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Neuroscience

Study explores the effects of maternal inflammation on fetal brain development

Past research suggests that infections or inflammation in pregnant women can be linked with the development of neurodevelopmental disorders in their offspring. While this association is well-documented, the molecular and ...

Health

Light pollution linked to preterm birth increase

Scientists conducted the first study to examine the fetal health impact of light pollution based on a direct measure of skyglow, an important aspect of light pollution. Using an empirical regularity discovered in physics, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Important cause of preeclampsia discovered

Despite being the subject of increasing interest for a whole century, how preeclampsia develops has been unclear—until now.

Health

Sunbathing after menopause may be harmful

UV-radiation can affect hormone levels of postmenopausal women negatively and this may contribute to several health issues.The concentration of estrogen in the blood affects a woman's health in many ways. For example, estrogens ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Ovarian cancer surgery outcomes studied

The introduction of optimal surgery in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in order to achieve complete cytoreduction has had the main objective of increasing survival and providing a definitive diagnosis for patients ...

Oncology & Cancer

Novel organoid models illuminate the path to cervical cancers

Organoids are increasingly being used in biomedical research. These are organ-like structures created in the laboratory that are only a few millimeters in size. Organoids can be used to study life processes and the effect ...

Medical research

Nanotechnology prevents premature birth in mouse studies

In a study in mice and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say that they have developed a tiny, yet effective method for preventing premature birth. The vaginally-delivered treatment contains nanosized (billionth ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pregnancy outcomes examined for women with multiple sclerosis

(HealthDay)—Women with pregnancy after versus before a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis have fewer children and at an older age, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.