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Placenta Studies

The National Children's Study (NCS) has collected, stored, and analyzed placentas from women in the Vanguard Study.

(Posted: 2/26/2014)




Remembering Dr. Lester R. Curtin

The National Children's Study (NCS) is proud to announce the establishment of two endowment funds to honor the memory of Dr. Lester R. Curtin, a prominent health statistician and longtime supporter of the NCS. 

(Posted: 11/1/2013)



National Children's Study Data Used to Study Iodine Levels in Pregnant Women

National Children's Study (NCS) researchers recently published a report in the journal, Thyroid that noted low levels of iodine in pregnant women. The study used data on pregnant women included in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the NCS Vanguard pilot study.

(Posted: 11/1/2013)

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