Doctors Investigate Several Stillbirths Among Moms with COVID-19
Doctors Investigate Several Stillbirths Among Moms with COVID-19
After a handful of cases in Ireland, clinicians there are warning that the virus might infect the placenta in very rare instances and cause fetal distress, but a rise in stillbirths has not been seen in epidemiological studies.
Doctors Investigate Several Stillbirths Among Moms with COVID-19
Doctors Investigate Several Stillbirths Among Moms with COVID-19

After a handful of cases in Ireland, clinicians there are warning that the virus might infect the placenta in very rare instances and cause fetal distress, but a rise in stillbirths has not been seen in epidemiological studies.

After a handful of cases in Ireland, clinicians there are warning that the virus might infect the placenta in very rare instances and cause fetal distress, but a rise in stillbirths has not been seen in epidemiological studies.

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Infographic: How SARS-CoV-2 Might Travel from Mom to Fetus
Infographic: How SARS-CoV-2 Might Travel from Mom to Fetus
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2021
The virus rarely spreads from mother to child before birth, but it can—and researchers are starting to investigate the path it takes.
Fetal Gene Therapy Helps Mice with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Fetal Gene Therapy Helps Mice with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Alejandra Manjarrez | Dec 11, 2019
The animals lived longer and showed milder symptoms than untreated mice, although they didn’t survive as long as wildtype mice.
Pregnant Moms’ Air Pollution Exposure May Affect Babies’ Health
Pregnant Moms’ Air Pollution Exposure May Affect Babies’ Health
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 23, 2019
A number of epidemiological studies support a link between air quality and poor health outcomes, and researchers are searching for explanations in the lab.
Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Sons
Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Sons
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 20, 2019
The authors of the study that found the association say more research is needed on maternal fluoride and child IQ.
Mice Gene-Edited While Still in the Womb
Mice Gene-Edited While Still in the Womb
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 19, 2019
CRISPR reagents injected into the amniotic fluid inactivated a gene in the fetuses that would normally cause lung disease and kill the mice a few hours after birth.
Infographic: How Exposure to Cannabis in Utero Affects Development
Infographic: How Exposure to Cannabis in Utero Affects Development
Andrew Scheyer | Jan 1, 2019
Rodent and human studies have revealed a multitude of effects starting during gestation and lasting into adulthood.
In Utero Transplant in First Clinical Trial Successful
In Utero Transplant in First Clinical Trial Successful
Jim Daley | May 30, 2018
Doctors treated the fetus, who has alpha thalassemia major, with cells from her mother’s bone marrow.
Doctors Successfully Treat Rare Genetic Disorder in Utero
Doctors Successfully Treat Rare Genetic Disorder in Utero
Jim Daley | Apr 26, 2018
The disorder, called X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, leaves patients unable to produce sweat, which can be life-threatening.
Artificial Womb Supports Premature Fetal Lamb Development
Artificial Womb Supports Premature Fetal Lamb Development
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2017
The lungs of extremely premature lambs supported in a closed, sterile environment that enables fluid-based gas exchange grow and develop normally, researchers report.
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Stem Cell Therapy In Utero
Kerry Grens | Oct 13, 2015
An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.
Autism-Hormone Link Found
Autism-Hormone Link Found
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2014
A study documents boys with autism who were exposed to elevated levels of testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones in utero.