Child Health

Ultrasound Affects Brain In Some Developing Mammals – Excessive Use Retards Development in Babies

Researchers believe that prolonged and frequent use of ultrasound on some pregnant mammals may cause abnormalities in the developing brain. So far, the research has only been done on mice. Further research is needed to determine if there are any negative effects on humans.

The Yale researchers injected more than 335 fetal mice at embryonic day 16 with special markers to track neuronal development. They found that when the mice were exposed to ultrasound waves (USW) for 30 minutes or longer, it caused a small but statistically significant number of neurons to remain scattered within inappropriate cortical layers and/or in the adjacent white matter.

Syndicate content
Share/Save/Bookmark

      

Post to Facebook

Important: The material on Best Syndication is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be advice. Authors may have or will receive monetary compensation from the company's product/s mentioned. You should always seek professional advice before making any legal, financial or medical decisions and this website cannot substitute or replace any trained professional consultation.
Use of this site means that you agree to our TERMS OF SERVICE

Advertise On This Site
Copyright © 2006-2015 By Best Syndication All Rights Reserved