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Race/ethnicity, family income and education associated with sugar consumption

... , researchers report that race/ethnicity, family income and educational status are independently ... were inversely related to both education and family income. There were significant differences across ... exposure, cancer screening, genetic testing and family history of cancer. A limited number of questions ...

U of M study identifies risk factors of disordered eating in overweight youth

... articles about dieting, reporting a lack of family connectedness, placing a high importance on ... this study also suggest the importance of strong family relationships for overweight adolescents. These ... to strong social pressures to be thin. Lack of family connectedness, including not ...

Siberian jays use complex communication to mob predators

... their calling depending on group composition. family groups utter much more calls than groups that ... are meerkats, a small mammal that lives in large family groups. Together with earlier published ... Not only our ancestors but also other family group living animals outwit their predators with ...

Genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk may be greatly underutilized

... a decade, a new study finds that few women with family histories of these cancers are even discussing ... and more routine to collect, update and interpret family history information, which could come through the ... we can stress that women should be aware of their family history of breast and ovarian cancer on both ...

ESA's Earth observation missions: Sharing teams and facilities boosts efficiency

... With ESA's family of Earth observation missions expanding, it makes ... Control Room (DCR). Under the new Mission family concept, the same operations methods, facilities ... launched between 2011 and 2015. The Mission family concept's intrinsic value was proven just prior ...

Late motherhood boosts family lifespan

... and environmental factors. "If women in your family give birth at older ages, you may well have a ... author, demographer Ken R. Smith, a professor of family and consumer studies at the University of Utah. ... then there may be some genetic benefit in your family that will enhance your longevity." For ...

Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases

... in the country. In the study, none of the family members without the ACTA2 defect had any vascular ... During the research, Milewicz identified a large family with persistent livedo reticularis, a purplish ... by the occlusion of arteries in the skin. This family also had a history of premature onset coronary ...

Rotator cuff tears: Are they all in the family?

... found an increased risk for these tears in family members of patients with rotator cuff tears. The ... exact genetic component," said Dr. Tashjian, "our family history data supports that heredity plays a role ... including: Prevention Knowing about a family history of rotator cuff disease can alert ...

Hippo ancestry disputed

... disputing a recent study that creates a different family tree for the hippo. That research was ... instead used fossil evidence alone to create a family tree and reach the conclusion that hippos have ... water and fed on land. When biologists study family trees, they traditionally rely on morphology, in ...

Regular family meals result in better eating habits for adolescents

... to examine the long-term benefits of regular family meals for diet quality during the transition from ... found adolescents who participated in regular family meals reported more healthful diets and meal patterns compared to adolescents without regular family meals. Data were drawn from Project EAT, a ...

Children seriously affected when a parent suffers from depression

... responsibility for the ill parent and for other family members. It is therefore important for the health ... Hedman Ahlstrm has examined the way in which family life is affected when a parent is suffering from ... communicate with each other as they used to. family interplay and reciprocity decrease. The depressed ...

Study examining role of genetics and environment in type 1 diabetes

... type 1 diabetes did not have an immediate family history. "It hits them out of left field because ... have been traveling all through mom's side of the family and dad's side of the family and maybe that magical combination has not ...

Y chromosome and surname study challenges infidelity 'myth'

... , may help genealogists create more accurate family trees even when records are missing. It also ... type. "Attenboroughs essentially form one big family of distant relatives," says Dr King. "The Y ... genealogists in their efforts to populate their family trees, particularly when parish records and other ...

Hispanic women and breast cancer: An understudied group

... vs. 3.2 in the United States. Prevalence of family history of breast cancer was significantly higher ... said Martinez. #PR-4. Increased odds of family history for triple-negative breast cancer in ... at the Arizona Cancer Center, found that having a family history of breast cancer increased the risk of ...

Mayo Clinic researchers suspect a novel gene is causing restless legs syndrome in a large family

... that the restless legs syndrome found in this family is likely due to a gene mutation that has never ... in other families around the world, but this family does not have any of those mutations. "That means this family likely has a novel gene that is causing the ...

New computational technique allows comparison of whole genomes as easily as whole books

... the relative positions of the groups in the family tree - that is, how recently these groups evolved ... from which a computer program constructs a family tree, with near relatives assumed to have more ... length of 18 base pairs, this test created a family tree identical to the phylogenetic trees ...

Genetic mutation causes familial susceptibility for degenerative brain disease

... or recurrent forms of the disease. In one family central to the current study, 16 family members had clinical symptoms of ANE. Presence of ... who died from their illness. About half of the family members also carried the gene mutation. Of those, ...

Boy or girl? It's in the father's genes

... Evolutionary Biology , involved a study of 927 family trees containing information on 556,387 people ... America and Europe going back to 1600. "The family tree study showed that whether you're likely to ... and pass it to their children. In the first family tree (A) the grandfather is mm, so all his ...

Men with wives, significant others more likely to be screened for prostate cancer

... completed questionnaires containing queries on family history of prostate cancer, concern about getting prostate cancer and marital status. If men had a family history of prostate cancer, they were 50 percent ... However, the likelihood among men with a family history to get screened decreased if they lived ...

International team discovers gene associated with epilepsy

... in the Middle East and came from one of three family lines. Of the 47 individuals in the three family lines, 23 had a form of progressive myoclonus ... -- a condition that causes imbalance. One family line has been extensively described by Hatem ...

Genetic risk factors may tailor prostate cancer screening approaches

... Men with a family history of prostate cancer and African-American ... cancer, such as African-American men and men with family members with the disease. Can these markers be ... group, an all-Caucasian set of men who have no family or personal history of the disease. The men in ...

