About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Cell Division Problem Linked With Miscarriage and Birth Defects

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on April 18, 2011 at 12:18 PM
Font : A-A+

 Cell Division Problem Linked With Miscarriage and Birth Defects

A recent study indicates that chromosomal defects that cause miscarriage and birth defects like Down's syndrome can be attributed to a certain feature in the egg cell division process. The findings are more specific in case of women over 40-years of age since they are at a higher risk of miscarriage than younger women. By the time a woman reaches 40, half f the eggs she ovulates are chromosomally abnormal unlike women in their 20s whose only 10% eggs are chromosomally abnormal.

Researchers from the Washington State University found that in certain cases the egg cell continues to divide even if the chromosomes are not arranged properly. This can lead to an abnormal number of chromosomes resulting in miscarriage or birth defects. However researchers have not found any solution to this problem.

Advertisement

This study is published in the current issue of the journal Current Biology.


Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
Anemia among Indian Women and Children Remains a Cause of Concern- National Family Health Survey-5
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Birth Defect - Genetic Birth Defects Drug-Induced Birth Defects Birth defects - Infections Multifactorial Birth Defects Miscarriage Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment Dilatation and Curettage Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation Abortion 

Most Popular on Medindia

Find a Hospital Accident and Trauma Care Sanatogen Iron Intake Calculator Daily Calorie Requirements Blood Pressure Calculator Indian Medical Journals Blood - Sugar Chart Selfie Addiction Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Cell Division Problem Linked With Miscarriage and Birth Defects Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests