Researchers at the University of Utah Health identified new treatment to reverse cleft palate in mouse pups in utero.

Affecting 6 in 2,651 children born in the United States, cleft palate is one of the most common birth defects.

The researchers clarified a molecular pathway responsible for this birth defect. Whilst the research analyzed mice, this presents a new way of looking into cleft development, placing hope on new treatments to prevent this common birth defect in people.

Read more about this new treatment in this ScienceDaily article:

 

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