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Genetic and Metabolic :
Birth Defects - Genetic

Medindia’s support group on genetic birth defects discusses the transmission and management of several birth abnormalities passed on through the parents’ genes, including Down syndrome, Achondroplasia, Hemophilia and Cystic fibrosis.

If you have concerns on any genetic birth defect, this support group will help clarify all your queries on the subject.

 

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FDA Authorizes First Medical Device for Esophageal Birth Defect in Babies
Highlights:
  • Esophageal atresia is a congenital defect in which the esophagus does not develop pr.....
New Insights on Virus Replication Targets The Infection Linked to Birth Defects
The new insights on virus replication could help to pave way for therapies that could stop its spread.

A research team from the University .....
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.....
What are the Benefits of Maple Syrup? An Exclusive Interview With Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers
Highlights:
  • Maple syrup was recently found to contain inulin and has been termed a functional foo.....
Chromosome 19 Marks the Spot For Keeping X Chromosomes Active
Johns Hopkins researchers report, after nearly 40 years of searching, that they have identified a part of the human genome that appears to block an RN.....


Klinefelter's Syndrome - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Complications
Klinefelter's Syndrome is the most frequent sex chromosomal genetic disorder and is caused by the presence of an extra X chromosome... Read More
von Willebrand Disease (vWD)
von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) is an autosomal dominant inherited bleeding disorder that occurs from birth and affects both sexes... Read More
Turner Syndrome - Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Turner syndrome, a genetic developmental disorder in females is caused by a missing or incomplete X- chromosome. Girls are short and have dysfunctional ovaries... Read More
Solitary Kidney - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Solitary kidney does not pose a grave health risk but it does require additional care. Find out how solitary kidney affects one’s health and quality of life and how to live with the condition. .. Read More
Prenatal Screening Test
Prenatal screening involves various tests to assess the risk of the unborn baby to be born with a chromosomal anomaly, neural tube defect or any birth defect... Read More
Pierre Robin Syndrome / Bird Facies- Introduction
Pierre Robin syndrome/Bird Facies- is genetic defect, which gives rise to a very small lower jaw, called cleft palate and a condition called as retroglossoptosis, where the tongue appears to fall into the throat.. Read More
Obesity during Pregnancy: Know the Risks
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 Myotonic Dystrophy
Detailed information on myotonic muscular dystrophy, a common form of muscular disease that affects adults and children. .. Read More
About Multifactorial Birth Defects
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives in brief General Info about About Multifactorial Birth Defects... Read More
Introduction to Metabolic Defects
Metabolism is the sum total of all chemical and physical changes that take place in any organism that enables it to function and grow... Read More





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