- Researchers discover first safe way to deliver drugs to the placenta
For the first time, researchers have devised a method to selectively deliver drugs to a pregnant woman’s placenta without harming the foetus, in a development which could help prevent some premature births and treat conditions such as pre-eclampsia.
- New treatment for polycystic kidney disease
A new technique for treating polycystic kidney disease has been identified by researchers at The University of Manchester and UCL.
- Scientists announce major breakthrough against rare kidney disease
Scientists at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against Membranous Nephropathy (MN) – a rare kidney disease which can lead to kidney failure.
- Central Manchester Hospitals key to development of the first ever treatment for rare genetic condition
The first and only treatment designed for children and adults with the rare genetic condition, Morquio A syndrome, has now been approved for use in the European Union.
- First evidence that yoga can help keep expectant mothers stress free
For the first time researchers in the UK have studied the effects of yoga on pregnant women, and found that it can reduce the risk of them developing anxiety and depression.
- New research reinforces danger of drinking alcohol while pregnant
Women who drink alcohol at moderate or heavy levels in the early stages of their pregnancy might damage the growth and function of their placenta.
- Research could lead to a new test to predict risk of pregnancy complications
Researchers from The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust have identified proteins in the blood that could be used to predict whether a woman in her first pregnancy is at increased risk of developing pre-eclampsia.
- Recognising low blood sugars could help prevent brain damage in newborn babies
Researchers from The University of Manchester studying a rare and potentially lethal childhood disease - which is the clinical opposite of diabetes - have made an important discovery.
- Health experts from Manchester and China join forces on genetic research
Health experts in Manchester and Beijing, China, have joined forces to advance research into genomic medicine – the fastest growing medical speciality and a crucial area of health research.
- Bigger birth weight babies at greater risk of autism
The biggest study of fetal growth and autism ever has reported that babies whose growth is at either extreme in the womb, either very small or very large, are at greater risk of developing autism.
- Errors are reducing the effectiveness of anti-D injections in pregnant women
Too many clinical errors are occurring with the requesting and administration of anti-D prophylaxis to prevent Rhesus Haemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn (Rh HDFN) in pregnant women, according to a Manchester academic.
- Baby wash does not damage baby’s skin barrier function, study finds
New research has found washing newborn babies in a specific baby wash is just as safe as using water alone in terms of maintaining healthy skin.
- Maternal and Fetal Health research fellow wins international award
Dr Karen Forbes, a researcher in Maternal and Fetal Health, has been awarded the 2012 Gábor Than Award in Placentology