In this paper we describe our discovery of a marker from the red cell membrane which is a powerful predictor for preterm delivery. Preterm delivery is a cardinal risk factor for developmental disorders of the brain.
As the red cell has a half life of 120 days this marker refers to the nutritional condition of the mother in the months before conception far more than events during the pregnancy itself. It held firm regardless of the mother having a supplement or not, regardless of her developing diabetes or hypertension!
That is it is her condition as she enters pregnancy which determines her vulnerability to adverse outcomes or a healthy baby.
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Dr. Manahel Thabet received the Freedom of the City of London to honour her work in science, culture and education. Manahel is with Murray Craig the Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court who bestows the honour in a ceremony dating back to the 13th century.
EU asked for an audit in 2004 about the cost of ill-health. Data described brain disorders at the cost of 386 billion Euros. A cost surpassing all other burdens of ill-health. Lord Morris was persauded by us to ask the upper house the cost in the UK. Lord Warner did not know. To give credit, Dr. Jo Nurse for the Department of Health assessed the cost and reported it at £77 billion in 2007. A cost greater than combined expense of heart disease and cancer . Both were criticised as using new diagnostics. Even so, the cost above others was certainly significant. The cost for the EU was repeated in 2010 and found to be €789 billion. The UK repeat for 2010 came out at £105 billion. The Wellcome Trust had the cost for 2013 at £113 billion in 2013.
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