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Prenatal Stress Keeps Infants, Toddlers up at Night, Study Says

...ogical interventions could instill a whole host of benefits that may carry-over to the child, OConnor said. Still, more clinical research is needed to see how we can best promote healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. The ALSPAC study, part of the WHO-initiated European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy a...

FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...ibility are an important move towards ensuring the benefits of nanotechnology are realized without undue risk,” Dr. Maynard said. “FDA is limited in its oversight of nanotechnology by the dearth of available risk research data on nanomaterials. Because the agency is resource-starved, there are scant funds fo...

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

...d. The trials at Wollongbar have focused on the benefits of agrichar to agricultural productivity. "When... only. "And that is without considering the other benefits of agrichar." Regarding soil chemistry, Dr Van Zwieten said agrichar raised soil pH at about one-...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...opment with protecting important biodiversity that benefits local communities and the global ecosystem. “Suriname has some of the Amazon’s most pristine and intact rainforest, which offers huge potential for scientific research and economic investment in carbon sequestration, as well as the sustenance it h...

A new plant-bacterial symbiotic mechanism promising for crop applications

... live. This close relationship is symbiosis, which benefits both organisms involved: the plant supplies nutritive elements to the bacteria which in return pass on the nitrogen they have stored up. These interactions improve crop yields of leguminous plants that are crucial for human diet (soybean, peas, gro...

Hormone helps mice 'hibernate,' survive starvation

...e processes. “We want to see if we can get some benefits of eating less without actually eating less,” he said. Manipulating the PPAR-alpha-FGF21 signaling pathway might ultimately prove to be a vital part of the ongoing search for new therapies for human obesity and other metabolic conditions, Dr. Klie...

Longer treatment benefits sleep apnea patients

... hours each night to realize the greatest possible benefits of therapy. "Relationship Between Hours of CPAP Use and Achieving Normal Levels of Sleepiness and Daily Functioning," is published in the June issue of the journal SLEEP. More than 12 million adult Americans are believed to have sleep apnea, ...

ASU research shows connection between testosterone, dietary antioxidants and bird coloration

...ts orange and corn yellow, have even deeper health benefits than originally thought. They appear to fight off the negative impacts that testosterone can have on an animal’s health. The researchers, Kevin McGraw an assistant professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences and Daniel Ardia, of Franklin and Marsh...

Women well informed about breast cancer, yet lacking knowledge about current treatments

...ments are available to me" What are the risks and benefits of those treatments" What is my risk that my breast cancer will come back and/or spread to another part of my body" Where do I go for support when I need it"...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

...ncluding RNA transcripts, that provide no specific benefits in terms of survival or reproduction. As this pool turns over during evolutionary time, researchers speculate it may serve as a “warehouse for natural selection” by acting as a source of functional elements unique to each species and of elements that...

Herpes virus hijacks DNA repair process

...duce was again curtailed. How DNA damage response benefits viral replication is still a mystery and a topic of continuing investigation in the Virgin lab. "The discovery that induction of the cells' DNA damage response is an intentional viral strategy, rather than a passive cellular response to viral inva...

Warning from Asian bees

...lates back to bee pollinated crops, so most of the benefits of honeybees actually come from pollinations. “About 90 fruit and vegetable crops, including melons, pumpkins, and even cotton are more productive with their help. “And almond crops rely entirely on honeybees for pollination and Australia’s you...

Staphylococcus aureus hides out in cells

...based member of the research team. “S. aureus then benefits from natural or programmed cell death to re-emerge and trigger another episode of infection, leading to chronicity.”...

CU study reveals why starling females cheat

...both direct (like additional helpers) and indirect benefits (like better genes for the offspring), but that th...r cooperative breeders, despite the dual potential benefits for females in seeking extra-pair mates. "In most avian cooperative breeders, 40 to 60 percent of...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...ngry, getting the person to talk or write may have benefits beyond whatever actual insights are gained. These ...is moves us forward in beginning to understand the benefits of mindfulness meditation. For the first time, we’re now applying scientific principles to try to un...

Skimmed milk -- Straight from the cow

...cts is taste, so this would be a way of giving the benefits of taste without the disadvantage of saturated fats,’ according to Komorowski. This may also overcome the problem of waste. ‘If you can genetically produce milk without fat then that may turn out to be a very good solution to what might later be a...

Ants show us how to make super-highways

... the group as a whole. It also suggests that these benefits are a consequence of the unusual and derived foraging strategy of the army ant (Eciton burchellii). This highlights the importance of considering ecology and evolutionary history in the study of social organisation in animal societies....

Smallpox outbreak: How long would it take for vaccines to protect people? Would it work?

...ently licensed smallpox vaccine, however, provides benefits post-exposure, and may be useful in further preventing the spread of the disease. "If there were a release of the smallpox virus, we would vaccinate people immediately after the release," Frey said. "We'd move in and vaccinate people to prevent th...

A cherry on top: Tart cherries may alter heart/diabetes factors

...Laboratory, which studies the potential preventive benefits of antioxidant-rich foods. Support for the new study comes from an unrestricted grant from the Cherry Marketing Institute, a trade association for the cherry industry. CMI has no influence on the design, conduct or analysis of any U-M research it fun...

More recycling on the farm could reduce environmental problems

...come this disadvantage, and points out that social benefits could be expected. Pearson argues that existing funding programs for farmers could be modified to encourage more regenerative agriculture, and suggests that philanthropists and professional bodies could stimulate its uptake....

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