Key factor to age-related miscarriages and birth defects confirmed

April 16th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has confirmed a critical step in cell division that results in age-related miscarriages and birth defects, including Down syndrome.Washington State University researchers said they recreated ... Read more...

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Scientists say Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, atherosclerosis linked

January 16th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Down syndrome, artery-clogging cardiovascular disease appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimer's disease, says a new research.Principal investigator Huntington Potter and colleagues at the Florida Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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How flushing the toilet can cause genetic defects in wildlife

December 14th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Idaho have discovered that an active chemical in birth control pills, that is released into the environment through human urine, can cause ... Read more...

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Novel non-invasive blood test to accurately detect Down syndrome

October 7th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 7 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have developed a new prenatal blood test that can accurately detected Down syndrome and two other serious chromosomal defects. Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers ... Read more...

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Low dietary folate intake linked to genetic abnormalities in sperm

March 20th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): A new study has found that healthy men who have low levels of the nutrient folate in their diets are more likely to have higher rates of ... Read more...

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