National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Study finds benefits of fetal surgery for spina bifida continue through school age

The benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida, a procedure pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1997, continue through school age, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports today in the journal Pediatrics.

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Give me some skin

A new understanding of the biochemical pathway that builds our skin barrier could lead to treatments for skin diseases.