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Virus weaves itself into the DNA transferred from parents to babies

... said Caroline Breese Hall, M.D., professor of pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Rochester ... and author of the study which publishes in pediatrics this month. "With further study, we hope to ... said Mary Caserta, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and ...

UT Health Science Center researchers study diet and autism

... current studies on autism in the Department of pediatrics and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral ... Fernando Navarro, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at the medical school and lead investigator of ... professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, pediatrics and biomedical sciences at the health science ...

Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger

... field of childhood malnutrition who is the Helene B. Roberson Professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine; and member, Donald Danforth ... Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., the Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and chairman of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. "St. Louis Children's ...

Camphor-containing products may cause seizures in children

... of Yeshiva University. The study, published in this month's issue of pediatrics , calls for efforts to educate communities about the hazards of camphor ... said study leader Hnin Khine, M.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics at both Einstein and Children's Hospital at Montefiore, The University ...

Doctors endorse vegan and vegetarian diets for healthy pregnancies

... PCRM nutrition experts are available for comment in response to a new pediatrics study showing that low levels of vitamin B12 may increase the risk for neural tube defects. The pediatrics study is based on analysis of stored blood samples originally collected ...

States expand newborn screening for life-threatening disorders

... Dimes recommended criteria for adding screens in an editorial published in pediatrics and launched its advocacy efforts to require comprehensive newborn ... by clinicians and researchers alike, including the American Academy of pediatrics (AAP) and the ACHDNC. Both the March of Dimes and the AAP have called for ...

Marked improvement in body image, physical stamina, post-surgical pectus patients report

... to exercise, according to a study published December in the journal pediatrics . The study, conducted at 11 North American hospitals, involved ... Hospital of The King's Daughters and Professor of Clinical Surgery and pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. "For too long, many in ...

International team discovers gene associated with epilepsy

... the study's lead author Alex Bassuk, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and a pediatric ... by Hatem El-Shanti, M.D., a University of Iowa adjunct professor of pediatrics who now leads genetics research for the country of Qatar. The two other ...

Flu shot protects kids -- even during years with a bad vaccine match

... children every year. This is according to new research published in pediatrics by the University of Rochester Medical Center. The study looked at ... the people around them," said Peter Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H., a professor of pediatrics and Community and Preventive Medicine at the University of Rochester ...

RSV may hide in the lungs, lead to asthma, UT Southwestern researchers report

... be associated with RSV," said Dr. Asuncion Mejias, assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern and senior author of a study available online and in ... at least one RSV infection by age 3, said Dr. Octavio Ramilo, professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern and study co-author. About 3 percent to 10 percent of ...

Codeine not safe for all breastfeeding moms and their babies

... & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario, and is a professor of pediatrics at both Western and the University of Toronto. He is also a senior ... used for pain relief and is recommended by the American Academy of pediatrics as being compatible with breastfeeding. Following numerous reports through ...

A baby's smile is a natural high

... College of Medicine researchers in a report that appears in the journal pediatrics today. The finding could help scientists figure out the special ... it sometimes go wrong, said Dr. Lane Strathearn, assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM and Texas Children's Hospital and a research associate in BCM's ...

War between the sexes begins before twins' birth, TAU researchers say

... the boy to the girl in utero, says Prof. Brian Reichman, a lecturer in pediatrics at Tel Aviv Universitys Sackler School of Medicine. Girl Twins Lose ... that females with male twins may be more masculinized later in life. A pediatrics commentary on the research, Beware of the Weaker Sex: Don't Get Too Close ...

Pediatricians alerted to the developmental nature of underage drinking in special journal supplement

... dependent is related to how early the young person starts drinking. NIAAAs pediatrics supplement includes researchers from a wide range of scientific ... Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research and co-editor of the pediatrics supplement. By providing clinicians with this information, we anticipate ...

Drug aimed at 2 bioterror agents blocks live viral infection, Weill Cornell team reports

... Nipah," explains study senior researcher Dr. Anne Moscona, a professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and ... says Dr. Porotto, assistant professor of microbiology in the Department of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College. Based on that work, Drs. Porotto and ...

Study uncovers clues to cystic fibrosis gene dysfunction and gastrointestinal disease

... gastroenterologist at Hasbro Childrens Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The CFTR ... and liver diseases at Hasbro Childrens Hospital. He is also a professor of pediatrics at Alpert Medical School. ...

Largest study to investigate risk factors of autism to begin enrolling families

... development of social and communication skills. The American Academy of pediatrics recently released guidelines recommending all children be screened for ... and families, said Dr. Marc Lerner, MD, FAAP, the American Academy of pediatrics Chair of State Government Affairs for California. What is now needed is ...

NIH stimulus funding supports Emory biomedical scientists

... video viewing on infant learning TV programs and videos targeted at infants are flourishing, despite the recommendation by the American Academy of pediatrics that watching videos is potentially harmful to the development of children under the age of two. This study will provide critical experimental ...

First human gets new antibody aimed at hepatitis C virus

... pleased that this program has now entered the clinical trial phase," said Donna Ambrosino, MD, executive director of MassBiologics and a professor of pediatrics at the Medical School. "This trial will test the safety of the antibody and measure its activity in the subjects. This will help us determine the ...

More than half of Texas physicians do not always recommend HPV vaccine to girls

... efforts are needed to encourage physicians to follow these national recommendations," said Jessica Kahn, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been mired in controversy since it was ...

