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Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

... which they form social bonds with their partners, offspring and kin. By making careful comparisons with model species like mole-rats, we may be able to tease apart the relative contribution of genes, environment, up-bringing and culture to complex social behaviour in our own species, he added. Dr Faulkes pr...

British Woman Who Has inherited Breast Cancer Wants to Spread Awareness

...ral different women and the majority of his female offspring developed breast cancer. Martin Ledwick, a cancer information nurse at Cancer Research UK, says that cancers where mutations of the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 play a role are around five per cent of the 41,000 cases diagnosed each year. "We've identif...

Mild Stress During Pregnancy may Worsen Offspring's Risk of Cerebral Palsy

...ronic mild stress may increase the risk that their offspring will develop cerebral palsy . Cerebral palsy is ...erre Gressens, MD, PhD and his team found that the offspring born from stressed mothers showed brain lesions about twice as big as those in offspring of unstress...

Natural Selection in Butterflies

...ers noted that bacteria that selectively kill male offspring are found among a range of arthropods, so what was... 14 females in the lab and confirmed that the male offspring from this group were surviving with sex ratios near parity. For Savaii, the population was initial...

Genetics is Not the Reason for Family Break-ups

...o the higher rates of break-ups experienced by the offspring of divorced couples . This is the first study to look at genetics as a reason in the higher-than-usual divorce rate among children of divorced parents. The researchers found that the parents' divorce itself, played a key role in the failed unions. ...

'Demi Moore Had Miscarriage Two Years Ago', Says Her Sister-in-law

... Morgan so that she can stay involved with all his offspring and keep all of her little flock close. She's a piece of work," Guynes added....

Genome Annotation by Mutation

...named Cre in its cells. When the mice are bred, an offspring mouse has loxP DNA on two sites on the same chromo...named Cre in its cells. When the mice are bred, an offspring mouse has loxP DNA on two sites on the same chromosome and also has the Cre gene. The protein made b...

Neurological Disorder Gene Identified

...ome mice of a common laboratory type gave birth to offspring with a strange, wobbly gait and light coat color. The offspring quickly developed signs of severe central nervous system degeneration and peripheral neuropathy and ...

Another Sexual Attraction is Possible ...

... may eventually become a new species. As such, the offspring of such parents would inherit the mutant communication system of their parents, which could "spark" the divergence leading to the formation of a new species. The European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, is a model species that is particularly well-...

Bamboo Seed: Viagra and Food for Mizos

...f food throughout the year. 'Rats feed on their offspring during food scarcity and this checks their population outburst, but during mautam when there is plenty of bamboo seeds to eat, they stop their cannibalism and multiply rapidly,' he said. And clearly many in Mizoram are impressed. When John Neih...

Second-hand Smoke Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Kids' Psychological Problems

... of serious psychological problems compared to the offspring of women who had no prenatal exposure to smoke. The study also provides the first evidence linking mothers' second-hand smoke exposure while pregnant to their children's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder. Psycho...

Successful Dads Have Not So Successful Daughters

...the pecking order can rest assured that their male offspring will take after them, but it's a very different s...esearch carried out on deer showed that the female offspring of the biggest and strongest stags were less successful at breeding and had fewer fawns during their...

Indian Researcher Finds Human Urine Grows Better Fish Food

...s food on fish farms, live longer and produce more offspring if reared in diluted urine. As part of their research, Bara Bihari Jana and his colleagues at the university, mixed ground water with human urine from the university's urinals and added the zooplankton Moina micrura, which is often fed to hatchlin...

Female Ducks Develop Complicated Genitals to Outwit Aggressive Males

... a third of all matings. Yet only 3 percent of the offspring are the result of forced matings. To me, it means these females are successful with this strategy, she said. Dr. Brennan suspects that when the females of a species evolved better defenses, they drove the evolution of male phalluses. The males have...

Common Pain Killer may Reduce the Risk of Brain Damage in Premature Babies

...ven the drugs for two days before delivering their offspring prematurely. The team showed that celecoxib cut the risk in offspring of having a moderate or severe bleed in half, from 90 percent to 45 percent. The percentage was redu...

Delivering Baby, the Natural Way.

...ctors and midwives and confidently catch their own offspring as they leave the womb. "Birthing uses the same hormones as lovemaking - so why would you want anyone poking and prodding you, observing you and putting you under a spotlight?," said Veronika Robinson, an Australian based in Britain who sees growi...

Sheep Offer Model for Undernourishment in Pregnant Teen Girls

... who, in increasing numbers worldwide, are bearing offspring before they have finished growing. A team of scientists, headed by Dr. Jacqueline Wallace of the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland, found that limiting the food intake of adolescent ewes during pregnancy impairs the nutrient supply to...

Mouse Model Points to Strategy for Treating Rare Muscle Disease & Kidney Disorders

...g to test in HIBM patients. To date, none of the offspring born to transgenic mice who received ManNAc supplementation have gone on to develop muscle weakness, but the mutant mice remain smaller than their unaffected siblings. Studies are currently ongoing in Dr. Huizings laboratory to study the mutant mice ...

Cigarette Smoke Alters DNA in Sperm, Genetic Damage Could Pass to Offspring

... show evidence that fathers can potentially damage offspring long before they may even meet their future mate.' Males, whether they are mouse or man, generate a constant supply of new sperm from self-renewing spermatogonial stem cells. Yauk, along with colleagues at Health Canada and McMaster University, stu...

Lizard Mothers Dress Their Progeny to Ensure Success in Later Life

...ch between back patterns and other traits that her offspring possess,' said Lesley Lancaster, a UCSC graduate student and first author of the paper. 'The females are dressing their progeny for success, because they need a different back pattern in different conditions,' Sinervo said. 'It's like fashion--she...

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