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Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant

Research suggests biological changes take place in the womb TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking while pregnant "biologically primes" the unborn child to become a regular smoker as a teen and young adult, according to a theory put forth by University of Arizona researchers. "...

Blacks, Hispanics Less Apt to Get Best Heart Failure Care

Disparity exists even though more minorities than whites meet criteria for cutting-edge treatment FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- When black and Hispanic Medicare recipients suffer severe heart failure, they are less likely than their white counterparts to be treated with the most ...

Women Less Apt to Get Clot-Buster, Study Finds

Some think gender inequality stems from different stroke symptoms in men and women FRIDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Gender definitely makes a difference when it comes to stroke, new research shows. Not only can stroke show itself in slightly different fashion in women than it ty...

Denim, Not Cotton, Apt Wear for Summer

Conventional wisdom is turned on its head yet again, this time on what kind of dress is best in a hot summer. No, it is not cotton or linen , but denim and wool, Swiss researchers say after reviewing 500 studies from around the world on how people protect their skin. Writing in a study pub...

Gym Class Injuries Up 150 Percent

...d girls, she noted. Boys were more likely to be injured on the head, during collisions with other people and during group activities. Girls were more apt to suffer strains and sprains to the legs and to be injured during individual activities. Most injuries (52 percent) occurred among kids in middle ...

Biomarker Could Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

... Those with highest levels are more apt to have joint replacement, study finds THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of a certain protein strongly predict the risk of hip ...

This Summer is an Ideal Time for Commercial Real Estate Lease Renewal

...a modest rent increase." But, Selinger warns, the best way to approach lease renewal is with a market-driven strategy. Selinger provides an apt example: "While it may feel good to negotiate yourself a $.75 PSF annual increase to renew your existing $26 PSF lease, the current market may on...

Attention Training Might Help Stroke Victims

...he and a colleague, Catherine A. Mateer, developed apt in the 1980s when both were at the University of W...ictoria in British Columbia, Canada. They designed apt for accident victims with brain injuries. "It's...ere has not been a lot of information available on apt after stroke. The positive results suggest that it...

AHIMA Launches New Interactive myPHR.com Web Site

...pically, healthcare consumers who actively participate in their own care have better results. The seven populations highlighted on myPHR.com are more apt to quickly realize the benefits of PHRs in managing their health information and their healthcare. For this reason, content and resources on the new W...

Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system

...ne system. Despite considerable advances, however, it remained unclear how the host's immune system responded to the infection and why some people are apt to get more severe staphylococcal infections than others. By using gene expression profiling, a process that summarizes how individual genes are b...

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Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...he Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he has contributed to major advances in lensless imaging. It's a particularly apt propensity for someone who works with x-rays, since they can't be focused with ordinary lenses. As new light sources evolve to produce brighter x-...

Sex involved in plant defense

...g so. The results were a bit different for so-called "specialist" plant-eaters, however. Those insects that prefer just one kind of food were more apt to munch on sexually reproduced species of plant. This most likely occurs, Johnson says, because specialized plant-eaters evolve alongside their hosts...

Bird songs change with environment

...ong over time," Derryberry said. Why would thicker vegetation cause slower songs? Leaves create an echo. A slower tune, Derryberry says, is less apt to be garbled by reverberation. "Young male sparrows learn to sing by listening to adult males nearby," she explains. "Juveniles likely learn and ...

Tree survival skills

...As if these issues are not harmful enough, trees are not usually watered during transport. If they are not covered to limit evaporation, the trees are apt to suffer additional damage. Transplanted trees can also be subjected to rapidly changing temperatures and humidity levels as they are moved from sunn...

New diagnostic advance seen for head, throat cancer

...n early screening and diagnostic tool to spot these cancers earlier, tell physicians which ones need the most aggressive treatments and which are most apt to recur." It's also possible the work may lead to new therapeutic approaches, researchers say. "It's not completely clear yet whether the highe...

Two innovative University of Texas at Austin biologists become HHMI Early Career Scientists

...not afraid to try something new," said Jack Dixon, HHMI vice president and chief scientific officer. "They have already demonstrated that they are not apt to play it safeand we hope they will continue to do something really original." Last year, Dr. Tanya Paull, an associate professor of molecular gen...

Two Hutchinson Center researchers named HHMI Early Career Scientists

...not afraid to try something new," said Jack Dixon, HHMI vice president and chief scientific officer. "They have already demonstrated that they are not apt to play it safe and we hope they will continue to do something really original." Malik, an evolutionary biologist, sees conflicts raging within a c...

