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Human Development

Articles on human development – the process that entails growth from a single celled zygote to an adult human being.

Human Development Articles

Helping The Embryo Implant: A New Role For One Type Of Immune Cell
One of the most critical stages in establishing a pregnancy is the implantation of the embryo in the wall of the uterus.

Date: 11 Mar 2009, Rating: 4.67

Scientists Discover How An Injured Embryo Can Regenerate Itself
More than 80 years have passed since the German scientist Hans Spemann conducted his famous experiment that laid the foundations for the field of embryonic development.

Date: 11 Mar 2009, Rating: 5.00

Scientists Discover Stage At Which An Embryonic Cell Is Fated To Become A Stem Cell
Cambridge scientists have discovered the stage at which some of the cells of a fertilised mammalian egg are fated to develop into stem cells and why this occurs.

Date: 11 Mar 2009, Rating: 3.00

Mechanism That Triggers Differentiation Of Embryo Cells Discovered
The mechanism whereby embryonic cells stop being flexible and turn into more mature cells that can develop into specific tissues has been discovered by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Date: 11 Mar 2009, Rating: not rated

School Difficulties at Adolescence in a Regional Cohort of Children Who Were Extremely Low Birth Weight
The article aims to compare measures of psychometric assessment and school difficulties in a cohort of extremely low birth weight teenagers and term controls

Date: 29 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Neurologic and Developmental Disability after Extremely Preterm Birth
The authors report the results of a neurologic and developmental assessment performed a median of 30 months after the expected date of delivery in the survivors of the study cohort

Date: 29 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Survival and major neurodevelopmental impairment in extremely low gestational age newborns born 1990–2000: a retrospective cohort study
The aim of the study was to investigate whether survival in a geographically based sample of ELGANs increased during the 1990's

Date: 29 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Survival and Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Extremely Premature Infants Born at 23–26 Weeks’ Gestational Age at a Tertiary Center
The objective of this study is to report outcome on a large cohort of these infants to understand better the risks and factors that affect survival and long-term prognosis.

Date: 29 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Embryo tests give parents the choice
MORE than 40 per cent of fertility clinics in the US are allowing couples to choose the sex of their child

Date: 28 Jun 2007, Rating: 4.67

World first: Scientists succeed in cloning human embryos from eggs matured in the lab
Scientists in Belgium have discovered how to clone human embryos from eggs that have been matured in the laboratory.

Date: 28 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.00

Vitamin A activates gene to guide kidney development
Failure to activate ret gene may explain effect of vitamin A deficiency on kidney development

Date: 28 Jun 2007, Rating: 5.00

Children of smokers have more than five times higher levels of a nicotine toxin
Children who have at least one parent who smokes have 5.5 times higher levels of cotinine, a byproduct of nicotine, in their urine, according to a study

Date: 28 Jun 2007, Rating: 2.00

Study Suggests Maternal Stress And Stress Hormones May Influence Fetal Brain Development In Utero
A study suggests maternal stress and stress hormones influence fetal brain development.

Date: 25 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.00

Study Sheds Light On Why Some Infants May Develop Permanent Heart Damage
A new study may shed light on why some infants born to women who produce antibodies commonly found in lupus patients develop an autoimmune disease that can cause permanent heart damage.

Date: 25 Oct 2006, Rating: 7.75

Excess Thyroid Hormone Harmful To Fetus
Researchers have shown that an excess of thyroid hormone during pregnancy has a direct toxic effect on the fetus, tripling the risk of miscarriage and reducing the average birth weight of infants who survive.

Date: 25 Oct 2006, Rating: 5.75

Perinatal Complications Linked To Eating Disorders
Certain complications during and immediately after birth are associated with the development of the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, according to a study

Date: 25 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.67

Baby's First Stool May Provide Clues To Fetal Alcohol Exposure
Fetal alcohol exposure is usually determined through self-reported maternal consumption.

Date: 10 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Estrogen Maintains Pregnancy, Triggers Fetal Maturation
For a long time, reproductive endocrinologists have watched estrogen levels climb during pregnancy, but they did not know what all that estrogen did.

Date: 6 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.89

Researchers discover how embryo attaches to the uterus
Researchers have discovered how an embryo initially attaches to the wall of the uterus -- what appears to be one of the earliest steps needed to establish a successful pregnancy.

Date: 6 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Infants, As Early As Six Months, Do See Errors In Arithmetic
Using advanced brain sensor technology, researchers have confirmed often-debated findings from 1992 that showed infants as young as six months know when an arithmetic solution is wrong.

Date: 6 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.33