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

...r depressed mothers-to-be are at increased risk of having children who will experience sleep problems in inf...y of seven common forms of sleep problems, such as having nightmares, refusing to go to bed or having trouble falling asleep. Surprisingly, babies born to ...

Agent slows aging in mice

...lain why at this point. “We don’t know how NDGA is having its effect on survival in this first analysis,” Miller says. “It may be that the female mice because of their hormonal status have other pathways to death and disability, or need higher or lower levels of NDGA to see an effect.” The large, c...

Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

... children and is partly due to all of the children having rhinitis which is often found in children who snore. Dr Nat Marshall, from Sydney’s Woolcock Institute of Medical Research said the study aimed to investigate whether the risk factors for snoring among pre-school children with rhinitis were simil...

How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'

...ght loss solution for the obese person without his having to feel hungry. For this development, Yaniv Linde, a 32-year-old Ph.D. student of Prof. Chaim Gilon in the Department of Organic Chemistry at the Hebrew University, has been named a first place winner of a Kaye Innovation Award, which was present...

Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance

...covery programs based on the toll the parasite was having on soldiers − more U.S. soldiers died from malaria in the Pacific than from all enemy fire, Roepe said. The Germans first invented chloroquine (CQ), a synthetic version of quinine, which quickly became the treatment of choice because it was inexpe...

Research shows cord blood comparable to matched bone marrow

...plants. This study also showed that in addition to having a good match, higher cell doses for umbilical cord blood transplants improved survival rates. The study was done by extensive review of clinical data from transplant centers around the country and reported to the CIBMTR at the Medical College of ...

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

... of the zebra finch, the cost is in the pigments – having enough of them to develop a red beak and enough to...human nutrition and health. “If testosterone is having immunosuppressive effects in human men, perhaps they too could benefit from increased carotenoid in...

New findings challenge established views on human genome

...se. Having the human genome sequence is similar to having all the pages of an instruction manual needed to m...erform the similar functions among species despite having sequences that appear dissimilar. Other highlights of the ENCODE work include: Identificatio...

Study finds mix of disease processes at work in brains of most people with dementia

...al process, however, an individual’s likelihood of having clinical signs of dementia increases with the numb...that people can have Alzheimer’s pathology without having symptoms,” says Dallas Anderson, Ph.D., population studies program director in the NIA Neuroscience ...

Risk of stroke doubles if diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

...sed with Type 2 diabetes are at double the risk of having a stroke compared to those without diabetes, according to new research from the University of Alberta. It was found that the risk of a stroke is considered high within the first five years of treatment for Type 2 diabetes and more than doubles the ra...

Mutating the entire genome

...at least half of the ‘junk’ DNA is going to end up having a pretty important function,” Capecchi says. Capecchi is known for developing gene targeting, in which mice are bred with a gene disabled or “knocked out” to see what goes wrong, thus revealing the gene’s normal function and how disease makes it ...

How 'memory' T cells curb the spread of viruses throughout the body

... very early stages of the infection. “It’s like having a security check point,” said Sigal. “Also, many cancers, like viruses, must pass through lymph nodes to metastasize, so this research may help develop vaccines that prevent tumor metastases.”...

Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic

... monkeys 4 million years ago but left no traces of having infected humans. Our theory is that this is because humans had this innate viral defense system," Emerman said. To test their hypothesis, Emerman and co-authors Harmit Singh Malik, Ph.D., an evolutionary biologist and an assistant member of the Cen...

Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life

... ice – some as large as a dozen miles across – are having a major impact on the ecology of the ocean around them, serving as “hotspots” for ocean life, with thriving communities of seabirds above and a web of phytoplankton, krill, and fish below. The icebergs hold trapped terrestrial material, which they ...

An 'elegant' idea proves its worth 25 years later

...lready know how to eliminate nitrogen in urine, so having more in the body carries more nitrogen out and reduces the toxic effects of excess nitrogen accumulation." Excess nitrogen yields ammonia, which is poisonous and in the case of urea cycle disorders, causes brain damage, retardation, coma and even ...

Mice with a migraine show signs of brain damage

...,?said Takano. “It’s long been known that patients having a migraine attack are functionally impaired from the pain. It’s also been shown recently that with repeated migraines, a person’s cognitive abilities decrease. But actually doing damage to the brain ?that is a surprise.? Deborah Friedman, M.D., a n...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

...y been a structural one ?how do we build molecules having novel structures? "We've worked very hard to develop new chemical reactions that allow us to make new structures that are either difficult or impossible to make with the synthetic tools available," he said. "But now for the first time it's not jus...

US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...avoid coming down with the flu, preferably without having to vaccinate," said Breban. It is the adaptive decision-making by the individual, the researchers say, that may be an important and previously overlooked causal factor in driving influenza epidemiology. "Including cognitive and personality fac...

Cancer patients monitor fatigue in real time

...ere with normal cell functions. "People who are having problems breathing -- another symptom of some cancers -- may also experience fatigue." According to Hacker, this is the first study of real-time collection of fatigue data in acutely ill cancer patients. Ecological momentary assessment holds subst...

Alien plants attack using 'resource conservation' as weapon, researchers say

...'t invasible. People think of the native plants as having a home-field advantage, because they evolved there." Smart plant growth Plants depend on sunlight, nutrients and water to survive, and a shortage of any one of these will restrict how fast they can grow. When plants use these inputs more effi...

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