HJF nursing specialist wins prestigious Celina Field Cargiver Award

... those living in pain, as well as the friends and family members who provide care and support. "The ... coping with life-altering injuries and the family members who care for them," said Mark Rasmussen, ... countless providers, administrators, patients and family members about holistic, multidisciplinary ...

Jefferson Department of Surgery announces new pancreas tumor registry

... The questionnaires are designed to elicit the family health history of a patient with pancreatic cancer or a non-affected family member, and to document exposure to occupational ... endoscopic ultrasound for patients with a strong family history of pancreatic cancer," added Dr. Yeo. ...

156th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami

... . SOUND AND FURY IN A SINGLE family HOME "Apart from road and air traffic noise, and ... neighbors, the most important noise in single family residences usually is the noise generated within the residence ... A case is presented where family relations started to deteriorate due to the low ...

Modern genetics vs. ancient frog-killing fungus

... important, but Rosenblum identifies one family as particularly interesting. The family of genes in question, known as fungalysin ... frogs. But in this deadly fungus, genes in the family appear 29 times. Additionally, the genes ...

On the trail of a targeted therapy for blood cancers

... University School of Medicine are focusing on a family of blood proteins that they hope holds a key to ... and molecular biology, studied how the cullin family of proteins affects the degradation of proteins ... American Society of Hematology. The cullin family of proteins is involved in the degradation of ...

Study reveals specific gene in adolescent men with delinquent peers

... who had both the 10-repeat allele and a high-risk family environment (one marked by a disengaged mother ... genuine empirical evidence that the social and family environment in an adolescent's life can either ... attraction to delinquent peers regardless of family type, but parents from low-risk families are ...

Unique study shows oil, gas seismic work not affecting Gulf sperm whales

... whales that reside in the Gulf. Most of these are family groups of females and maturing young. When one family group socializes with another family group in the Gulf, they make very distinct ....

Biochemists manipulate fruit flavor enzymes

... of HPL. AOS and HPL are part of a super family of enzymes called cytochrome P450. P450 family enzymes are found in most bacteria and all known ... are not found in humans, there are related P450 family members that help metabolize nearly half of the ...

Sociological research shows combined impact of genetics, social factors on delinquency

... and specific social control influences (e.g., family characteristics and processes; popularity and ... layers of social context simultaneously (i.e., family dynamics, peer relations, and school-related ... a link between the DRD2 gene and having daily family meals. Daily meals with one or two parents are a ...

Review article provides tools for the Rosaceae genomics community

... apple, peach and pear. Members of this plant family provide high-value nutritional foods and they are ... resources for representative crops in this family such as apple, peach and strawberry. These crops ... to study the crop species in the Rosaceae family are well positioned to benefit from these ...

Book's plea: Save the bonobos

... became acquainted with Coxe and Hurley, who have family at Martha's Vineyard where Goodenough and her family spend summers. At Coxe's suggestion, ... In this story, you'll learn about Lucy and her family and see amazing photographs that will make you ...

Primate's scent speaks volumes about who he is

... for fatherhood, but also a bit about their family tree as well. "We now know that there's ... primate cousins of ours who split from the family tree before the monkeys and apes parted ways, ... likely to help prevent inbreeding by signaling family relationships to females, but the research to ...

At Boston symposium, NARSAD researchers report on genes and family traits

... more targeted therapies for depression." family Traits Provide Clues to Genes for Schizophrenia, ... disease, 25 percent and 50 percent of family members, respectively, have the same illness. In contrast, only 6.5 percent of family members of people with schizophrenia actually ...

Genetic mutation associated with increased risk of lung cancer

... smoking history, demographic characteristics and family history of cancer. A total of 13.4 percent of ... among moderate to heavy smokers. Patients with a family history of lung cancer or other cancers in their ... similar 1ATD carrier rate to those without such a family history, all significantly higher than the ...

New family of gecko discovered by researchers from the U of Minnesota and Villanova University

... Villanova University have discovered a new family of gecko, the charismatic large-eyed lizard ... used this genetic data to reconstruct the animals family tree. The resulting new classification is ... his discovery will add to a more accurate gecko family tree that, in turn, will allow scientists to ...

Scientists dig deeper into the genetics of schizophrenia by evaluating microRNAs

... a window into how abnormalities in microRNAs, a family of molecules that regulate expression of numerous ... of the brain. When they discovered that the gene family of microRNAs was affected, they suspected that ... of this disorder. Implication of such a large family of genes (the most recent estimate puts the ...

Researchers reveal structure of protein that repairs damage to cancer cells

... double-stranded DNA. They failed because this family of proteins binds DNA weakly, which foils the ... obesity gene in humans that belongs to the same family of proteins as AlkB. A defect in this gene, FTO, ... in the cell by turning genes off and on. This family of proteins might use demethylation as a signal ...

U of M research finds teens who have TV in their bedroom are less likely to engage in healthy habits

... eating fruits or vegetables, and enjoying family meals. They also consumed larger quantities of ... study habits, grades, diet, exercise habits, and family connectedness. Nearly two-thirds of the ... (1.7 versus 2 servings per day), and had fewer family meals (2.9 versus 3.7 meals per week). Boys with ...

New fish has a face even Dale Chihuly could love

... humans do, could represent an entirely unknown family of fishes, says a University of Washington fish ... Whether the new fish represent a new family will entail DNA testing and a close examination ... for example, all dog species belong to the larger family that includes wolves, coyotes and, even, hyenas. ...
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