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

...n-anxious counterparts, were about 40 percent more likely to have an 18-month-old who refused to go to bed, woke early, and kept crawling out of bed. The childs rocky relationship with sleep often persisted until he or she was 30 months old. A similar effect was found in children born to mothers who wer...

Carnegie Mellon scientists find key HIV protein makes cell membranes bend more easily

...ade, cell-like structures called liposomes. FP-23 likely plays several roles in viral fusion, according to the researchers. One role already suspected is that FP-23 attaches to its T cell victim to facilitate a change in the shape of gp41, which in turn drives uptake of HIV RNA and proteins by the T cell. ...

One species, many genomes

...tation of local circumstances," says Weigel. It is likely that such variable genes allow plants to withstand dry or wet, hot or cold conditions, or make use of short and long growing seasons. Such genome analyses of unprecedented details will allow a much better understanding of local adaptation, and this...

Common cancer gene sends death order to tiny killer

...articipates in p53's uncanny ability to kill cells likely to become malignant because of damaged genes in their nuclei. MicroRNAs are small chains of ribonucleic acid (RNA) made by the same machinery that produces other types of RNA in the cell, such as the messenger RNAs that carry the instructions to make...

Agent slows aging in mice

...n the final results of this study, other labs will likely try to repeat the results in animals. Much more research is needed before any possible human anti-aging drug could emerge, Miller says. “Even if this agent turns out to be good for mice, it won’t be possible to tell without careful studies of hum...

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

...ing chemotherapy and radiation treatment were more likely to remain in remission, while those who experience...ped and remained low following treatment were more likely to continue in remission. Patients who experienced large increases in protein levels were more likel...

Soils offer new hope as carbon sink

...ile carbon like crop residue, mulch and compost is likely to last two or three years, while stable carbon like agrichar will last up to hundreds of years. "This is significant for farmer costs because one application of agrichar may be the equivalent of compost applications of the same weight every year ...

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

...u smoke the more mutations accumulate and the more likely a potential effect may arise in the offspring,” Yauk said. According to Yauk, previous studies have shown that Ms6-hm and similar locations of non-coding DNA are sensitive to damage from radiation, mutagenic chemicals and intense industrial air p...

Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

...d asthma and/or eczema at age five years were more likely to snore. Breastfeeding, birth weight, body mass index at age 4.5 years and respiratory function whilst awake were found to be unrelated. The study cohort was drawn from participants in the Australian Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS) – ...

Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene

...identification of patients and at-risk people most likely to benefit from those treatments,” said Dr. Eric Reiman, the study’s first author and Executive Director of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. After finding an association between a form of the GAB2 gene and Alzheimer’s disease in three separate gr...

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

...year, they also helped describe how the gene PfNHE likely contributes, and this turns out not to be as vital... Asia, or South America, and what drugs it is most likely to be resistant to," he said. The goal now is to understand molecularly how these mutations lead ...

Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America

... that successfully colonized the Caribbean islands likely hitched a ride on floating mats of vegetation call...nd insect food for frogs," Hedges said. It is not likely that the frog species dispersed simply by swimming because frogs dry easily and are not very toleran...

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

.... Emmi, who believes some version of vitrification likely offers a better option for ovarian tissue and eggs. In fact, many in vitro fertilization programs, including the one she directs at MCG Health System, are moving toward vitrification, which also seems to work faster, better and cheaper in embryos. ...

In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis

...ug like the one used in the current experiments is likely to work in humans, Hotamisligil said that this remains to be proven. The next step is to perform more detailed toxicity tests in animals, and then move toward human testing. The important lesson from the new study, the researchers wrote in their r...

Ancient DNA traces the woolly mammoth's disappearance

... of London. “For the mammoth, this seems much more likely to have been driven by environmental rather than human causes, even if humans might have been responsible for killing off the small, terminal populations that were left.” Barnes, along with Dr. Adrian Lister of the University College London and th...

Sun exposure early in life linked to specific skin cancer gene mutation

...n, found in about half of all melanomas, were more likely to report high levels of sun exposure before age 20. People with the NRAS mutation were more likely to have had high exposure between the ages of 50 and 60. About 15 percent of melanomas contain the N...

Stroke study sheds light on left-right brain divide

...people who had damage to their left side were more likely to realise they had made a mistake, and then correct it, compared to those who had damage to their right frontal lobes. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the research is now published in the journal Brain. Dr Tim Hodgson, neuro-psychologist at the Uni...

Rising skin cancer rates are more likely to affect wealthy people, says 12-year review

...orthern Ireland since the early 1990s and are more likely to affect men, older people and those living in mo...ers. They found that men were 30 per cent more likely to suffer from basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, which affected some 1,444 ...

Researchers reveal structure of protein altered in autism

...ormal synaptic development in nerve connections is likely to lead to cognitive deficits seen in patients with autism,” said Taylor. He added that synapse formation and maintenance occurs early in development when the infant brain is still plastic and formative. Therefore, by understanding the structural m...

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

...er's influence gives her progeny the patterns most likely to ensure success under the conditions they will e...rable to predators. As a result, the predators are likely to focus on them, giving a survival advantage to lizards with different patterns. After Lancaster...

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