Web Date: August 5, 2011
Spotting The Tiniest Babies
Babies who are born abnormally small carry increased risks of hypoxia, hypoglycemia, and even death. These babies also are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and diabetes later in life. Now researchers have uncovered a chemical signature in the blood of pregnant women that appears early in pregnancy and can predict whether a baby will have an extremely low birth weight (J. Proteome Res., DOI: 10.1021/pr2002897). The researchers say the metabolite signature opens the . . .
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