How alcohol leads to birth defects – clues from embryo heart images

Scientists have found a way to image the very early development of the embryonic heart in research that may help them to explain how drinking alcohol in pregnancy can lead to heart defects at the baby’s birth. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Designing embryo transfer policies: What’s at issue?

A commentary has been published that focuses on neonatal outcomes when designing embryo transfer policies. “While preterm birth is an important factor to consider in subsequent preterm birth risk, one wonders whether a more accurate prediction could be generated using a more complex model,” the author writes. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Scientists crack open ‘black box’ of embryo development

We know much about how embryos develop, but one key stage – implantation – has remained a mystery. Now, scientists from Cambridge have discovered a way to study and film this ‘black box’ of development. Their results – which will lead to the rewriting of biology text books worldwide – are published in the journal […]