Research shows rates of severe childhood obesity have tripled

... childhood obesity have tripled in the last 25 years, putting many children at risk for diabetes and heart disease, according to a report in Academic pediatrics by an obesity expert at Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "Children are not only becoming ...

A genetic basis for schizophrenia

... however, major breakthroughs linking its genetics to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment are still unrealized. Jill Morris, PhD assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and a researcher in the Human Molecular Genetics Program of Children's Memorial Research ...

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC scientists identify enzyme important in aging

... studying an "anti-aging" mouse model that lives longer than a typical mouse. The study, led by Abbe de Vallejo, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics and immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and immunologist at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, reports that the novel ...

Genetic finding could lead to targeted therapy for neuroblastoma

... cancers, which has proved to be a challenge for researchers trying to uncover its causes, said Peter Zage, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Children's Cancer Hospital at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. "Dr. Maris' group has been able to collect a relatively ...

Growth in German children

... edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106(23): 377-82), Bettina Gohlke and Joachim Woelfle of the Department of pediatrics at the University of Bonn summarize the current state of knowledge of changes in height and of the physical development of young people. 7- to ...

Peripheral nerve repair with fat precursor cells led to wider nerves and less muscle atrophy

... disorders is promising and this study demonstrates their potential benefit towards nerve repair," said section editor Dr. John Sladek, professor of pediatrics and neuroscience at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. ...

American Society for Microbiology honors George Liu

... American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Award is being presented to George Liu, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA. Sponsored by Merck Research Laboratories, the Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Award is presented in memory of ...

Researchers engineer metabolic pathway in mice to prevent diet-induced obesity

... June 3 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism , chemical and biomolecular engineering professor James Liao, associate professor of human genetics and pediatrics Katrina Dipple and their research team demonstrate how they successfully constructed a non-native pathway in mice that increased fatty acid ...

Continuous glucose monitoring technology -- special issue of Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics

... becoming the standard of care," writes Satish K. Garg, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics , and Professor of Medicine and pediatrics from the University of Colorado Denver, in an editorial introducing the supplement. Over the past decade, "The annual healthcare costs related to ...

UF makes gene therapy advance in severe genetic disorder

... treatment of the disease in humans," said Joseph Wolfsdorf, M.B., B.Ch., a pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Hospital Boston and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School who studies glycogen storage disease in children. Finding better treatments for the glycogen storage disease is crucial ...

Pediatric carbon monoxide poisoning linked to video games after Hurricane Ike

... being used. In 75 percent of those cases, the generator was used to run video games. The data are published in the June 1 issue of the Journal of pediatrics . All of the patients were treated at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, the only hospital in Houston with a hyperbaric oxygen treatment ...

Study finds link between individual stress and adolescent obesity

... a member of the agricultural and consumer economics faculty at the University of Illinois; and Joey Eisenmann, a member of the kinesiology and pediatrics faculty at Michigan State University; also contributed to the study. The study analyzes data obtained from the "Welfare, Children and Families: A ...

Muscular dystrophy diagnosis delayed almost 2.5 years in boys

... while pilot studies on newborn screening are conducted. Recent University of Rochester Medical Center research published in the Journal of pediatrics shows that boys who are eventually diagnosed with DMD show signs of the disease for more than a year before families bring it to the attention of a ...

Demmler-Harrison honored for devoted work with pediatric society

... Hazinski, M.D. Distinguished Service Award. Demmler-Harrison, director of the Virology Laboratory at Texas Children's Hospital and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, received the award at the recent Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. The meeting is ...

Novel antibody prevents infection by hepatitis C virus

... of the Liver (EASL). "We are pleased with the progress of this program," said Donna Ambrosino, MD, executive director of the MBL and a professor of pediatrics at the Medical School. "This antibody shows significant efficacy against the virus." In the current study, MBL scientists injected transgenic ...

Georgetown University's Howard J. Federoff, M.D., Ph.D. receives Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award

... annual award is based on the quality of a researcher's contribution and its impact in advancing neural repair," said John Sladek, PhD, professor of pediatrics and neuroscience at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and ASNTR founding president. Recent past winners include Paul Carvey, PhD, Rush ...

March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to scientists unraveling the causes of muscular dystrophy

... His work unraveled the molecular mechanisms of muscular dystrophies. Dr. Kunkel, also a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, is professor of pediatrics and Genetics at Harvard Medical School as well as Director of the Program in Genomics at The Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. More than ...

Mass Biologic Labs/UMass Med School and Medarex license C. difficile monoclonal antibody to Merck

... new treatment for a significant public health threat is the mission of MBL," said Donna Ambrosino, M.D., executive director of MBL and professor of pediatrics at UMMS. "We are delighted that through this license agreement this candidate will advance towards final clinical studies and thus will potentially ...

Caffeine appears to be beneficial in males -- but not females -- with Lou Gehrig's disease

... by Sandeep Raha2 and Mark A. Tarnopolsky2 (1School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Department of pediatrics and Medicine, McMaster University Hamilton, ON, Canada). The researchers will present their findings at the 122nd Annual Meeting of the American ...

Caffeine appears to be beneficial in males -- but not females -- with Lou Gehrig's disease

... by Sandeep Raha2 and Mark A. Tarnopolsky2 (1School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Department of pediatrics and Medicine, McMaster University Hamilton, ON, Canada). The researchers will present their findings at the 122nd Annual Meeting of the American ...
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