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Pregnant Women Absent from Zika Vaccine Trials
Aggie Mika | Aug 14, 2017
Some vaccine developers are taking steps to include them, in line with bioethicists' urging, but it will likely take years before any expectant mothers are enrolled.
Zika Vaccines Protect Mouse Fetuses
Aggie Mika | Jul 13, 2017
The first-of-its-kind study follows on the heels of ethicists’ urging vaccine developers to conduct clinical trials in pregnant women.
Bioethicist and Law Professor Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 6, 2017
John Robertson was known for his contributions to reproductive medicine ethics and for solidifying the scholarly connection between biomedicine and law.
Anti-Preeclampsia Hormone Discovered
Ruth Williams | Jun 29, 2017
A small, placenta-produced peptide fixes the pregnancy-related condition in mice.
Study Bucks Belief that Oxidative Stress Is Bad for Pregnancy
Jef Akst | May 16, 2017
Mouse experiments indicate that, contrary to observations in pregnant women, reactive oxygen species contribute to normal placental development.
Study: Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Lower Asthma Risk in Children
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 30, 2016
Pregnant women who took a fish oil supplement during pregnancy were less likely to have children with asthma.
Pregnancy May Remodel the Brain’s Social Cognition Regions
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 20, 2016
Reductions in the volume of gray matter in specific regions appear to represent synaptic pruning, a new study suggests, that tunes a mother’s brain to childcare.
Bacteria Assails Immune System with Toxin
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 18, 2016
bacterium invades the placenta with the aid of a neutrophil-puncturing pigment.
Kerry Grens | Aug 24, 2016
More locally acquired cases in Florida; fetal brain damage investigated
CDC: Zika Virus Spreading in Miami Beach
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 22, 2016
With new reports of mosquito-borne transmission, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns pregnant women to avoid the area.