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Children's taste sensitivity and food choices influenced by taste gene

...tive children. "This knowledge may bring relief to parents who learn that their children reject foods that they themselves like because of inborn differences in taste ability, rather than rebelliousness or defiance of authority," explains Reed. The research continues and extends Monell's long-term research ...

First frozen egg baby born in Canada

...lth research and we would like to congratulate the parents on the birth of their first child." The mother, a 26-year-old patient of the McGill Reproductive Centre, had suffered from infertility for two years. Initially, she planned to undergo treatment with ovarian stimulation and intra-uterine insemination...

Maine Researchers Find Exceptions to Old Rules of Genetic Inheritance

...female mice that inherit the t haplotype from both parents typically do not survive, but in the rare instances when they do, the overwhelming majority of males are sterile. Until now, most geneticists suspected that both transmission ratio distortion and sterility were due to the same mutations in a small n...

To sea or not to sea: When it comes to salmon sex, size sometimes doesn't matter

... of homing and straying by offspring is a way that parents can spread the risk because offspring don't spawn ...e chinook where brothers and sisters from the same parents don't mature and return from sea at the same time, a way of "straying in time" so that a given pair ...

Tendency to hair loss inherited from the mother

...s. "If they have a brother who is affected and the parents are also prepared to give blood samples, so much the better. Volunteers taking part in the study will, of course, be paid for their assistance." ### The project is being supported by the German Research Association (DFG) and the Alfried Krupp von B...

Scientists generate patient-specific stem cells, Science study says

...or underage donors of non-reproductive cells, both parents signed informed-consent agreements. Before patient-specific stem cells can potentially be used in the clinic, a variety of issues must be addressed, the researchers emphasized. The stem cell lines produced from patients with disease will likely disp...

SuperLigands - a database of ligand structures derived from the Protein Data Bank

...or underage donors of non-reproductive cells, both parents signed informed-consent agreements. Before patient-specific stem cells can potentially be used in the clinic, a variety of issues must be addressed, the researchers emphasized. The stem cell lines produced from patients with disease will likely disp...

Hopkins AIDS experts issue warning about global efforts to provide drug therapies

...-at-home moms, churchgoers over non-believers, and parents over children. The public outcry led Life magazine to feature on its cover a picture of a child rejected for treatment, prompting the committee to attempt to change its criteria toward a psychological assessment. With liver transplants, patient sele...

Certain fish have a special mating preference

...ia size was larger in the lab for the offspring of parents collected in predator-free environments ?just as in the field ?proving heritability. Sex, lies and videotape He even got female selection on film. He examined the mating preference of about 50 mosquitofish females, where each female was placed in a...

IMF Launches World’s First DNA Database for Myeloma Patients

...ia size was larger in the lab for the offspring of parents collected in predator-free environments ?just as in the field ?proving heritability. Sex, lies and videotape He even got female selection on film. He examined the mating preference of about 50 mosquitofish females, where each female was placed in a...

Hospitalizations because of chicken pox down dramatically since implementation of vaccine

...ere is great uncertainty about the extent to which parents and other adults experienced reductions in lost work time attributable to varicella. As with other childhood and adolescent vaccines that have recently been recommended (e.g., pneumococcal and meningococcal conjugate vaccines), indirect cost savings ...

Discarded placentas deliver researchers promising cells similar to embryonic stem cells

...demonstrate these cells' true therapeutic benefit, parents could conceivably choose to bank their child's amniotic epithelial cells in the event they may someday be needed, as is sometimes done now with umbilical cord blood," commented Dr. Strom. The amnion is derived from the embryo and forms as early as e...

Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions

...migrants from the wider society," said Chin, whose parents immigrated from Korea in the late 1950s. "They therefore rely heavily on immigrant community institutions to obtain social, economic and other supports. In the case of HIV, this role is especially important because of the social stigma surrounding...

Divergent mating systems and parental conflict as a barrier to hybridization in flowering plants

...zation, parental conflict decreases. Consequently, parents from frequently selfing groups should be competitively inferior with respect to this parental conflict. Yaniv Brandvain and David Haig examine crosses between selfing and outcrossing pairs and find that, in most cases, there are pre- and post-zygotic...

Many cats unaffected by catnip, C&EN reports

...-two chance of developing the sensitivity; if both parents have the sensitivity, the chances rise to at least three in four, she says. There is a chemical cause for the response to catnip (Nepeta cataria), available in pet shops as a raw herb or essential oil, says McDaniel. Nepetalactone is one of several ...

Hand sanitizer gel works

...e skin. They are a convenient alternative for busy parents who are unable to get to a sink while caring for sick children. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 7.5 million children under age 5 are enrolled in day care, placing them at high risk for respiratory and GI infections, which they readil...

Researchers find gland that tells fruit flies when to stop growing

Many baffled parents have wondered whether their teenagers would ever stop growing. The answer is obvious, but researchers have never really quite understood just how an organism determines when it has reached its optimal size and growth should cease. Now University of ...

Zinc supplements safe for HIV-infected children

...bo supplementation began. At each follow-up visit, parents were asked about illnesses since the last visit. In addition, HIV-1 RNA in plasma and CD4+ T lymphocyte cell counts were measured one month before the study, at the first study visit and three, six and nine months after the start of supplementation. ...

A little telomerase isn't enough

...symptoms of the disease at younger ages than their parents or grandparents, say the researchers. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in October 2005, Greider and her team reported their study of one family with dyskeratosis congenita. Mary Armanios, M.D., now an assistant professor of onc...

Removing egg from nest may help save endangered whooping crane

... likely to attract the attention of a predator and parents can be more attentive if they only have a single chick to protect. Even though long-term fitness is almost the same whether one egg or two is laid, the risk of extinction for the Wood Buffalo-Aransas whooping crane population is lowest when eggs a...

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