Role of IVF, fertility drugs in conception of twins

In vitro fertilisation is one type of assisted reproductive technology. It involves using medical intervention to conceive. If you opt for IVF you may also be prescribed fertility medications before…

The role of omega-3 and omega-6 metabolites during pregnancy

During normal pregnancy, inflammation is associated with placentation, implantation, and parturition. Uncontrolled inflammation could lead to severe adverse effects on the mother and infant. Therefore, it is essential to understand…

The role of sleep behavior in developmental executive function outcomes in children during COVID-19 confinement

In a recent study published in PLoS ONE, researchers assessed the protective effect of sleep on children’s executive skills during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) isolation. Study: Sleep as a protective…

The role of oxidative stress in congenital syndromes

Children born with various syndromes caused by genetic or acquired factors have been the focus of many clinical and research studies. It is important to both understand the underlying mechanism…

Study reveals key role of AKG/OXGR1 signaling pathway in maintaining male reproduction

Infertility is a global public health problem caused by genetic defects, lifestyle, nutrition, and factors affecting the local metabolism and microenvironment of the reproductive system. Sperm from the testis must…

Researchers review role of melatonin in pregnancies complicated by placental insufficiency

During pregnancy, the mother experiences a wide range of physiological changes to ensure that the fetus grows and develops normally while keeping her body healthy. One such change is adapting…

Parents play an important role in adolescent vulnerability to emotional eating

Emotional eating, or eating as a coping mechanism for negative, positive, or stress-driven emotions, is associated with unhealthy dietary patterns and weight gain. A research article featured in the Journal…

Maternal antibodies may play a key role in protecting infants from congenital HCMV infections

Antibodies that summon virus-engulfing white blood cells may play an important role in protecting infants from potentially serious congenital infection with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), according to a study led by…

New study to investigate focused ultrasound’s role in addressing neurofibromatosis type 2

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation and the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) have established a partnership to advance innovative, noninvasive treatments in pediatrics. For more than 15 years, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation…

Parental involvement plays a key role in children’s academic achievement during school closures

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many children were unable to study in the classroom with teachers’ supervision. A recent study in the British Journal of Educational Psychology reveals an important role…