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Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
...athology compared with changes that occur in older adults
without dementia. "We're getting a better unders...ion tomography (PET) and functional MRI in healthy adults
and individuals with Alzheimer's disease, as well as new techniques that enable imaging of amyloid p...
Far more men than women favor routine paternity testing at birth
...and backgrounds, surveys also were completed by 78 adults
outside a Washington state driver's licensing office and at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Four different versions of the survey were used. For one version, 170 people were asked only one question: whether hospitals should routinely ...
Newly identified master gene key in baby's first breath
...ons for treating premature babies and children and adults
with lung disease or lung injury. While other gene...atments for premature infants and for children and adults
who suffer from lung disease or injury," he said. Because lungs do not fully mature until the las...
Hidden diversity: DNA 'barcoding' reveals a common butterfly is actually 10 different species
...strongly suggests mating segregation. Because the adults
differ at best only slightly in appearance -- so slightly that it was attributed to ordinary "variation" -- this finding may have larger implications for maintaining biodiversity. "It raises the questions of how many other species out there are reall...
New sign language suggests children create language's fundamentals through learning
...searchers compared the ways that deaf children and adults
used Nicaraguan Sign Language (NSL) to tell a story. The signers had learned the language at different stages of its brief history. While the oldest signers described actions using pantomime-like gestures, the younger generations carved the gestures...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...ct their risk of developing periodontal disease as adults
say researchers from Eastman Dental Institute, London, United Kingdom. Their findings appear in the September 2004 issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Gingivitis is the continuous accumulation of dental plaque caused by poor...
Genetically modified bacterium as remedy for intestinal diseases
...ccurring with increasing frequency, striking young adults
in particular. In an advanced stage of such inflammations, patients can eat only via catheters. Crohn's disease has been on the rise in recent years: it is estimated that in Western Europe 2 persons in 1000 suffer from it. This typically Western dis...
Joslin Diabetes Center adds first affiliate in California at Irvine Medical Center
...ers easy access to a wide range of specialists for adults
and children. Among them are endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, nephrologists, cardiovascular specialists, neurologists and certified diabetes educators. The treatment team is further complemented by dietitians and mental-health practitioners. Add...
New research shows air pollution can reduce children's lung function
...hort- and long-term effects. "If children or young adults
with low lung function were to have a cold, they might have more severe lung symptoms, or wheezing," says W. James Gauderman, Ph.D., associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School and lead author on the study. "They may have a longer d...
First clinical study of new pediatric croup vaccine shows safety, tolerability in adults
... Children's Research Hospital are investigating in adults
the use of a vaccine given by nose drops that migh...up virus. The results of the study in nine healthy adults
demonstrated that the SeV vaccine was safe and well tolerated. None of those vaccinated experienced ...
MIT research that stops pain of needle jabs gets FDA approval
...the FDA Aug. 17 could offer relief to children and adults
who hate the sharp stab of pain that comes with ne... commonly used in pediatrics and on critically ill adults
and children who must endure repeated needle sticks--it could become standard procedure in doctor's ...
Embryonic stem cell therapy shows steady benefits in rebuilding infarcted heart
...0 deaths in the U.S. each year, with the number of adults
diagnosed with heart disease exceeding 23 million, or 11.5% of the adult population. Previously thought of as concentrated in rich countries, ischemic heart and related cerebrovascular diseases alone caused an estimated 17 million or 23.2% of deaths ...
Muscling their way into the food chain: Zebra mussels alter fish populations in the Hudson River
... notes, "The changes we observed may lead to fewer adults
of species such as American shad, and more adults
of species such as redbreast sunfish in the Hudson. Maintaining a sustainable fishery for species li...
Infant rats eagerly accept high concentrations of alcohol upon first exposure
...scovery that infant rats are vastly different from adults
in terms of their affinity for alcohol," said Spear. "It has been known for years that adult rats, like most animals, reject alcohol at least initially. They will ingest concentrations of 10 percent or higher only after weeks or months of tricking ...
Infants sighs may 'reset' breathing regulation mechanism as well as help lungs develop
... wonder "what's with these sighs?" Of course adults
sigh; not as often as infants, though sometimes of...ties of breathing control are occasionally seen in adults
and infants, especially during illness. Premature babies often have transient pauses in their breat...
Excess thyroid hormone harmful to fetus
...etal life, similar to what happens in children and adults
with uncontrolled hyperthyroidism." Unaffected infants born to affected mothers also had extremely low levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), a definite sign of thyroid hormone excess. After birth, TSH levels slowly rose, reaching normal values...
Preschool bolsters early childhood immunity, reduces risk of young adult Hodgkin's lymphoma
... research also shows that Hodgkin's lymphoma among adults
aged 55 and over is associated with lower socioeco... linked the risk of Hodgkin's lymphoma among young adults
to high maternal education, few siblings, low housing density, and other aspects of higher childhood...
Early clinical treatment can halt progression of Alzheimer's disease, UCI researchers find
...erly in the United States, affecting 4.5-5 million adults
10 times more than those affected by Parkinson's disease. The disease is marked by the accumulation of two distinct brain lesions beta-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Both plaques and tangles accumulate in specific brain re...
Manatee population rising in some regions, likely stalled or declining in others
...st Catherine Langtimm, estimated survival rates of adults
and calves. Every year, scientists from several federal, state, and private agencies photograph individual manatees. Many manatees can be uniquely identified by their scar patterns, and this identification provides the information to estimate surviv...
Commercialization deal boosts hope for new sickle-cell drug
... follows successful Phase II clinical trials in 90 adults
with sickle-cell disease. The companies will colla...ood disorder that affects millions of children and adults
worldwide, including about 70,000 Americans, primarily people of African descent (about 8 percent of...
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