Topic: Spina bifida

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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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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