Tag: Birth Defects

Doctors in U.K. Repair Spinal Cords in the Womb

LONDON — A team of surgeons has repaired the spinal cords of two babies while they were still in their mothers’ wombs, the first surgery of its kind in Britain. The operations were carried out over the summer at University College Hospital in London by 30 surgeons to treat spina bifida, a condition in which […]

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Trilobites: Watch This Blob of Cells Become an Embryo in High-Resolution

When the video above starts, this wiggling, glowing blue blob seen under a new high-resolution microscope doesn’t look like much. But in just 26 seconds you and I can watch the blob’s tiny cells multiply, interact and organize into the first organ systems of a living mouse embryo. The hollow crater forming on the left […]

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