Most moms love the sensation of baby moving around in their bellies—at least at first. But baby’s not just moving around in there to keep you up at night or to say hello. For the first time, researchers have nailed down why babies move in utero: to develop strong bones and joints.
According to a new study published in the journal Development, those bones and joints aren’t going to develop by just sitting there. After examining chick and mouse embryos, researchers determined movement stimulates molecular interactions that guide the…
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