Topic: Richard Finnell

Pediatric Geneticist Searches for Role of Environmental Contaminants in Birth Defects with $1.2 Million Grant from EPA

Sept. 25, 2012

The effects of environmental contaminants on fetal growth and development is the subject of new research by Richard Finnell, Robert Cabrera and a team of researchers in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin using a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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The science of prenatal vitamins

May 7, 2012
The science of prenatal vitamins

Choosing a prenatal vitamin can be a challenging decision. University researchers weigh in on the science behind prenatal vitamins and supplements.

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Study Links Pollutants to a 450 Percent Increase in Risk of Birth Defects

Oct. 19, 2011

Pesticides and pollutants are related to a 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University.

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