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Exposure to Air Pollution Just Before or After Conception Raises Risk of Birth Defects

Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk of their children being born with birth defects, such as cleft lip or palate or abnormal hearts.
12-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Create Successful Mass Production System for Bioengineered Livers


Researchers report creating a biologically accurate mass-production platform that overcomes major barriers to bioengineering human liver tissues suitable for therapeutic transplant into people.
30-Nov-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Raises Possibility of Naturally Acquired Immunity Against Zika Virus


Birth defects in babies born infected with Zika virus remain a major health concern. Now, scientists suggest the possibility that some women in high-risk Zika regions may already be protected and not know it. New research in PLOS Pathogens on Nov....
15-Nov-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cincinnati Children’s Launches Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine

Seven years ago Cincinnati Children’s scientists first used pluripotent stem cells to mimic natural human development and grow working human intestine in a lab. Today medical center doctors can bioengineer the gastrointestinal tissues of sick...
15-Nov-2017 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Gives Rare Look at Genetics of HSV1 Transmission from Father to Son

A new study explores how herpes simplex virus might change when passed from one individual to another, information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines.
3-Nov-2017 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Explores the Biology of Mending a Broken Heart


Early research results suggest scientists might be on to a way to preserve heart function after heart attacks or for people with inherited heart defects called congenital cardiomyopathies. Researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute...
27-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify Key Regulator of Male Fertility


When it comes to male reproductive fertility, timing is everything. Now scientists are finding new details on how disruption of this timing may contribute to male infertility or congenital illness.
19-Sep-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Hints at Experimental Therapy for Heart Fibrosis


Researchers report encouraging preclinical results as they pursue elusive therapies that can repair scarred and poorly functioning heart tissues after cardiac injury. Scientists from the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute inhibited a protein...
9-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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