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Hush little baby... Linking genes, brain and behavior in children

... responsiveness, risk-seeking behavior, and attention problems in children. In the present study, brain ... were the least soothable and exhibited more attention problems compared to the other children. These ... factor or a risk factor for soothability and attention problems. The authors cautioned that there are ...

Muscular dystrophy diagnosis delayed almost 2.5 years in boys

... more than a year before families bring it to the attention of a health care provider. It takes another year ... age when families brought the signs to the attention of a health care provider was 3 years old. The ... jumping, running or claiming stairs to the attention of their health care providers as soon as they ...

UAF researchers to present at AGU press briefing

... event focusing research efforts and public attention on the Earth's polar regions. Semiletov will ... that is focusing research efforts and public attention on the Earth's polar regions. Greening of the ... that is focusing research efforts and public attention on the Earth's polar regions. Semiletov is a ...

Statin does not appear helpful for children with learning disabilities caused by genetic disorder

... skills, nonverbal long-term memory and attention span, according to background information in the ... assessing nonverbal long-term memory, assessing attention and prism adaptation task (measurement of ... Other secondary outcome measures, such as attention fluctuations and a developmental test of ...

MIT: Culture influences brain function

... the opposite tendency, engaging the brain's attention system more for absolute judgments than for ... at how widespread the engagement of the brain's attention system became when making judgments outside the ... differences come about" Everyone uses the same attention machinery for more difficult cognitive tasks, but ...

A real attention grabber

... demonstrate for the first time that covert attention can be measured in real-time via recordings of ... This finding may fundamentally change how attention is measured, grounding it in an objective and straightforward technique. Until now, measuring attention was based on indirect measures of changes in ...

Sweet potato shines as new promise for small enterprise and hunger relief in developing countries

... misunderstood and underrated, are receiving new attention as a life-saving food crop in developing ... history, sweetpotato has received relative little attention from crop improvement research. To bring attention to the issue, a recent study was published by the ...

MSU researcher helps develop computer game for Ugandan children recovering from cerebral malaria

... originally used with individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, brain injuries or ... cognitive impairment, mostly in the area of attention and to some extent in visual-spatial working ... skills, numeric concepts with memory skills and attention skills. The research team is hoping that this ...

Monkeys use 'baby talk' to interact with infants

... The calls appear to be used to elicit infants attention and encourage their behavior. They also have the ... context of interaction where the main focus of attention is the baby, Maestripieri and his colleagues ... appear to be used to attract other individuals attention or change their emotional states. When females ...

Understanding how weeds are resistant to herbicides

... for weed management. "If it's evolving multiple times, you need to pay attention to what you're doing in your field whereas if it evolved once and is moving around then you've got to pay attention to what your neighbors are doing. It's important to know how it's ...

Ability to literally imagine oneself in another's shoes may be tied to empathy

... ability with empathy, we also included a very simple task of spatial attention called the line bisection task. This test involves looking at a horizontal ... found that higher self-reported empathy was associated with paying more attention to the right side of space. Previous research has found that the left side ...

Scientists announce top 10 new species, issue SOS

... the thousands of species described in calendar year 2008 is helping draw attention to biodiversity, the field of taxonomy, and the importance of natural ... for Species Exploration is part of its public awareness campaign to shine attention on biodiversity and the field of taxonomy. Last year's list and report are ...

Scientists announce top 10 new species; issue SOS

... the thousands of species described in calendar year 2008 is helping draw attention to biodiversity, the field of taxonomy, and the importance of natural ... for Species Exploration is part of its public awareness campaign to shine attention on biodiversity and the field of taxonomy. Last year's list and report are ...

Brain's problem-solving function at work when we daydream

... lives is an important cognitive state where we may unconsciously turn our attention from immediate tasks to sort through important problems in our lives. ... you may not be achieving your immediate goal say reading a book or paying attention in class but your mind may be taking that time to address more important ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 15, 2009

... that just a decade ago major pharmaceutical companies devoted little attention to developing treatments for these diseases thus the term, "neglected" ... ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, April 20, 2009 "Paying attention to neglected diseases" This story will be available on April 20 at: ...

Rutgers study finds many consumers ignore food product recalls

... . Most respondents said they pay a great deal of attention to food recalls and, when they learn about them, tell many other people. ... School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. "Getting consumers to pay attention to news about recalls isn't the hard part," he said. "It's getting them to ...

Physical activity may strengthen children's ability to pay attention

... activity may increase students' cognitive control or ability to pay attention and also result in better performance on academic achievement tests. ... criteria, researchers noted a positive outcome linking physical activity, attention and academic achievement. Study participants were 9-year-olds (eight ...

UT Southwestern researchers identify molecule that helps the sleep-deprived to mentally rebound

... or SWA, during rebound sleep that helps restore normal working memory and attention skills to the sleep-deprived, the scientists report in the Feb. 4 issue of ... This type of skills test represents the human equivalent of the attention and working memory needed to multitask or build on tasks already done, ...

Study finds life-saving trend among seagulls

... animal kingdom. Although humans don't worry about predators, they do pay attention to the behaviour of their peers. For example, they assess the value of ... they are looking at an individual's strengths. The animals who pay attention are the ones who gain." ...

Adding high doses of sludge to neutralize soil acidity not advisable

... properties of the soil and on the water filtering through it with special attention being paid to the behaviour of heavy metals. Moreover, the effects on ... on acid forest soils. Effect on the soil-water system plan, with special attention to the behaviour of heavy metals . Dr Egiarte is an agricultural engineer ...

