Category Archives: Science Daily


Feb

08

2018
What happens when women stop MS treatment during pregnancy?

What happens when women stop MS treatment during pregnancy?

Two new studies look at the effects of stopping the newer, stronger drug natalizumab for multiple sclerosis (MS) during pregnancy. Natalizumab is generally prescribed for people with MS who have not responded to or cannot tolerate other treatments for MS as it can have a rare but potentially fatal side effect.


Feb

06

2018
Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy

Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy

Zika virus may cause significant damage to the fetal brain even when the baby’s head size is normal, according to a primate study. The damage can be difficult to detect even with sophisticated brain scans. It may also occur from infections during childhood and adolescence. Hard hit are brain regions that generate new brain cells. Fetal brain structures that may be injured include those where…

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Jan

31

2018
Like Zika, West Nile virus causes fetal brain damage, death in mice

Like Zika, West Nile virus causes fetal brain damage, death in mice

Two viruses closely related to Zika — West Nile and Powassan — can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, according to a new study. The findings suggest that Zika may not be unique in its ability to cause miscarriages and birth defects.



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