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

...r on down the road, OConnor said. It remains to be seen if the sleep problems we witnessed may play an active, causal role in priming the path for these childrens emotional and cognitive problems in later life, or if both conditions merely fall out of the same stressful pregnancies. Related studies no...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...ivities had contaminated a creek where it was last seen more than 50 years ago. Overall, the survey recorded 467 species at the two sites, including large cats such as panther and puma, various monkeys, and a range of reptiles, amphibians, bats, birds, fish and insects indicative of the lush natural en...

Researchers track how spores break out of dormant state

...iggers germination, nanometer sized etch pits were seen developing in the rodlet layer. These etch pits evolved into ever widening fissures, leaving narrow strips of remaining rodlet structure. In the end, 1- to 3- nm-wide fibrils remained. The in vitro AFM imaging also revealed the porous fibrous cell wa...

Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease

... Dr Marshall added. “In adults habitual snoring is seen as being caused by anatomical problems in the airway or obesity. But in children it seems that snoring is much more closely related allergy and inflammation”. “Our data hopefully contribute to a clinician’s ability to effectively spot snoring in p...

Envisat captures first image of Sargassum from space

...um and Antarctic superblooms) that have never been seen from space before," said King. "It is really very exciting."...

New bacterium discovered -- related to cause of trench fever

...his patient, this type of infection had never been seen at UCSF, and the bacterium causing the infection w...caused cat scratch disease until the infection was seen in the AIDS patients. This identification was published in “The New England Journal of Medicine” in ...

Breakthrough developments in rheumatoid arthritis reported

...ons to use for comparison to the genetic variation seen in people with disease. In collaboration with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Feinstein will release genetics data on approximately 6,000 normal volunteers. A company that designs new genetic testing technology, Illumina, Inc. will ...

Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan

...ferendum on independence in 2011. “I have never seen wildlife like that, in such numbers, not even when...g the systematic survey in Boma, where 29,000 were seen in the early ’80s,” said Elkan. During complementary reconnaissance surveys in late May, Elkan, WCS ...

Researchers reveal structure of protein altered in autism

...fested in subtle behavioral abnormalities that are seen at an early age. “Abnormal synaptic development...onnections is likely to lead to cognitive deficits seen in patients with autism,” said Taylor. He added that synapse formation and maintenance occurs early...

Study shows lizard moms dress their children for success

...urvival advantage. The highest survival rates were seen in the induced progeny types--yellow-throated lizards of both sexes with barred backs, orange-throated males with striped backs, and blue-throated females with striped backs. "The frequencies of yellow and orange were both increasing in the wild t...

CT scan reveals ancient long-necked gliding reptile

...ne, and only faint impressions of the bones can be seen at the surface. Repeated attempts to remove the matrix using both mechanical and chemical techniques have been unsuccessful." "The fossils sit on sheets of stone less than a quarter inch thick," says Tim M Ryan, research associate in anthropology ...

Could fungal collection hold the key to new life-saving drugs?

... new drugs is by no means simple, the industry has seen steady success over the past few years. Between 2000 and 2005, over 20 new drugs were released onto the market originating from natural sources. And although this is the first time SIDR has worked with fungal cultures, there are a number of prescript...

Marine phytoplankton changes form to protect itself from different predators

...atic difference.” Defensive responses are often seen in higher plants, but this is believed to be the first report of such a complex and species-specific response in marine phytoplankton. Hay suspects scientists may find other examples of complex defensive strategies when they look more closely at oth...

Potent possibilities for parasite attack

...ly vector, and the restricted reservoir host range seen with L. infantum infections in dogs." Around 350 million people in 88 countries on four continents are at risk of Leishmaniasis and its incidence has risen sharply over the past ten years. It is transmitted by the bite of various species of sandfl...

Restricting hospital-based services during SARS outbreak had modest impact

...or example, the 12% decrease in overall admissions seen during the SARS restrictions would only offset one-quarter of the number of additional admissions expected in an influenza pandemic in Toronto. In a related Public Health commentary, Dr. Richard Schabas examines Canada’s new Quarantine Act and argue...

Surprising origin of cell's internal highways

...e "nucleation" in most cells. Until now. "I've seen that there are lots of microtubules not attached to the centrosome," said Kaverina, assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and senior author on the paper. "So I am trying to look at their origins." The Golgi has been suspected to f...

Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

... 2002, while the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens have seen declines of more than 20% “In spite of great progress, we have much farther to go, said Dr. Frieden. “More than 1 million New Yorkers are still smoking, and nearly 9,000 are dying from smoking-related disease every year. Because of inflation...

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

...ific to drowning, thereby replicating the findings seen at autopsy," said Dr. Levy. Based on this study, MDCT may provide support for the diagnosis of drowning when other causes of death have been excluded by a limited autopsy or external examination of the body. In addition, MDCT virtual autopsy may ...

Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury

...s of 17 and 96. Complete motor and sensory SCI was seen in 26 patients, incomplete SCI was seen in 51 patients, and 22 patients were neurologically intact upon admission. One patient could not be ...

Extra-aggressive form of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis identified

...it is critical for patients with the disease to be seen in centers that are actively involved in IPF research." Better identification and understanding of these differences may provide insights into the pathogenesis of IPF and assist in the development of therapeutic interventions for this devastating ...

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(Date:4/23/2014)... EMBO today announced Sophie Martin of the University ... EMBO Gold Medal. The award acknowledges her work to ... development of the cell. , Martin has been working ... in particular the way in which the spatial organization ... In the last 11 years, she has been using ...
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