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Health News - Cleft Palate

Understanding genetic synergy in cleft palate
Like all of the individual elements of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature. (Medical News Today)

Scientists find genetic mutation that causes cleft lip and palate, heart defects
A team of international researchers examines the genetic mutation responsible for cleft lip and palate, as well as congenital heart defect. (Medical News Today)

Are there greater health risks for young adults born with cleft lip, palate?
Oral clefts are relatively common birth defects and parents worry about their newborns even though surgery and other treatments correct appearance and restore crucial functioning. (Medical News Today)

Experts make breakthrough in cleft lip and palate research
Leading scientists have identified an important gene that is associated with cleft lip and palate. (Medical News Today)

Small molecule replacement therapy to rescue craniofacial defects
At the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Shihai Jia, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, presented a study titled "Small Molecule... (Medical News Today)

Researchers use mouse model to study craniofacial disorders
Researchers from the laboratory of Paul Trainor, Ph.D., at the Stowers Institute of Medical Research have developed an effective and reliable technique for studying high-arched palate using a mouse... (Medical News Today)

Nasoalveolar molding use for cleft lip and palate reduces number of surgeries, cost of care
Patients with complete unilateral and bilateral cleft lip and palate (U/BCLP) who were treated with nasoalveolar molding (NAM) required fewer surgeries and a reduction in overall healthcare costs... (Medical News Today)

Breakthrough in generating embryonic cells that are critical for human health
Neural crest cells arise early in the development of vertebrates, migrate extensively through the embryo, and differentiate to give rise to a wide array of diverse derivatives. (Medical News Today)

UTHeath study: Children with specific birth defects at increased risk for abuse
Children born with cleft lip or palate and spina bifida are at an increased risk for abuse before the age of 2, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston... (Medical News Today)

Cleft lip and palate: NAM treatment proving beneficial to both newborns and caregivers
Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common birth defects in the US. Although providing care to a child with cleft lip and palate can cause anxiety in parents, one therapy has been found to not... (Medical News Today)

Babies need free tongue movement to decipher speech sounds
Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the University of British Columbia have found. (Medical News Today)

Study shows variation in rates of secondary cleft lip and palate surgery
For children with cleft lip and palate, the chances of undergoing secondary surgery vary depending on the center where they're treated, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global... (Medical News Today)

Families of orofacial clefting not at higher risk for dental anomalies
Yesterday, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a study titled "Spectrum of Dental Phenotypes in Nonsyndromic Orofacial Clefting," which is the... (Medical News Today)

Otolaryngologists: What Do Otolaryngologists Do?
Find out about the physicians with a specialist knowledge of the ear, nose, and throat, including common conditions they treat and common procedures they perform. (Medical News Today)

Scientists identify mutation associated with cleft palate in humans and dogs
Scientists studying birth defects in humans and purebred dogs have identified an association between cleft lip and cleft palate - conditions that occur when the lip and mouth fail to form properly... (Medical News Today)

New guidance launched to reduce 'unacceptable' cleft palate detection rate
Guidance has been published to support paediatricians, midwives and GPs in detecting whether a newborn baby has a cleft palate. (Medical News Today)

Complications of tube insertion in ears not worse for kids with cleft lip/palate
Children with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) have no worse complications from ventilation tube (VT) insertion in their ears to treat otitis media with effusion (OME, a buildup of fluid in the ear)... (Medical News Today)

Face reconstruction could soon use 'shape-shifting' material
Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. (Medical News Today)

Genomic region offers insights into genetics of cleft lip
Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, have identified how a specific stretch of DNA controls far-off genes to influence the formation of the face. (Medical News Today)

Possible genetic link to cleft palate revealed by high-tech examination of a cave-dwelling fish
A genetic association with facial asymmetry in an ancient cavefish have been identified by researchers, a natural trait that may solve mysteries surrounding facial asymmetries in humans - conditions... (Medical News Today)

Patients with cleft palate benefit from bone lengthening technique
The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery also reports on an unusual soccer injury and patients who are 'too frail for surgery'A technique called distraction osteogenesis can create increased length of... (Medical News Today)

Link confirmed between missing DNA and birth defects
In 2010, scientists in Italy reported that a woman and her daughter showed a puzzling array of disabilities, including epilepsy and cleft palate. (Medical News Today)

Novel neural crest system developed in zebrafish
Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School, Drs. Beste Kinikoglu and Yawei Kong, led by Dr. Eric C. (Medical News Today)

New gene responsible for cleft lip and palate syndrome identified
An international team led by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has identified a new gene related to the Van der Woude syndrome, the most common syndrome with cleft lip and palate. (Medical News Today)

Geneticists Solve Mystery Of EEC Syndrome's Variable Severity In Children
By identifying a protein that acts as a genetic modifier, scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have solved the mystery of why some infants are born with a grave syndrome consisting of... (Medical News Today)

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