Pregnant pause

日期:2018-02-13 04:47:31 作者:唐宄 阅读:

HORMONE-blocking drugs could stop premature labour, say Australian researchers who have successfully delayed normal labour in sheep by a week. Many babies die because they are born prematurely, but physicians can’t delay it by more than a day or two. Adam McCluskey and his colleagues at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales decided to try a chemical called antalarmin that reduces levels of CRH, a hormone that occurs at high levels in women with early labour. Six pregnant sheep were given antalarmin in a solution of ethanol and castor oil. These sheep gave birth to healthy lambs a week later than controls,