Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 27, 2007
Survival of newborns with abdominal holes differs according to hospital, Hopkins research shows
A newborn's chance for surviving a low-risk version of a condition called gastroschisis varies greatly by hospital, according to a study by Johns Hopkins surgeons.

Vaginal reconstruction not needed for most inter-sex females, Hopkins study shows
Dispelling a common myth, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center say vaginal reconstruction should be a matter of preference for most teens or adult women born with a type of inter-sex condition marked by the presence of both female and male genitals.

Men with bladder exstrophy report robust sex lives, but women fare worse, Hopkins study shows
Adult men born with a severe urological anomaly in which the bladder forms outside of the abdomen report much more robust sexual lives than women born with the same condition, according to a small study led by urologists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Mayo Clinic study points to a possible biomarker for colon cancer in people 50 and under
An abnormality of chromosomes long associated with diseases of aging has, for the first time, been linked to colon cancer in people 50 years old and younger, an age group usually considered young for this disease.
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