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November 10, 2014
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Drug tests on mothers’ hair links recreational drug use to birth defects

Drug tests on 517 mothers in English inner city hospitals found that nearly 15% had taken recreational drugs during pregnancy and that mothers of babies with birth defects of the brain were significantly more likely to have taken drugs than … Continue reading

February 22, 2014
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MU Research of Zebrafish Neurons May Lead to Better Understanding of Birth Defects like Spina Bifida

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The zebrafish, a tropical freshwater fish similar to a minnow and native to the southeastern Himalayan region, is well established as a key tool for researchers studying human diseases, including brain disorders. Using zebrafish, scientists can determine … Continue reading

January 23, 2013
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Lack of Key Enzyme in the Metabolism of Folic Acid Leads to Birth Defects

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that the lack of a critical enzyme in the folic acid metabolic pathway leads to neural tube birth defects in developing embryos. It has been known for … Continue reading