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

...quality in children, including a mothers level of post natal anxiety or depression, her smoking habit, or her social class. This problematic sleep is notable; it may be part of the reason why mood-disturbed pregnancies are linked to childrens behavioral disorders, like depression, hyperactivity and a...

Plastic that grows on trees

...-based chemicals. Zhang, lead author and former post doc Haibo Zhao, and colleagues John Holladay and Heather Brown, all from PNNL, were able to coax HMF yields upward of 70 percent from glucose and nearly 90 percent from fructose while leaving only traces of acid impurities. To achieve this, they expe...

Does amateur boxing cause brain damage?

...he head had seven to eight times higher NFL-levels post fight compared to their levels following a three-months rest. "Repeated hits to the head are potentially damaging to the central nervous system, and our results suggest CSF-analysis could be used for medical counseling of athletes after boxing or...

Fused nasal bones helped tyrannosaurids dismember prey

...ature of tyrannosaurids," said Dr. Eric Snively, a post doctoral research fellow at the University of Alberta. "This adaptation, for instance, was keeping the T. rexes from breaking their own skull while breaking the bones of their prey." Snively and co-authors, number-crunching physicist Donald Hender...

Anxiety disorders surprisingly common yet often untreated

...osed generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder or social anxiety disorder. The new study, which looked at 965 patients in 15 primary care clinics, found anxiety to be as prevalent as depression, and much more common than previously thought, in patients who were visiting ...

Post oak grasshoppers emerging

...nging out in oak trees or on your house. They're post oak grasshoppers, and Behmer, a Texas Agricultural...de of her Wellborn home. The majority of adult post oak grasshoppers have short wings and are flightless, Behmer said, but they love to climb up trees a...

Lost dogs found more often than lost cats, study suggests

.... One of the best ways to locate a pet may be to post a sign in the neighborhood, the study showed. Posted signs resulted in the return of 15 percent of recovered dogs and 11 percent of found cats. Six dogs (4.5 percent) and two cats (3 percent) made it home because of an advertisement in the newspape...

Dopamine used to prompt nerve tissue to regrow

...llowing the nerve to grow in a hostile environment post injury. When ready for clinical use, the polymer would be implanted at the damaged site to promote nerve regeneration. As the nerve tissue reforms, the polymer degrades. Wang's team found that dopamine's structure, which contains two hydroxyl ...

When the label says 'low fat,' calories can pile up, study says

...to us." He recommends that low-fat-labeled foods post larger, more realistic serving sizes, which might deter people from eating too much by giving them a more accurate calorie count. ...

Successful lung cancer surgery not enough to break nicotine dependence in many smokers

...be associated with a greater likelihood of smoking post surgery. But that is not what they saw on two of the four variables. Instead, researchers found no link between the quantity of smoking and the ability to quit, and they also were surprised to discover that higher education was associated with a g...

Researchers make nanosheets that mimic protein formation

...mical engineering, and their graduate students and post doctoral researchers have co-authored a paper sche... information gleaned from experiments performed by post doctoral Zhiyong Tang of Kotov's group. The team discovered that the unique shape of the CdTe nanocr...

New evidence of early horse domestication

...ntify the locations of 54 pit houses and dozens of post moulds where vertical posts once stood. Some of the post moulds were arranged circularly, as would be most practical for a corral. Next, geologist Michael ...

Ground spider diversity studied in research project

...iders. A variety of sites ?including upland woods, post oak woodlands and an area disturbed by a high level of human activity ?were chosen. The collected samples are being identified and placed in the Texas A&M Insect Collection, department of entomology. Dr. Marvin Harris, Texas Agricultural Expe...

Alarming decline in Nepal's rhinos and tigers in former Maoist stronghold

...fore the monsoon rains begin. One new antipoaching post will be established inside of Bardia as soon as possible, while arrangements are being made to create new antipoaching posts around the entire Babai Valley. "This is clearly a very disturbing situation, and one that needs urgent action. But with t...

Eco-friendly bug sucker

... bacteria. The technique could replace the use of post harvest pesticides, and may complete the phasing out of ozone depleting methyl bromide. In 1997 160 governments promised to phase out its use by 2005 as part of the Montreal Protocol, but some exceptions were granted for the food and farming industri...

Triple threat polymer captures and releases

...ually weird mechanical properties. Wooley and her post doctoral researcher Jinqi Xu, Ph.D., are exploring those properties and one essential irony ?the material, similar to a hydrogel because it takes in water, oddly becomes stronger when water absorbs into it. Think of a soggy diaper as a hydrogel. I...

Chromosomal abnormalities in sperm higher after vasectomy reversal

...elation between the duration of the obstruction in post vasectomy-reversal men and the number of abnormal sperm, and also between the time interval after vasectomy reversal and the total sex chromosome aneuploidy rate ?i.e. the long ago the reversal the better the chances of producing normal sperm. "This...

Device effective in zapping the pain out of migraines

...t reduction in nausea, noise and light sensitivity post treatment. "Perhaps the most significant effect of using the TMS device was on the two-hour symptom assessment, with 84 percent of the episodes in patients using the TMS occurring without noise sensitivity. Work functioning also improved, and there...

Researchers win money to develop breath test to detect breast cancer

...rface technology developed in Lahann's lab while a post doctoral student at MIT. Together with professor Robert Langer, they published their findings in the journal Science in 2003. Lahann came to U-M in 2003, and his lab is extending the technology into applications. The IDEA proposal states that the s...

UC Riverside psychologist explores human perception, finds 'wow factor'

.... In addition to his scientific work, he holds the post of chair in teaching excellence for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. His duties include offering workshops for faculty members, mentoring at least two assistant professors each year and providing teaching consultation. ...

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