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Granny gorilla knows best
...rst report of a mother instructing her daughter on baby
care. The daughter, an 11-year-old western lowland... So for several days after the birth of her second baby
at San Diego Wild Animal Park, the keepers and primatologist Masayuki Nakamichi of Osaka University ...
Genetic info of cloned pigs may help babies before birth
...predict which patients are susceptible to having a baby
with IUGR," he said. "If you happen to know that the woman is susceptible to IUGR, you could intervene early in gestation to try and increase the nutritional level of that fetus. The problem is that IUGR is usually diagnosed later in the pregnancy, a...
Scientists' findings may lead to better understanding of how that sleep develops, matures
... Bethesda, MD As any new mother knows, getting a baby
to sleep at night is an art, and perhaps using snippets from Shakespeare's Hamlet may help. But the science of how babies sleep and what their processes may have in common with their adult counterparts could be a small step closer to being better u...
Parenting ethics panel explores thorny issues posed by technology
... The documentary presented one scenario in which a baby
was conceived by donor sperm and the egg of one woman, and was carried by that woman's lesbian partner. Who was the mother in this situation? "I would consider both women to be the mother, but legally, I don't know if there is an answer," Giudice sai...
UW study: Baby's face lights up emotional center of new mom's brain
..."There's one stimulus that's universally positive: baby
faces," says Nitschke. "Just looking at them gets ...their own babies compared to seeing someone else's baby
or no image at all, showed greater activity in the orbitofrontal cortex - a brain region in the lowe...
Should publicly funded research be free and available to the public?
...ting the results. But they should not be given the baby
- our baby
- to own and control. By paying publishers for each article at the time of its publication, instead ...
Baker's yeast rises from genome duplication
...lutionary innovations in one giant leap instead of baby
steps. It may account for up to 80 percent of flowering plant species and could explain why fish are the most diverse of all vertebrates. "The results here suggest that it may also be fruitful to search for similar genomic signatures of WGD in other ...
First flavors form a lasting impression
...think it tastes bad. These findings reveal if the baby
feeds this formula by three months of age, the baby
learns to like its taste." These early influences persist to shape flavor preferences during childho...
Following complex motions
...sual area was first identified in 1971 in the bush baby
by Kaas and J.H. Allman of the California Institut...onkey species, including the owl monkey. As a bush baby
was presented with a pattern that filled its entire visual field, neurons throughout the region resp...
U.S. President's budget proposal means 5-year cuts 'well below historic levels'
...ext decade. These fiscal impacts could come as the baby
boomer generation hits retirement age, resulting in enormous increases in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid expenses. Agency Impacts The president has proposed budget decreases at nine of the 12 federal agencies with the largest R&D portfoli...
Inflammation, hypertension are focus of major new MCG research program
...od pressure. Many physicians now prescribe a daily baby
aspirin for those concerned about heart disease and have begun testing C-reactive protein levels to help predict a patient's risk for heart attack. "Right now, there is a lot of correlation if you look at the literature between C-reactive proteins, i...
Researchers find evidence that sea turtles navigate with magnetic maps
...etic field. Previous work by the group showed that baby
sea turtles can use magnetic information as a built-in compass to help guide them during their first migration across the Atlantic Ocean. Their latest studies reveal that older turtles use the Earth's field in a different, far more sophisticated way:...
Solving the mystery of the dancer mice, and cleft lip too
...cant and disfiguring birth defect," says Jiang. "A baby
born with clefting might need years of multiple surgeries. It also creates a social burden for the person." For tens of thousands of children around the world, the problem has been fixed by volunteers for Operation Smile, a non-profit organization t...
Staying close to mother helps baby dolphins swim
...na fishermen may sever the link between mother and baby
dolphins, to disastrous effect. Young dolphins kee...that as a pair separate the positive forces on the baby
dolphin decrease rapidly, and as the dolphins swim faster the relative energy savings that the calf ...
Genetic testing of embryos to pick 'savior sibling' OK with most Americans
...ic testing and selection of embryos to make sure a baby
will be a good match to donate blood or tissue to ...pprove of selecting an embryo based on whether the baby
will be a girl or boy. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) involves the removal and genetic anal...
For a male sand goby, playing 'Mr. Mom' is key to female's heart
...e interested in you as a single guy is to borrow a baby
or a puppy. Women obviously find 'caring guys' very sexy." As part of a research effort aimed at investigating the role of sexual selection in how parental care has evolved in male fish, St. Mary, Kai Lindstrm and Christophe Pampoulie, both of the ...
Human brain works heavy statistics learning language
...ery quickly; we don't perceive pauses. So how is a baby
supposed to make out where one word begins and another ends? Newport and Aslin devised a test where babies and adults listened to snippets of a synthetic language: a few syllables arranged into nonsense words and played in random order for 20 minutes...
The UV advantage
... sun exposure. I am not advocating a return to the baby
oil and sun reflector tanning days of the past. This is about a spending a few minutes in natural or artificial sunlight, several times a week without sunscreen to satisfy your body's vitamin D requirement; it is not about damaging the...
Baby born from sperm frozen for record 21 years
... 25 May) what they believe to be a world record a baby
born using sperm that had been frozen for 21 years...cine at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester. A healthy baby
boy was born two years ago to a couple after the father had been successfully treated for testicular...
Floods, bugs and Hollywood disasters
...lace to make lots of whoopee and raise a passel of baby
bugs, said Rich Merritt, chairman of entomology at Michigan State University. "With two kinds of breeding environments of water in abundance, this is going to be a bad news year for mosquitoes, and a big year for black flies," Merritt said. Mosquito...
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