50 Years After Roe v. Wade, ‘Fetal Personhood’ Laws Are Dangerously Looming

Photo: Getty Images In 2009, Jessica Tebow and her husband were eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child, when an unexpected miscarriage and the threat of a possibly fatal…

Duke scientists join team involved in the first use of fetal therapy for Pompe disease

Experts at Duke Health were among a multi-national team involved in treating a fetus for infantile-onset Pompe disease using an enzyme replacement therapy – a first in the world. The…

Does maternal obesity impact fetal brain development?

In a recent study published in the Nutrients journal, researchers assessed the impact of maternal obesity on brain development in the fetus. Study: Maternal Obesity and Gut Microbiota Are Associated…

Mother’s exposure to air pollution and psychological stress may disrupt fetal growth

Fetal growth -; which is delicate and precisely programmed -; may be disrupted by a mother’s exposure to air pollution and psychological stress during early to mid-pregnancy, a new USC…

America’s next abortion law fight will be over fetal personhood

Five days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a pregnant Texas woman, Brandy Bottone, protested a ticket she’d been issued for driving alone in a carpool lane. Bottone…

Blood test uses artificial intelligence and biomarkers to prenatally detect fetal congenital heart defects

Researchers at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, have discovered a blood test for pregnant women that uses artificial intelligence and genetic-related biomarkers to accurately detect, fetal congenital heart defects, well before…

Second patient receives landmark fetal surgery and stem cell procedure

At Michelle Johnson’s 20-week ultrasound, she received the distressing news that her developing baby was diagnosed with myelomeningocele, also known as spina bifida. Spina bifida occurs when spinal tissue fails…

Novel same-day test developed to identify extra or missing fetal chromosomes

Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a same-day test to identify abnormal fetal chromosomes. The Short-read Transpore Rapid Karyotyping (STORK) test can detect extra or missing…

NIH-funded researchers develop same-day test to detect abnormal fetal chromosomes

Media Advisory Wednesday, August 17, 2022 STORK helps identify cause of miscarriage and potentially improves in vitro fertilization process What Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed…

Mild exposure to smog pollutants during pregnancy affects maternal and fetal health outcomes

Mild exposure to common smog pollutants such as inhalable airborne particles and carbon monoxide during pregnancy results in adverse maternal and fetal health outcomes, a new study of women in…