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Leading hypothesis ruled out for miscarriage, birth defects
July 3, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Rowsey-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University reproductive biologists have ruled out one of the leading thoughts on why older women have an increased risk of miscarriages and children with birth defects.

Clinic’s team relies on expertise
February 6, 2008

Sometimes it takes more than a village to raise a child. In the case of a boy or girl born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), it takes a team of specialists, including a physician, psychologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, special education expert and speech therapist.


At Pullman’s Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnosis and Prevention Clinic, those last two roles are filled by WSU faculty members: Darcy Miller, a professor in teaching and learning, and Amy Meredith, an assistant professor in speech and hearing sciences. They are among local professionals who volunteer at the clinic, which is located at Pullman Regional Hospital.

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Man-made plastics linked to birth defects
October 6, 2006

PULLMAN – The likelihood that older pregnant women will give birth to chromosomally abnormal children will be greatly diminished if Washington State University geneticist Patricia Hunt has her way.Hunt, an internationally renowned geneticist and faculty member in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences, and her research colleagues are examining the role age plays in altering chromosomes in human eggs.She will discuss her research in “Birth Defects and Older Mothers: Piecing Together the Genetic Puzzle” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at The Rainier Club, 840 4th Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $30 per person and include lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m., with registration to … » More …