After stillbirth, new genetic analyses may give parents answers

Columbia researchers have uncovered an array of new genes that cause stillbirth, significantly increasing the understanding of the condition’s genetic foundations. The findings suggest that genetic analysis could be used to counsel parents who have previously experienced stillbirth and to unlock new human biology. Using both standard and advanced analysis techniques, the team led by […]

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Osmotic therapy device could help improve treatment of spinal cord injuries

When injured, the spinal cord swells, restricting blood flow, resulting in further, often critical and permanent motor, sensory, and autonomic function damage. Rapid prevention of spinal cord swelling immediately after injury is key to preventing more serious damage. The only treatment to date has been steroid therapy with methylprednisolone, which is minimally effective. Now, in […]

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