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

... them are suspect in the least for causing adverse effects to baby. Given prenatally, psychological 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 ...

St. Jude study solves mystery of mammalian ears

...variety of causes for hearing loss, including side effects of chemotherapy for cancer. One strength of St. Jude is that researchers have the ability to ask some very basic questions about how the body works, and then use those answers to solve medical problems in the future.” The long-standing argument cen...

Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...vaccine that would work by boosting the protective effects of one or more of these genes, and help the body's... that may confer protection for patients but whose effects did not reach statistical significance in the study. However, some of these polymorphisms could ulti...

Enzyme delivered in smaller package protects cells from radiation damage

...igh doses of radiation may have long-term negative effects on healthy tissues and organs, such as the kidney, liver and thyroid gland. Based on previous studies showing that intravenous gene therapy delivery of the enzyme manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) could protect mice from whole body irradiati...

Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...everyone because of the potential for serious side effects in certain individuals. “For example, the current ...ne. “Because the vaccine is weakened, the side effects should be minimized enough to give the vaccine to all individuals, even those whose immune systems a...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...wed the mice for an additional month, watching for effects in the brain regions that were awash in higher-tha... also been fraught with difficulty, producing side effects such as encephalitis or severe brain inflammation in people with Alzheimer’s. “The potential to t...

Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients

... of death were adjusted to exclude the compounding effects of smoking.) Because the production of these growth factors and cytokines is controlled by the same “master switch”—a regulator protein known as nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB)—the researchers suggest that this protein may represent a new targe...

Cigarette smoke alters DNA in sperm, genetic damage could pass to offspring

...ed to firsthand smoke. They also plan to study the effects of secondhand smoke on male mice as well the possibility that the eggs of females are affected by smoke....

Hormone helps mice 'hibernate,' survive starvation

...researchers have found. The starvation-fighting effects of the hormone, called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), are described for the first time in a study appearing online today in Cell Metabolism. FGF21, triggered in starving mice by a specific cellular receptor that controls the use of fat as ...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...er normal conditions to compensate for the harmful effects of APOE4 and other genes in older people and that the GAB2 risk gene lacks this protective effect. The study, funded by Kronos Science Laboratory, an affiliate of Phoenix-based Kronos Optimal Health Company, will enable Kronos to develop a test t...

Bigger horns equal better genes

...selection weakens with age, genetic mutations have effects that accumulate over time. Therefore, differences in genetic quality become more apparent as an organism ages. Coltman noted that his study, which incorporated genetic samples from more than 150 ibex, took into account the fact that environmental...

In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis

... designer compound mimics many of these protective effects in mice, conferring substantial immunity to diabet...To have this chemical in hand and to replicate the effects of genetic manipulation is a huge milestone and an incredible source of excitement," said Hotamislig...

New study finds genetically engineered crops could play a role in sustainable agriculture

...cultural and environmental scientists studying the effects of genetically engineered crops. Biotechnology an...ity, but few analyses exist that reveal the actual effects genetically modified plants have on other non-modified species. In an analysis of 42 field experime...

Stroke study sheds light on left-right brain divide

Research into the effects of strokes has furthered our understanding of the different roles of the left and right sides of our brains. A study led by the University of Exeter has highlighted differences in the ability of people to perform basic tasks, depending on whether the...

Newly discovered antibody may be body's natural defense against Alzheimer's

...ities of antibodies against beta amyloid. "The effects of IVIG in lowering beta amyloid levels in Alzheimer's patients in our Phase I clinical trial were much more profound than we expected," Dr. Relkin explains. "We couldn't readily explain this based on the low levels of anti-amyloid antibodies known t...

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

...h. “If testosterone is having immunosuppressive effects in human men, perhaps they too could benefit from increased carotenoid intake, say, by eating more corn,” he said. “This study certainly opens the door for future work on nutritional/antioxidant therapy for the hormonally immunocompromised,” McG...

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

...ry difficult to detect, Sinervo said. "Maternal effects are a nebulous thing to study, because you know th... traits, and it's really hard to tell the maternal effects apart from the effects of the genes," he said. Lancaster began by treating side-blotched lizard e...

Nurtured chimps rake it in

... are raised, housed, and maintained have long-term effects on their cognitive development, and offer direct comparisons with early experience, issues of attachment, and preschool education for human infants and children,” The authors conclude that the differences in performance between the three groups ar...

454 sequencing identifies HIV drug resistance at early stage

...rs, evaluated the long-term clinical and virologic effects of three initial antiretroviral drug regimens for treatment naïve HIV-infected persons. The CPCRA Statistical Center at the University of Minnesota correlated the sequence data with the patient outcomes, to which 454 Life Sciences was blinded. “4...

Warning from Asian bees

... in Australia is a matter of when, not if, and its effects would be far more dramatic than a wide incursion of Apis cerana....

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