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Warming temperatures put tufted puffin at risk

...eeding colonies, the puffins can't catch fish. The adults then appear to abandon their chicks under these conditions, perhaps so that they can forage farther offshore and the chicks are left to starve." If these warm temperatures were to continue or to increase in frequency, it is likely that puffins would ...

AACR forum to discuss stem cells and cancer research: Public policy issues

...re small numbers of more pluripotent stem cells in adults that rival the "plasticity" of embryonic stem cells. Among other questions scientists are now asking is whether adult stem cells have a wider range of potential therapeutic uses than was previously thought. Can adult stem cells develop into many type...

Pre-diabetic adults at increased risk of colon cancer

...those with normal glucose tolerance. "By contrast, adults with outright diabetes had little or no associatio...y, Brancati and colleagues studied data from 3,054 adults ages 30 to 74 who underwent glucose tolerance testing as part of the Second National Health and Nutr...

Abnormal plant shows scientists path to plant, animal development

...ot is revealing how plants develop from embryos to adults and also may hold answers about cancer cell growth. Purdue University researchers have uncovered nine specific genes that are shut off before plants make the developmental transition from the embryonic stage to adulthood. Results of the latest study ...

Sleep disorders linked to faulty brain chemistry, study finds

...s during a person's sleep, may affect 3 percent of adults but goes undiagnosed in most of them. Its most notable symptoms are snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness, though it can also affect blood pressure, memory and even reaction time while driving. REM sleep behavior disorder, meanwhile, occurs less ...

Is there a benefit to having been vaccinated against smallpox as a child?

...eradicated by the World Health Organization. "Many adults in the United States received the smallpox vaccine...response of the Dryvax vaccine in diluted doses in adults who were vaccinated as children. Frey said this research sets the stage for a larger-trial. This ph...

Cigarette smoke linked to low folate levels

...nino and colleagues say. The study included 15,564 adults ages 17 and older who received blood tests for cotinine, a nicotine byproduct, and folate. The people were also asked about their eating and smoking habits. Older individuals in study, those ages 50 and older, were less likely to be active smokers or...

Pox to pimples; study says acne-like outbreak not vaccinia

.... "We wanted to see if this eruption was common in adults after vaccination, and if it could be mistaken for...suggests, might lie in the differences between the adults in the smallpox vaccine trial population and the children who routinely received the vaccine until 1...

Organization for Human Brain Mapping annual meeting abstract highlights

...e difference in gray matter of the visualsystem in adults with strabismic amblyopia and in controls. Thefind...entration betweenstrabismic amblyopic patients and adults without strabismic amblyopiacould not be identified from MR images by simple visual inspectiondone, ...

ENBREL rapidly, significantly improved back pain, mobility, function in ankylosing spondylitis

... studies, ENBREL worked for about two out of three adults with RA, three of four children with JRA, and about 50 percent of patients with psoriatic arthritis. Since the product was first introduced, the following have been reported in patients using ENBREL: Serious Infections Many occurred in people pron...

Once weekly ENBREL significantly reduced rheumatoid arthritis pain, inflammation & improved function

... studies, ENBREL worked for about two out of three adults with RA. Since the product was first introduced, the following have been reported in patients using ENBREL: Serious Infections Many occurred in people prone to infection, such as those with advanced or poorly controlled diabetes Some serious inf...

Born shy, always shy? Temperamental differences may last throughout life, brain study suggests

... suggest. When shown pictures of unfamiliar faces, adults who were shy toddlers showed a relatively high lev...le social anxiety disorder is currently treated in adults with drugs called SSRIs and behavioral therapy, it's not yet clear what the best interventions would...

160,000-year-old fossilized skulls from Ethiopia are oldest modern humans

Berkeley -The fossilized skulls of two adults and one child discovered in the Afar region of eastern Ethiopia have been dated at 160,000 years, making them the oldest known fossils of modern humans, or Homo sapiens. The skulls, dug up near a village called Herto, fill a major gap in the human fo...

Fish is not always 'brain food'

...hylmercury exposure at levels often encountered by adults in North America may be inducing adverse effects o.... This new research challenges the assumption that adults are much less sensitive to its toxic effects than children. Ellen Silbergeld, of John Hopkins Univer...

Protein critical for development in fruit flies found to aid healing of cuts and wounds in mammals

...e 165 percent by 2050, as the number of overweight adults and children climbs in the United States. Geneticists have long been aware of the role played by "c-Jun"-a protein called a "transcription factor" because it turns genes on and off- in bringing cells together during the embryonic development of Droso...

Kefir may bolster lactose tolerance in intolerant people

...the live cultures remain. The researchers asked 15 adults to consume five separate test foods: 2 percent milk; plain kefir; raspberry-flavored kefir; plain yogurt; and raspberry-flavored yogurt. Each food was eaten after a 12-hour fast and followed up by a series of breath hydrogen tests every hour for eigh...

Study: Adults maintain significant improvement in ADHD with long-term use of amphetamine

...r findings suggest that, as in children with ADHD, adults who have this condition can benefit from treatment...on to be effective and well-tolerated for treating adults with ADHD, Weisler said. This medication controlled ADHD symptoms up to 12 hours after a single morn...

Hopkins researchers find potential new treatment for children with chronic hepatitis C

...tions have found that a drug recently approved for adults with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) also may be a safe ...tion, which is the current treatment of choice for adults with CHC," she said. "Such a study will be necessary before the Food and Drug Administration can app...

Public knows no more about genetics than in 1990, U-M study shows

...de of highly publicized advances in genetics, U.S. adults know no more about genetic testing than they did i...nd 2000 surveys: "Genetic screening can be used in adults to predict whether a person will suffer a heart attack." Fifty-five percent of the adults surveyed i...

Early-life environments shape development of stress behaviors and learning abilities in mice

... both pre- and post-natally differ dramatically as adults in their stress responses and learning abilities. The finding, reported in the May issue of Nature Neuroscience, suggests that pre- and post-natal maternal environments, when taken together, play a strong role in determining the stress profile and co...

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