Tag Archive: pregnancy RSS

Lack of Key Enzyme in the Metabolism of Folic Acid Leads to Birth Defects

Lack of Key Enzyme in the Metabolism of Folic Acid Leads to Birth Defects

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that the lack of a critical enzyme in the folic acid metabolic pathway leads to neural tube birth defects in developing embryos.

Acupuncture May Help Pregnant Women With Depression, Says University of Texas at Austin Pharmacy Researcher

Acupuncture may hold promise for depression in pregnant women, a new study, co-authored by a University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy researcher, shows.

Anthropologist Wins “Ig Nobel” Prize for Study of Why Pregnant Women Don’t Tip Over

University of Texas at Austin anthropologist Liza Shapiro and two fellow researchers on Thursday won an Ig Nobel Prize—dedicated to "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think"—for a 2007 study on the evolutionary reasons pregnant women don't tip over.

Adapting to Pregnancy Played Key Role in Human Evolution, Study Shows

The human spine evolved differently in males and females in order to alleviate back pressure from the weight of carrying a baby, according to research spearheaded at The University of Texas at Austin.