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A cleft is a split in the upper lip or roof of the mouth - sometimes both. A cleft lip and palate occurs when the areas of the face do not join properly while the baby is developing during pregnancy. The exact cause is unknown. However, it is suggested th

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Are there greater health risks for young adults born with cleft lip, palate?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Oral clefts are relatively common birth defects and parents worry about their newborns even though surgery and other treatments correct appearance and restore crucial functioning.

Experts make breakthrough in cleft lip and palate research

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Leading scientists have identified an important gene that is associated with cleft lip and palate.

Small molecule replacement therapy to rescue craniofacial defects

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

At the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Shihai Jia, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, presented a study titled "Small Molecule...

Researchers use mouse model to study craniofacial disorders

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the laboratory of Paul Trainor, Ph.D., at the Stowers Institute of Medical Research have developed an effective and reliable technique for studying high-arched palate using a mouse...

Nasoalveolar molding use for cleft lip and palate reduces number of surgeries, cost of care

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Patients with complete unilateral and bilateral cleft lip and palate (U/BCLP) who were treated with nasoalveolar molding (NAM) required fewer surgeries and a reduction in overall healthcare costs...

Breakthrough in generating embryonic cells that are critical for human health

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Neural crest cells arise early in the development of vertebrates, migrate extensively through the embryo, and differentiate to give rise to a wide array of diverse derivatives.

UTHeath study: Children with specific birth defects at increased risk for abuse

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 04:00:00 PDT

Children born with cleft lip or palate and spina bifida are at an increased risk for abuse before the age of 2, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston...

Cleft lip and palate: NAM treatment proving beneficial to both newborns and caregivers

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:00:00 PDT

Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common birth defects in the US. Although providing care to a child with cleft lip and palate can cause anxiety in parents, one therapy has been found to not...

Babies need free tongue movement to decipher speech sounds

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:00:00 PDT

Inhibiting infants' tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the University of British Columbia have found.

Study shows variation in rates of secondary cleft lip and palate surgery

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:00:00 PDT

For children with cleft lip and palate, the chances of undergoing secondary surgery vary depending on the center where they're treated, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global...

Families of orofacial clefting not at higher risk for dental anomalies

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:00:00 PDT

Yesterday, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a study titled "Spectrum of Dental Phenotypes in Nonsyndromic Orofacial Clefting," which is the...

Otolaryngologists: What Do Otolaryngologists Do?

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Find out about the physicians with a specialist knowledge of the ear, nose, and throat, including common conditions they treat and common procedures they perform.

Scientists identify mutation associated with cleft palate in humans and dogs

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists studying birth defects in humans and purebred dogs have identified an association between cleft lip and cleft palate - conditions that occur when the lip and mouth fail to form properly...

New guidance launched to reduce 'unacceptable' cleft palate detection rate

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Guidance has been published to support paediatricians, midwives and GPs in detecting whether a newborn baby has a cleft palate.

Complications of tube insertion in ears not worse for kids with cleft lip/palate

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 PDT

Children with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) have no worse complications from ventilation tube (VT) insertion in their ears to treat otitis media with effusion (OME, a buildup of fluid in the ear)...

Face reconstruction could soon use 'shape-shifting' material

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally.

Genomic region offers insights into genetics of cleft lip

Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, have identified how a specific stretch of DNA controls far-off genes to influence the formation of the face.

Possible genetic link to cleft palate revealed by high-tech examination of a cave-dwelling fish

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 PDT

A genetic association with facial asymmetry in an ancient cavefish have been identified by researchers, a natural trait that may solve mysteries surrounding facial asymmetries in humans - conditions...

Patients with cleft palate benefit from bone lengthening technique

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:00:00 PDT

The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery also reports on an unusual soccer injury and patients who are 'too frail for surgery'A technique called distraction osteogenesis can create increased length of...

Link confirmed between missing DNA and birth defects

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT

In 2010, scientists in Italy reported that a woman and her daughter showed a puzzling array of disabilities, including epilepsy and cleft palate.

Novel neural crest system developed in zebrafish

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School, Drs. Beste Kinikoglu and Yawei Kong, led by Dr. Eric C.

New gene responsible for cleft lip and palate syndrome identified

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 02:00:00 PDT

An international team led by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has identified a new gene related to the Van der Woude syndrome, the most common syndrome with cleft lip and palate.

Geneticists Solve Mystery Of EEC Syndrome's Variable Severity In Children

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:00:00 PDT

By identifying a protein that acts as a genetic modifier, scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have solved the mystery of why some infants are born with a grave syndrome consisting of...

Accidental Inhalation Of Betadine During Surgery Leads To Rare Complication

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:00:00 PDT

A routine step in preparing for cleft palate surgery in a child led to an unusual - but not unprecedented - case of lung inflammation (pneumonitis), according to a report in the The Journal of...

BYU Biochemistry Professor And Students Solve A Birth-Defect Mystery

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:00:00 PDT

The cellular cause of birth defects like cleft palates, missing teeth and problems with fingers and toes has been a tricky puzzle for scientists.