In a two-part investigation, researchers documented weight and fertility changes in female mice exposed to DEHP, and then documented how exposure in utero and during lactation affected their offspring [EHP 120(8):1123-1129; Schmidt et al.
What does IU stand for?
IU stands for In Utero
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- In Terms of Zone A (zoning shop pemises valuation method)
- Irgun Tzvah Leumi (National Military Organisation, Israeli terrorist organisation)
- International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature (London, UK)
- Interactive Tappan Zee Express (schedule)
- Icon Ultima (game)
- Idiot User
- Image Understanding
- Imaging Unit
- Immaculata University (Immaculata, PA)
- Immunizing Unit
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They cover specific tumors during pregnancy, fetal effects of cancer treatments and interventions, managing maternal complications during treatment, and long-term effects of in utero exposure on children.
In this case, researchers observed DNA methylation-related changes in the AXL gene in children exposed to maternal smoking in utero and found that the change that reduced the immune response.
Concerns about the adverse effects of maternal cocaine use during pregnancy on children exposed in utero have been the focus of many studies since the 1980s, when cocaine use began to increase, first among more affluent socioeconomic groups, then shifting to lower-income groups with the advent of cheap crack cocaine.
New studies with rats indicate that a previously unrecognized risk to the fetus, cancer later in life, might come from even modest in utero exposure to alcohol.
Among women whose infant met the case definition for presumptive congenital syphilis, 26% had an outcome of fetal or infant death--16% had a stillbirth, 7% a baby who died in utero at 20 weeks' gestation or later, and 3% a baby who was born alive and later died.
Therefore, it is important to develop models of in utero cocaine exposure that eliminate the confounding factors in order to understand the mechanisms of action of cocaine alone.
According to the court, the third-generation claimants' injuries were consequences of their mothers' in utero injuries.