Promising new drug being evaluated as possible treatment option for fragile X syndrome

... X syndrome include mental impairment such as learning disabilities, attention deficit, hyperactivity, autistic-like behaviors, and anxiety and unstable ... dosing to explore the effects of fenobam on measures of sensory gating, attention and inhibition. In six of the 12 individuals there was a 20 percent ...

A walk in the park a day keeps mental fatigue away

... to test how interactions with nature and urban environments would affect attention and memory processes. First, a group of volunteers completed a task ... quite interesting. In the first experiment, performance on the memory and attention task greatly improved following the walk in the park, but did not improve ...

Low-carb diets can affect dieters' cognition skills

... dieters actually responded better than low-calorie dieters during the attention vigilance task. Researchers note that past studies have shown that diets high in protein or fat can improve a person's attention in the short-term, which is consistent with the results in this study. ...

Caltech researchers get first look at how groups of cells coordinate their movements

... of cells collapses and then begins to spread. The scientists focused their attention on the movement of cells from two cross sections of that tube, paying particular attention to the movements of cells in the mesoderm--the inner layer of cells in the ...

Social interactions can alter gene expression in the brain, and vice versa

... competitor, something the bird would likely hear in nature it drew attention to how powerfully social interactions can alter gene expression in the ... occurred in animals that have to make a living in the real world and pay attention to a lot of nuanced stimuli," he said. "So I think that was really a very ...

Yale journal finds nanomaterials may have large environmental footprint

... of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. "To date, most attention has focused on the possible toxic effects of exposure to nanoparticles and ... arising from the production technologies used to make nanomaterials need attention as well." Other topics explored in the special issue include: ...

American Physical Society announces Physics, a new, free, online publication

... Gene Sprouse, APS Editor in Chief, "and our authors need and deserve more attention for their best papers." Physics aims to meet those needs by means of three ... "Synopses" are staff-written summaries of papers that merit wider attention among physicists in all fields. "The selection process will be ...

Premature children 4 times more likely to have behavioral disorders

... to 8.8% in the full-term group, and 33.3% of pre-term children displayed attention problems, compared to 6.8%. They highlighted a distinction between ... including problems in a range of domains such as emotion, hyperactivity, attention and peer relationship problems. Parents and teachers agreed these ...

Academy publishes first biography of artist-naturalist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

... about the world and its pre-human inhabitants. Hawkins drew worldwide attention in 1868 when he created the first mount of a dinosaur skeleton, ... sculptures at the "Crystal Palace" in Sydenham (South London) captured the attention of millions of people and introduced the world to "dinosauromania." In ...

March of Dimes announces Prematurity Campaign expansion at Surgeon General's conference

... preterm birth. "The March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign has stimulated attention and action around the problem of premature birth, and this Surgeon ... such as March of Dimes Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait, which focuses attention on the challenges posed by late preterm deliveries. The campaign's ...

BBVA Foundation international study on attitudes to stem cell research

... in support for such research depending on the origin of the embryos used. attention also goes to the attitudes held on the creation of hybrid embryos for stem ... USE OF EMBRYOS DEPENDING ON THEIR ORIGIN Public debate and regulatory attention concerning research with stem cells has recently crystallized around two ...

Carnegie Mellon studies how climate change impacts food production

... curbing the perils of global climate warming. Despite the recent popular attention to the distance that food travels from farm to plate, aka food miles, ... climate impacts. Our analysis shows that despite all the attention given to food miles, the distance that food travels is only around 11% of ...

Learning and the brain

... and learning problems How the brain can be retrained to improve attention and memory The role of brain plasticity in resilience, empathy, and ... and from physical exercise. The performing arts foster the sustained attention necessary to improve performance in other areas of cognition. Early ...

Statistics are insufficient for study of proteins' signal system

... Ten years ago great attention was attracted by the discovery that it was possible to demonstrate signal ... transfer also occurs in small proteins. Nearly ten years ago great attention was attracted by an article published in Science that described a method ...

A stronger heart with flavonoids

... such as that of absorption of food flavonoids. That is why we need to turn attention on other features. The most obvious solution appeared to be to study the ... is estimated to be only 12 mg per day. The Authors turned their attention on Mediterranean diet stressing the crucial difference between this kind ...

Adolescent girls with ADHD are at increased risk for eating disorders, study shows

... Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder stand a substantially greater risk of ... children, and three times more boys than girls. Symptoms include a short attention span, poor organization, excessive talking, disruptive and aggressive ...

Species explorers ask: What's on Your planet?

... will effectively prove a new field: cybertaxonomy, he says. To bring attention to cybertaxonomy and to celebrate the founding of the institute, a ... www.PlanetBob.asu.edu and the video Planet Bob represent new ways to draw attention to and increase public awareness of biodiversity and taxonomy, in a ...

The top 5 ways medical physics has changed health care

... of medical physicists, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is calling attention to the field of medical physics achievements "There are a number of ... Cancer Center in New York. In the coming year, the AAPM will be calling attention to the many ways in which medical physics has revolutionized medicine. A ...

For nutrition info, moms like the Web best

... suggested that the mothers liked the Web site format best. They paid more attention to information presented on the Web site and understood it better. They ... approach to communicating health informationthe game holds the person's attention while communicating the health message. However, the new results ...

If you don't want to fall ill this Christmas, then share a festive kiss but don't shake hands

... or C. difficile, then we have to start in our own homes, by paying greater attention to good hand hygiene. They also warn that, in the event of a flu pandemic, ... of Public Health in New York and another co-author, says: Because so much attention has been paid to getting people to wash their hands, there is a danger ...
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