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Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder which causes abnormal bone growth and dwarfism.

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Congenital Heart Valve Defect: A Common Type of Birth Defect
Heart valves ensure that the beating heart drives blood flow in one direction. As the heart beats continuously over a lifetime, valve function must be.....
3D Skin From Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells To Treat Spinal Birth Defect
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  • Myelomeningocele is a birth defect of the spine associated with neurological problem.....
FDA Authorizes First Medical Device for Esophageal Birth Defect in Babies
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  • Esophageal atresia is a congenital defect in which the esophagus does not develop pr.....
Gene Identified That Controls Birth Defect Common in Diabetes
Scientists have identified a gene that plays a key role in the formation of neural tube defects, a problem commonly found in infants of pregnant women.....
Modified Pig Organs To Correct Birth Defect in Babies
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  • Newborn babies suffering from oesophagus astresia will be treated with modified pig.....


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Prenatal Screening Test
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Women with a body mass index >30 are obese and are at a higher risk for gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Macrosomia and birth defects are risks seen in the babies... Read More
About Multifactorial Birth Defects
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Introduction to Metabolic Defects
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What Medical Tests should you expect during Your Pregnancy?
Prenatal tests are carried out during pregnancy to ensure a healthy pregnancy and detect birth defects... Read More
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The infamously hard to digest corn actually holds unbelievable health benefits and is important part of the diet chain... Read More
Environmental Birth Defects - Chemical Factors - Biological Sources - Diagnosis - Treatment - FAQs
Birth defects caused due to environmental teratogens like drugs, microorganisms or exposure to radiation are called as environmental birth defects... Read More
Drug-Induced Birth Defects - Teratogenic Drugs - Causes - Effects - FAQs
Birth defects are abnormalities of function, structure or metabolism that are present since birth. Taking certain drugs during pregnancy can cause birth defects... Read More
Congenital Heart Defects - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
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