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

...eping habits, development and emotional health may want to consider psychological treatment, OConnor said. Several evidence-based therapies exist, and unlike medication, none of them are suspect in the least for causing adverse effects to baby. Given prenatally, psychological interventions could instil...

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

...ey words are “probably” attached to mail you don’t want and “learning” as they go to fine tune what they exclude from your in-box. The computer model, Shadmehr says, almost precisely duplicates the results of experiments that tested the ability of monkeys to visually track rapid flashes of light. Expe...

CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

...The aim is to stop the disease in it tracks and we want to bring our experience of controlling infectious diseases to the research community involved to help achieve this,” Dr Hyatt said. A chemist and Spectroscopist at CSIRO Textiles and Fibre Technology, Dr Jeff Church, is investigating the Tasmani...

Hormone helps mice 'hibernate,' survive starvation

...standing how FGF21 impacts these processes. “We want to see if we can get some benefits of eating less without actually eating less,” he said. Manipulating the PPAR-alpha-FGF21 signaling pathway might ultimately prove to be a vital part of the ongoing search for new therapies for human obesity and o...

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

...ses works well, at least in blood vessels. “Now we want to try this on eggs and ovarian tissue and see if we can develop a robust technology and improve outcomes,” Dr. Song says. Later, researchers will put ovarian tissue preserved both ways into mice to see if it survives and starts making proper conn...

Women well informed about breast cancer, yet lacking knowledge about current treatments

...iagnosis.” Key questions Today, many women want to take an active role in participating in their treatment. CancerCare recommends that women consider the following questions to better prepare them should they face a breast cancer diagnosis: What kind of breast cancer do I have" Which treatmen...

CT scan reveals ancient long-necked gliding reptile

...ct to be scanned. Because the researchers did not want to cut up the sheet of rock in which the fossilized glider was embedded, they gave up total resolution of all of the bones. Because this fossil has been identified and named from CT scan, one benefit is that the bones themselves have not been dest...

Herpes virus hijacks DNA repair process

...d viral replication rates to plummet. "We don't want to treat viral infection by blocking DNA damage response systemically because this process is used constantly throughout the body and is very important to preventing cancer," says lead author Vera Tarakanova, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow. "However, b...

Runners -- Let thirst be your guide

... But he adds that endurance exercisers who don’t want to rely on their body’s thirst meter have another excellent option, and that is undertaking a sweat test. This involves recording a person’s weight digitally, then running on a treadmill for an hour and recording their ending weight after toweling of...

Mutating the entire genome

... Because mice are used to study human disease, “we want to know the function of every piece of DNA in the ... loxP on both sides of the large piece of DNA they want to mutate and study. If the jumping gene carrying loxP hops into the middle of a gene, then the ...

Ancient retrovirus sheds light on modern pandemic

...ology." "Ultimately," said co-author Malik, "if we want to understand why our defenses are the way they are, the answers inevitably lie in these ancient viruses more so than the ones that have affected us only recently, such as HIV."...

Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

... ads -- and half of smokers said the ads made them want to quit. Highlights in Smoking Declines Since 2002 The smoking rate fell faster among women (23% decline) than among men (15% decline). Rates among young adults (ages 18-24) have declined twice as much as rates among other adult age...

Putting feelings into words produces therapeutic effects in the brain

...ause labeling your feelings doesn’t require you to want to feel better, it doesn’t have this problem.” Thirty people, 18 women and 12 men between ages of 18 and 36, participated in Lieberman’s study at UCLA’s Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. They viewed images of individuals making different emo...

A first -- Hebrew University scientist observes brain cell development in 'real time'

... capable of neurogenesis, and they hide secrets we want to reveal."...

Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh

... fiber, where the signals are first initiated. "We want to know," Julius says, "how do you detect these stimuli to begin with" How do your sensory nerve endings do this to begin with" And what are the biochemical and biophysical mechanisms that account for this"" All three receptors the Julius lab has ...

'Personality-gene' makes songbirds curious

...h these changes", explains Bart Kempenaers. "If we want to understand the ecological and evolutionary importance of variation in personality in natural, free-living animal populations, it would help a lot to know the molecular genetic mechanisms behind the trait." Typing the behavioural relevant Drd4 poly...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

...he active reagent is fine ?it does the chemistry I want it to do ?but as soon as it gets away from the turned-on electrode the reaction that inactivates it needs to take over." With an overall strategy in place, Moeller and his collaborators are working to expand the scope of reactions that can be done....

Alien plants attack using 'resource conservation' as weapon, researchers say

...itution's Department of Global Ecology. "If you want to manage an invasive, you need to know what the characteristics of the invasives are and target your strategy to those characteristics," he said. Funk pointed to recent experiments that tried to eliminate invaders by deliberately reducing availab...

How to steer a moving cell

... steering wheel of the cell." Now the researchers want to determine how the large numbers of signaling molecules that make up the compass are functionally integrated to steer the cell under normal and pathological conditions. "A surprising finding was that many of the proteins identified in the neuron...

New technique will produce a better chromosome map

...hromosome structure remains unclear. "Since we want to know what genes are involved in the development of different structures in living systems, this is the first structure to look at," Novikov said. "This is the starting point: the appearance of the genes themselves." Cell and developmental biolo...

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