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

...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 and Childhood, is funded by the Wellcome Trust, the National Institutes of Health and the United Kingdom s Dep...

Art and music for the birds

...red perches offering what are considered to be the best in classical, rock, country, and jazz for local birds. Demaray’s concept of art for the birds hatched from a conversation with co-creator John Walsh, a video artist, who sent Demaray sounds made by the catbird, an avid appreciator of human noise. T...

Math that powers spam filters used to understand how brain learns to move our muscles

...eir new tool could make it possible to predict the best ways to teach new movements and help design physical therapy regimens for the disabled or impaired. Reza Shadmehr, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering at Hopkins, who with his colleagues built the new model, says the artificial brain in th...

Study shows big power of small RNAs, not just proteins, in halting cancer

...mechanism but also may provide insight into how to best engage the p53 pathway to treat cancer by killing tumor cells,” said He. ...

Studies to find better ways to preserve human eggs, ovarian tissue under way

...eservation as well to really find out which is the best option: ovarian tissue or pure eggs. Also, a better way to preserve eggs – which last about 24 hours outside the body without preservation – would reduce the cost and logistical issues of coordinating donor eggs. “The long-term goal is organ banki...

Brain holds clues to bipolar disorder

...p clinicians determine which patients will respond best to certain treatments. Neuroimaging also can help predict which patients of those who are genetically predisposed to bipolar disorder will develop symptoms of the disease....

Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications

...an previous ensemble measurements and close to the best quantum efficiencies reported for individual nanotubes. The methods researchers use to produce nanotubes creates soot that contains a number of different types of nanotubes: metallic, semiconducting, double-walled, single-walled, etc. Of these, onl...

Research shows cord blood comparable to matched bone marrow

...s to transplant physicians on the selection of the best donor for children with leukemia. Remarkably, mismatched cord blood performed as well as matched bone marrow as measured by leukemia-free survival rates, providing the degree of mismatch was limited and the number of cord blood cells available was s...

Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported

...ists will have information on age and ethnicity to best match their groups to study. ...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...quid and compressed, now ready for storage. The best storage options today lie in geologic sequestratio...h technical understanding of the risks will reveal best practices, the scientists also stressed the need for good management to see that proper procedures a...

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

Mothers know best when it comes to dressing their children, at least... from the same clutch striped, depending on what's best for each individual." It is not yet clear why an "orange" social environment triggers this hormon...

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

...ed for women to educate themselves to help get the best treatment,” said Diane Blum, MSW, executive direct...ents can work with their physicians to achieve the best possible outcomes in the management of their diagnosis.” Key questions Today, many women wan...

Marine phytoplankton changes form to protect itself from different predators

...is globosa enhances colony formation if that’s the best thing to do for survival, or it suppresses the for...r of growing as small solitary cells if that’s the best thing to do,” said Mark E. Hay, Teasley Professor of Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology....

Gene responsible for common hearing loss identified for first time

...er forms of treatment in the future; currently the best option is an operation. However, there is often an additional component of hearing loss which can’t be restored by surgery. As the gene involved is a growth factor, and the disease manifests itself by the abnormal growth of bone in the middle ear, it...

Mutating the entire genome

... genetics at the University of Utah and HHMI. “The best way to know the function of the genetic blueprint is by removing part of the DNA and seeing what goes wrong. We have found a way to do this job on a large scale that is simple and practical.” Capecchi says: “We developed a method for deleting any...

Clot-dissolving agent may be beneficial in treatment of severe frostbite

...anted to confirm our findings and to determine the best methods of assessing tissue damage and administering thrombolytics [anti-clotting drugs] in terms of timing, duration and route,” they conclude....

Weizmann Institute scientists develop a general 'control switch' for protein activity

...s of engineered proteins in order to find one that best meets their needs.” The method developed by the Weizmann Institute scientists is ready for immediate use, both in basic biomedical research and in the pharmaceutical industry, in the search for proteins that can serve as targets for new drugs. Bey...

Human genetic 'deserts' are teeming with significant life

...ation contained in the sequence can be used to its best effect, the identity and precise location of all the protein-encoding and non protein-encoding genes in the genome will have to be determined. “The notion that mammalian transcriptomes [the set of all messenger RNA molecules produced in a population...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

... “In an environment full of uncertainties, it is best to have a comprehensive plan in place,” said Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology and influenza expert at the University of Michigan. “Tamiflu is active against all types of influenza virus and will be immediately available during a pandemic if st...

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

...igious beliefs. However, in most cases, MDCT would best be employed as an adjunct to routine autopsy. Dr. Levy and colleagues performed total-body MDCT exams on 28 consecutive male drowning victims and a control group of 12 men who were victims of sudden death from coronary artery disease. Following MD...

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