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High-Fat Diet in Mice Affects Social Behavior Across Generations
Pups born to mice whose mothers had been fed a high-fat diet showed social deficits, a study shows. 
High-Fat Diet in Mice Affects Social Behavior Across Generations
High-Fat Diet in Mice Affects Social Behavior Across Generations

Pups born to mice whose mothers had been fed a high-fat diet showed social deficits, a study shows. 

Pups born to mice whose mothers had been fed a high-fat diet showed social deficits, a study shows. 

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Doctors Investigate Several Stillbirths Among Moms with COVID-19
Anthony King | Apr 23, 2021 | 7 min read
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.
Infographic: How SARS-CoV-2 Might Travel from Mom to Fetus
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2021 | 1 min read
The virus rarely spreads from mother to child before birth, but it can—and researchers are starting to investigate the path it takes.
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Fetal Gene Therapy Helps Mice with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Dec 11, 2019 | 4 min read
The animals lived longer and showed milder symptoms than untreated mice, although they didn’t survive as long as wildtype mice.
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Pregnant Moms’ Air Pollution Exposure May Affect Babies’ Health
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 23, 2019 | 5 min read
A number of epidemiological studies support a link between air quality and poor health outcomes, and researchers are searching for explanations in the lab.
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Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Sons
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 20, 2019 | 2 min read
The authors of the study that found the association say more research is needed on maternal fluoride and child IQ.
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Mice Gene-Edited While Still in the Womb
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 19, 2019 | 2 min read
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
Andrew Scheyer | Jan 1, 2019 | 2 min read
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
Jim Daley | May 30, 2018 | 2 min read
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
Jim Daley | Apr 26, 2018 | 2 min read
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
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2017 | 2 min read
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
Kerry Grens | Oct 13, 2015 | 1 min read
An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.
Autism-Hormone Link Found
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2014 | 2 min read
A study documents boys with autism who were exposed to elevated levels of testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones in utero.
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