Topic: Neural tube defects

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

Jan. 17, 2013

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.

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Scientist and surgeon work with Dell Pediatric Research Institute to reduce spinal defects

March 29, 2010

Teaming Up Against Birth Defects: John Wallingford and Tim George work at different ends of the biomedical-health-care spectrum. Wallingford is a scientist doing basic research at The University of Texas at Austin. Using frogs and mice as models, he studies how embryos develop and what can go wrong in development. George is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Dell Children's Medical Center. Among his patients are children with birth defects.

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Dell Pediatric Research Institute

Oct. 14, 2009

Dr. John Wallingford in the College of Natural Sciences and Dr. Tim George with the Dell Children's Medical Center highlight ways in which the new Dell Pediatric Research Institute (DPRI) will allow critical relationships to be forged between clinicians and researchers.

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