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Improving children's lives
The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at Washington University will focus on research and treat developmental disabilities in children. It will emphasize clinical and translational research through more than 60 School of Medicine faculty members, but also reach out to families and the community with resources and services to improve the lives of these children and families.
Reducing repeat cesareans
Most women who have cesarean sections can safely give birth vaginally, if given the option. But fears of medical risks and lawsuits have prevented many hospitals and doctors from letting women even try. George Macones, MD, head of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, explains when vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, is appropriate.
Establishing the norm
School of Medicine pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeons and students have launched a unique database of 3-D craniofacial images of more than 1,200 children that will help researchers study the normal form and growth of the head and face. It is the first free and searchable online database of images of children from infants to age 18 of various ethnic backgrounds.
Researchers lead effort to end global malnutrition
A St. Louis-based team of scientists with a vision of eradicating malnutrition throughout the developing world has formed the Global Harvest Alliance. The effort will create low-cost, nutritionally complete foods that prevent and treat all forms of under-nutrition.
Assisted hatching may not help many IVF patients
Assisted hatching, a technique used to improve pregnancy rates for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), showed no effect on outcomes for patients less than 38 years of age in a recent study by Washington University in St. Louis researchers.
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