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Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure
... makes the treatment both easier on the mother and baby
andcost-effective" said Buckley. "What we're saying is that essentiallyevery baby
with SCID could be cured if diagnosed early enough. SCID shouldbe considered a pediatric emergency."...
Summer Science: Firefly Babies Advertise Their Bitter Taste, UD Researchers Say
...er this: Light cues keep predators fromsnacking on baby
fireflies, University of Delaware scientists repor... as part of a mating ritual, Tallamy says. Because baby
fireflies arenot mature enough to reproduce, researchers have speculated that youngerspecimens migh...
No Link Seen Between Breast Cancer And Pesticides, PCB Exposure For General Population
...m from the system." She said that even though the baby
is exposed to these substances, the beneficial effects of breast feeding appear to outweigh potential risks associated with these organochlorines. Results of the study will be presented at the International Society for Environmental Epidemiolog...
Low Oxygen, Key To Fetal Development, Also Offers Cancer Clues
... develops and serves as a bridge betweenmother and baby
during pregnancy. The team studied cytotrophoblasts, the cells from theplacenta that form the connection between mother and fetus byattaching to the uterus. These cells eventually evolve intotumor-like cells that invade the mother's uterus and e...
Overfeeding Normal Infant Rats Affects Three Generations: Permanently Changes Basic Metabolism, Interferes With Reproduction
...lates the amount of nutrients fed to herdeveloping baby
through the bloodstream, but pregnancy can produce...verfeeding or diabetes is more or lessimprinting a baby
for life," adds Taylor. Taylor and Diaz only used female rats in their study because therese...
Folic Acid Fortification Effective In Cereal Grains
...ic acid per day to reduce their chances of havinga baby
with a neural-tube defect (any congenital defect involving the brain and spinal cord). "Nationwide food-consumption surveys suggest that the average daily folate intake for women ofchild-bearing age is 180 to 200 micrograms per day," said Dr. Gregory...
Ancient Greek Text Shows Musical View Of Pregnancy According To Translation By University Of Cincinnati Professor
...his fellow Greekwriters, that the development of a baby
followed patternsreflected in musical harmony and ...h pregnancies were doomed or bad luck (even if the baby
wasborn alive), Damastes provides a calendar that shows he believedeight-month babies were viable, a...
Iron Deficiency Increases Likelihood Of Bone Fractures
... of iron. But if the mother is iron deficient,the baby
will be, too. Medeiros added that teenage girls are also much at risk, since theyoften put themselves on diets to lose weight, and end up skipping mealsor not eating enough meat. Women in general are susceptible to iron deficiency,since ...
Handfish Steps Back From Brink Of Extinction
... researcher Mark Green, have successfully bred 35 baby
fish from two adult pairs at the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries Aquaculture facilities at Taroona. The Tasmanian Departments of Primary Industry and Fisheries, and Environment and Land Management, the Tasmanian Conservati...
Rare Mutation Find May Offer Clues To Treating Osteoporosis
... promises tobecome a greater problem nationally as baby
boomers age. "Bones of people with TDO, however, are so dense they fracture onlyrarely," he said. "Affected people are born with kinky, curly hair, and theirchief health problem is that they develop little or no enamel on their teeth,which ca...
Women Who Smoke While Pregnant Pass Along Genetic Mutations To Their Babies, According To Pitt Researchers
... who had very high frequencies of GPAmutations. A baby
born to one of these mothers who was a heavy smoker also hadthese mutations," said Dr. Romkes. "In addition, among these women withsignificantly elevated GPA mutation frequencies, each mother was a carrier of atleast two 'at-risk' enzyme genotypes."...
Births Of Rare Lemurs At Duke Primate Center
... A color photo, by DavidHaring, of the hand-raised baby
aye-aye being fed is available on the web as ajpeg...st to givelemur lovers a chance to name one of the baby
aye-ayes. For a $5 donation,entrants can suggest a "scary" name for a baby
aye-aye. Names already ...
Reduced Nutrients Still Cause Problems In The Neuse And Tar-Pamlico Rivers
...gh nitrate concentrations in water can cause "blue baby
syndrome" and is the primary reason why the drinking-water standard was established. Of the 47 pesticides tested in stream samples, 45 were detected. The most commonly detected pesticides were atrazine, alachlor, metolachlor, and prometon. Generall...
Jefferson Scientists Link Some Cases Of Scleroderma To Damage From Lingering Fetal Cells
...children. Weve known about cells from the baby
going to the mother, and vice versa, but we didnt know cells could survive in the circulation for decades," he says. The next step, Dr. Jimenez says, is to try to determine whether the fetal cells might actually cause the GVHD, a...
Schmidt-Nielsen Autobiography Details Scientific Adventures
...And, he has suffered the indignity of having a pet baby
desertfox nestled in his pocket experience diarrhea. Schmidt-Nielsen, 82, is certainly the only physiologist ever honoredwith a bronze statue of himself contemplating a camel -- a sculpture nowinstalled amidst a grove of trees outside the Duke Biolo...
Researchers Unable To Document Existence Of Transient HIV Infection In Infants
... testresults in the case where both the mother and baby
were positive and latershowed no evidence of infection showed that none of their five specimens withHIV-1 had viruses that were related," said Frenkel. "These viruses lookedgenetically different enough that they did not come from the same source. Als...
Evidence For Genetic Effects On The Behavior Of Normal Two-Week Old Babies
...in order toevaluate the kind of person the newborn baby
is. It assesses the baby'sbehavioral repertoire as...esponds to human and non-human stimuli. Theway the baby
uses states of consciousness to control his or her responsesreveals the baby's capacity to respond t...
News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes
..., he just wasn't gaining weight as fast as another baby
aye-aye, Kali,who stayed with its mother, Endora. "I have a feeling that aye-aye milk is much richer than what we fedhim," said Williams. "The milk composition of nocturnal lemurs, in which theinfant stays in a nest and the mother comes and g...
Fetal Growth Rate Affects Risk Of Heart Disease
...eclines as birth weight increases (the heavier the baby
the less likely he is to die from heart disease in... fetus grows rather than the ultimate size of the baby
at birth that is the important determinant of the risk. However, Leon et al are not certain what fa...
How Mammals Learn To Recognise Their Mother
...otherlactating females. The researchers then took baby
rats which are blind for the first 12 daysand rear...tely from other adults.Between 10 and 30 days, the baby
rats were required to repeatedly choosebetween wire cages containing the mother, another lactating f...
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