fertility and twinning, has uncovered a potential connection between autism and a specific growth protein that could eventually be used as a way to predict an infant’s propensity to later develop the disease. Continue reading

Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

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Scientists learn more about how inhibitory brain cells get excited

Scientists learn more about how inhibitory brain cells get excited

Jan. 30, 2013 — Scientists have found an early step in how the brain’s inhibitory cells get excited. A natural balance of excitement and inhibition keeps the brain from firing electrical impulses randomly and excessively, resulting in problems such as schizophrenia and seizures. Continue reading

Scientists learn more about how inhibitory brain cells get excited

Scientists learn more about how inhibitory brain cells get excited

Jan. 30, 2013 — Scientists have found an early step in how the brain’s inhibitory cells get excited. A natural balance of excitement and inhibition keeps the brain from firing electrical impulses randomly and excessively, resulting in problems such as schizophrenia and seizures. Continue reading

Scientists learn more about how inhibitory brain cells get excited

Scientists learn more about how inhibitory brain cells get excited

Jan. 30, 2013 — Scientists have found an early step in how the brain’s inhibitory cells get excited. A natural balance of excitement and inhibition keeps the brain from firing electrical impulses randomly and excessively, resulting in problems such as schizophrenia and seizures. Continue reading