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UC Davis grant zeroes in on novel asthma diagnosis and treatment

...doctoral researcher in the Hammock lab, wrote the proposal. Hammock, Kenyon and Yang all have experienced asthma in their families. Hammock's two sons developed asthma "and that's why we moved from the Riverside area, in the South Coast Air Basin, to Davis -- to alleviate their asthma," Hammock said...

UC Davis bench-to-bedside research: Promising treatment in clinical trials

...ering term that means "sharp, steep ridge." Specifically, the company is named for the artes of the Bear Creek Spire of the Sierra Nevada that he, his sons and occasionally other UC Davis faculty and students climb. "The artes that climbers follow to peaks are often inspiring as well as challenging,"...

Y chromosome and surname study challenges infidelity 'myth'

...obling from the University of Leicester examined the Y chromosomes of over 1,600 unrelated men with forty surnames (including variations in spelling). sons inherit both the Y chromosome and generally the surname from their fathers, unlike daughters, who do not carry this sex-specific chromosome and usua...

Mothers pass on disease clues to offspring

... When there is a threat of disease during pregnancy, mothers produce less aggressive sons with more efficient immune systems, researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered. The study provides the first evidence for a transg...

Boy or girl? It's in the father's genes

...e parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters. The work by Corry Gellatly, a res...has shown that men inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters from their parents. This means t...ited. We now know that men are more likely to have sons if they have more brothers but are more likely to ...

Hairspray is linked to common genital birth defect, says study

... birth to a boy with hypospadias." The researchers reached their conclusions after conducting detailed telephone interviews with 471 mothers whose sons had been referred to surgeons for hypospadias and 490 controls, across 120 London Boroughs and Local Authority Districts. The questionnaires explo...

Exposing chicks to maternal stress leads to long-term reproductive success

...o a mother's immediate offspring-rearing capability. Corticosterone-exposed sons were of lower quality at hatching and when paired with a low-quality mother these sons experienced increased mortality. However, because these mothers now had...

UC Davis researchers define characteristics, treatment options for XXYY syndrome

...tudy. For years, parents of boys with XXYY syndrome supported each other over the Internet, sharing stories of heartbreak and frustration. While their sons suffered everything from heart defects to learning disabilities, they could only point doctors and teachers to a 1960s scientific paper that first ide...

Multitasking nanotechnology

...e Foundation (ESF) through the EUROCORES programne sons 2 (Self-Organised NanoStructures). These nanost...als Research Society (EMRS) meeting in Strasbourg, sons II scientist Marta Mas-Torrent explained the poten...and is a member of the Fun-SMARTs project of ESF's sons initiative. In her talk, which won the symposium's...

Highlights from the May 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...mendations to consume three whole-grain servings per day. The American Dietetic Associations Complete Food and Nutrition Guide 3rd Edition (Wiley & sons 2006) recommends using a hot-air popper which requires no oil, so popcorn can be a quick, low-fat, low-calorie snack. Funding for this study was...

Why don't kids walk to school anymore?

... students would encounter en route to school; the possibility of crime; and the weather. "In Texas, where we lived when I conducted this study, our sons did not walk to school because we lived too far away," said Kweon, who is also affiliated with the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment. In...

Whirligig beetle gets rock 'n' roll legendary name

... for Film, Media and Popular Culture and the Tempe Center for the Arts. Barbara Orbison attended the concert, as well as hundreds of fans, Orbisons sons Wesley and Roy Kelton Orbison Jr., and songwriters and filmmakers who worked with the legendary musician. I have never seen an honor like that, Bar...

Should children be permitted to get genetic testing for BRCA 1/2 mutations?

...parent participants were mothers (89%) although the offspring included both sons (45%) and daughters (55%). Interview subjects were recruited through the U... of minors with half in favor only in certain circumstances. A majority of sons and daughters potential consumers of genetic testing, supported testing min...

Men unaware of their cancer risk when female relatives test positive for BRCA mutation

... the conclusion of a study at Fox Chase Cancer Center exploring how families communicate genetic test results. Like their female relatives, fathers, sons or brothers can also harbor a mutation in the BRCA 1 or 2 genes. Male carriers of these mutations, more commonly called the breast cancer genes, face...

Like father, like son: Attractiveness is hereditary

...le partner. After males had mated with around three females each, their sons who were full and half brothers, were paired with single females. Again, th...or in a mate. However, there is clearly a benefit to females in having sexy sons that are more likely to attract a mate and produce offspring. Having now...

Surprise in the organic orchard -- a healthier worm in the apple

...nearly 100,000 times less susceptible to granulovirus infection. They stay healthy and survive to reproduce, when most others have been killed. sons from matings between these highly resistant females and susceptible males carry a virus resistance gene on just one of their two Z chromosomes. "Our r...

Mother's little helpers

...e. Superb fairy-wrens sometimes breed as pairs, and sometimes as pairs assisted by between one and four helpers. Helpers are always male and often sons from previous breeding. Females are drab brown in colour, but males moult into a striking blue plumage to breed, hence the species superlative name. ...

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

... In the June issue of Hepatology, a journal published by John Wiley & sons on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), researchers report their findings from the first-ever study examining t...

Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia

...nts with FTD was eating lunch in a restaurant with his family and excused himself to go to the bathroom. When he hadn't returned after 10 minutes, his sons went to investigate. They found him doing pushups on the bathroom floor. Other FTD patients begin shoplifting, compulsively gambling, misspending larg...

Why do some queen bees eat their worker bee's eggs?

...at multiple mating by the queen correlated with reduced rearing of workers' sons or greater worker reproductive policing. Were the textbooks wrong" A n...nieks (University of Sheffield) compared 90 species and found that workers' sons are reared 100 times less in species with a queen mated to multiple males. ...

The biggest family tree ever

...rticipants' genetic material: the y-chromosome, which is passed on from father to son, and mitochondrial DNA, which is passed on from mothers to their sons and daughters. This enables the researchers to decipher the characteristic genetic markers of both parental lineages. UA is collaborating in a join...
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