New study of maternal and infant infection risk following use of biologic medication in pregnancy

A small study by a group of researchers from Vancouver has investigated maternal and infant infection risks following the use of a biologic medication in pregnancy. After adjustment, the study findings did not describe any statistically significant increase in serious infection rate for either the exposed mothers or their in utero exposed infants (first year of life). More details can be found […]

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New Human Teratogens education course launches in Tampa, FL, USA

The Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), the Teratology Society and the University of South Florida are pleased to announce the Human Teratogen Course which will be presented at the USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in Tampa, Florida, USA, between 24th and 26th February 2019. For more information about the course, and details about how to register, please […]

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Intellectual difficulties in patients with fetal valproate syndrome

A collaborative of researchers from Manchester University, The University of Liverpool and Aston University have demonstrated that intellectual difficulties are a central feature of fetal valproate syndrome, and are more severe in their presentation in individuals with a diagnosis of valproate embryopathy. Full details of the study have been published in Neurotoxicology and Teratology.   Photo by Ben Mullins on Unsplash  

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