What research is being done on spina bifida?

Currently, a great deal of research is being conducted to learn more about spina bifida, what causes it, and how it can be treated. Major areas of study are the following:

Genetic causes: Currently, researchers are seeking to determine what genetic factors contribute to spina bifida.Features of neural tube disorders: Researchers are now studying neural tube disorders in order to learn more about the defects.Prenatal surgery: To further investigate the benefits of prenatal surgery and its safety, researchers are conducting a large study.

Continue Learning about Spina Bifida

If I have spina bifida, should I avoid having children?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Most sensory-related developmental disorders cannot be predicted.  However, some sensory-related dev...
More Answers
What is spina bifida?
March of DimesMarch of Dimes
Spina bifida is the most common kind of neural tube defect (also called NTD). Neural tube defects (a...
More Answers
How can I get my child with spina bifida involved in his own medical care?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
As people with spina bifida mature, they will perform more and more activities themselves. They migh...
More Answers
What is open spina bifida?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Open spina bifida is the less common version of the birth defect spina bifida, also known as cleft s...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.