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

...ment for years to come. The survey-based study, part of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Chil.... This problematic sleep is notable; it may be part of the reason why mood-disturbed pregnancies are linked to childrens behavioral disorders, like depr...

St. Jude study solves mystery of mammalian ears

...espond to sound waves. Located in the fluid-filled part of the inner ear called the cochlea, these outer hair cells sport tufts of hair-like cilia that project into the fluid. The presence of outer hair cells makes mammalian hearing more than 100 times better than it would be if the cells were absent. As...

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

...ane. “Reducing this energy should help explain in part how HIV infection occurs so readily,” said Tristram-Nagle. “Our findings definitely will change how theoreticians think about virus-cell interactions. This same phenomenon could provide a general way that viruses use to infect cells, so it will be ex...

Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...onal Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, in 2005, led...n 30,000 patients who had blood samples taken as a part of nine studies in Europe and Australia. They arrived at 486 patients who had had multiple blood tes...

Art and music for the birds

...d us,” she adds. The bird listening stations are part of the exhibition “Inside/Outside: Habitat” on view at the Abington Arts Center’s Sculpture Park in Jenkintown, Pa., through Wednesday, Nov. 21. Visitors of the interactive exhibit receive a schedule of songs emitting from each station, which will re...

Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons

...s. The study provides the first detailed look at part of the mouse nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR), one in a large and important group of molecules, known as ion channel proteins, that allow signals to pass between neurons. The results reveal an important role for the sugar molecules in such ...

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

... Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a nationwide research study to determine the sa...titute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The research study, which is actively recruiting and begin...

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

...his might hinder processes that are beneficial and part of the body’s adaptive response to fight plaques.”...ins of Alzheimer’s patients would be assumed to be part of the problem. In the original development of his mouse, Shaftel worked closely with Stephanos K...

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

... cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx (the middle part of the throat that includes the soft palate, tonsils, and tongue) in 2007, and that 7,550 Americans will die from it. Alcohol and tobacco use are the most important risk factors for head and neck cancers, with tobacco use accounting for 85 percent of...

Liver cancer patients with high serum levels of hepatitis B virus face poorer outcomes

...s to reduce HBV viral load should be considered as part of management for HCC patients undergoing chemotherapy.” ...

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

...mputer, like its natural counterpart, is guided in part by a special kind of statistical “probability” theory called Bayesian math. Unlike conventional statistical analysis, a Bayesian probability is a subjective “opinion,” that measures a “learner’s” individual degree of belief in a particular outcom...

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain

...at controls persistent nerve pain by targeting the part of the brain that experiences the emotional suffer...aled that chronic back pain appears in a different part of the brain than the discomfort of burning your finger, for example. With a functional MRI, he foun...

Simulations unravel outer membrane transport mechanism

...d Bioinformatics to painstakingly model a critical part of a mechanism by which bacteria take up large mol... of Illinois have painstakingly modeled a critical part of a mechanism by which bacteria take up large molecules. Their findings provide a rare window on th...

Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

The research found that snoring is in fact part of the spectrum of childhood allergic diseases. So...s were consistent with the view that snoring forms part of the spectrum of allergic diseases in childhood,” he said. While the study findings are limited...

Hormone helps mice 'hibernate,' survive starvation

...aling pathway might ultimately prove to be a vital part of the ongoing search for new therapies for human obesity and other metabolic conditions, Dr. Kliewer said. “Given that the PPAR-alpha receptor already is the target of drugs that work to boost high-density lipoproteins, or the ‘good’ cholesterol,...

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

...rns out not to be as vital as PfCRT. Now, based in part on this study, they know that PfMDR1 is dependent on mutated PfCRT, and probably doesn't act independently. "The contribution of PfMDR1 to anti-malarial drug resistance is important, but much smaller than what many researchers thought it would be...

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

..., conventional cryopreservation freezes the liquid part but not the cells inside. Liquid freezes and the water inside the cells moves out gradually so they dehydrate,” Dr. Song explains. But, for more complex structures, such as a human egg or ovarian tissue, resulting ice formation can be destructive....

Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications

...ground noise. Furthermore, they produce light in a part of the spectrum – the near infrared where skin and other tissue is transparent – that allows the nanotube light to stand out. Nanotubes are made entirely from graphitic carbon, which is non-toxic and, at least so far, experiments that have been d...

Stroke study sheds light on left-right brain divide

... focused on damage to the frontal lobes, the front part of the brain which is known to be responsible for aspects of language, decision making and learning. The team found that people who had damage to their left side were more likely to realise they had made a mistake, and then correct it, compared to th...

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

...atology Department at the Royal Victoria Hospital, part of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. “The three skin cancers we looked at all increased with age, with the exception of malignant melanomas, which showed a decrease in men aged 75 and over. “And there was a link between more patients l...

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