DNA evidence is in, newly discovered species of fish dubbed H. psychedelica

...h, who is the first to describe the new species in the scientific literature and thus the one to select the name. Psychedelica is perhaps even more apt given the cockamamie way the fish swim, some with so little control they look intoxicated and should be cited for DUI. Members of Histiophryne psy...

Landmark national study reveals significance of green practices in attractions industry

...d the extinction of a huge number of species of plants and animals, we are pleased to learn that visitors to public institutions of all kinds are more apt to patronize and enjoy them if they practice and display various approaches to sustainability," says Dr. Peter Raven, President of Missouri Botanical ...

Vitamin D: New way to treat heart failure?

...eps the heart, the body's long-distance runner, fit for life's demands. University of Michigan pharmacologist Robert U. Simpson, Ph.D., thinks it's apt to call vitamin D "the heart tranquilizer." In studies in rats, Simpson and his team report the first concrete evidence that treatment with activa...

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Worldwide Center for Adult Stem Cell Education LLC Changes Name to 'The Repair Stem Cell Institute LLC'

..."Adult stem cells is a science that, unlike embryonic stem cells, is truly a reality TODAY and helping to save and improve patients' lives now. A more apt name, however, is REPAIR stem cells because they regenerate the body tissues for medical self-help repair using therapies that are already proven and ...

Many paths, few destinations: How stem cells decide what they'll be

...entiation can be made dramatically more efficient by choosing the right subpopulation of stem cells and stimulating them promptly, while they are most apt to differentiate. Im not doing anything complicated just using what nature already has, she says. But the findings also challenge biologists to c...

Researchers engineer new polymers to change their stiffness and strength when exposed to liquids

... at the VA's Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center, graduate student Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan, and Case Western Reserve University professors and apt investigators Dustin Tyler (biomedical engineering), Stuart Rowan (macromolecular science) and Christoph Weder (macromolecular science) have unveiled ...

Lowering the fear factor for entrepreneurs, intra-preneurs

...theyre used to drilling 10 holes and finding oil in one, Bomba said. In San Jose, Calif., one of the hotbeds of Silicon Valley, companies are far less apt to fear the competition, noted Paul Sheldon, holder of 17 patents and one-time finalist for Discover magazines Technological Innovation of the Year aw...

More Midwest Seed-Stage Life Science VCs

...ally invests in Missouri-based companies in the life sciences, health care and related information technology. It has investments in 11 companies: apt Therapeutics, Chlorogen, Divergence, Efficas, Everest, Inoveon, Metaphore Pharmaceuticals, Quick Study Radiology, Singulex, Stereotaxis and Symbiotics...

The Real World

... It's hard to argue about improvement. Motherhood, apple pie, the Packers, Badgers and continuous improvement all pretty much universal truths not apt to cause a fight after a few beers. Everyone seeks to improve. Not many of us choose to do things worse the next time. Einstein's theory of human natu...

Living the sweet life... in IT?

...ess formal, more immediate side of work, the daily interactions, the waxing and waning of relationships and power and attention. Like my friend, we're apt to not notice that informal side till things are way off the rails if then. It's enough to drive a techie nuts, all the curve balls and surprises t...

Fighting spam via blue frogs

...much so that species of non-poisonous frogs have adapted the blue poison frog's color as protective camouflage. Blue Security thinks the frog is an apt metaphor for spam fighting. The agent identifies links in unwanted e-mail, navigates to those links and begins filling out any forms it can find on th...

Control the community or just let go?

...d be open to the programmatic and marketing adaptations needed to improve upon those unanticipated applications. That advice may never have been so apt as in the case of Wetpaint, which today sends to beta an intriguing wiki for community communications. Wetpaint grew from the founders own need to fin...

An upside down view of the future

... the time winds sometimes so fierce that it difficult to walk against them. These winds blow like a southern hemisphere Mistral. They also make an apt metaphor for the type of climate in which businesses seem to be operating today. The onslaught of globalization, technology advances, and demographic ...

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Apt in Biological Definition

Abiogenesis

...cows' dung; or if butterflies , locusts , grasshoppers , shell-fish , snails , eels , and such like, be procreated of putrefied matter, which is apt to receive the form of that creature to which it is by formative power disposed. To question this is to question reason, sense and experience. If he...

Down syndrome

...the adult with Down syndrome behind. If there are no siblings willing or able to take the disabled person in, some institution will have to provide an apt and comfortable environment for the person with Down syndrome, as they are usually unable to run their own household, apply for a regular job, get a d...
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