Tag: "childhood" at biology news
Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome
...ointed the genetic cause of a devastating but rare childhood
disorder, called Timothy syndrome, which underlies a form of severe cardiac arrhythmia. The research shows that children who have the syndrome develop spontaneous genetic mutations that interfere with calcium channels that regulate the excitation an...
Bronfenbrenner book sums up human development
...on which to examine the effectiveness of our early childhood
policies, programs and practices on the lives of America's children and families," adds Evelyn Moore, president of the National Black Child Development Institute. "In the unfolding of his theory, we find evidence that what, when and how we do our wor...
Popular Science announces Third Annual 'Brilliant 10'
...instream view that neural circuitry is fixed after childhood
and may lead to methods of repairing the memory-formation system in Alzheimer's patients and others. James Walker , 40, Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, TX) for his work in the field of impact physics. In Isaac Newton's theoretical uni...
USC study links historical increases in life span to lower childhood exposure to infection
...al yet steady increase in human life span to lower childhood
rates of exposure to infectious diseases such as t...s that in historical times when there was a lot of childhood
mortality, even kids that didn't die got chronic infections. Those chronic infections from childhood...
New research suggests early diet may play key role in protecting against childhood leukaemia
London, UK: Incidence rates of childhood
leukaemia are significantly lower in Asia than in ... to differences in diet pattern. The incidence of childhood
leukaemia in Britain increased dramatically during the twentieth century. The increase has mainly af...
New research suggests link between maternal diet and childhood leukemia risk
...ing a child who develops leukemia, the most common childhood
cancer in the United States. "This is the first ti...vey of a woman's diet and linked it to the risk of childhood
leukemia," said Dr. Kenneth Olden, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Scienc...
New evidence of radiation risk in childhood leukaemia
...ent of the disease in childhood. The incidence of childhood
leukaemia in Britain increased dramatically during... disease. The link between ionising radiation and childhood
leukaemia is well-established. Increased rates of childhood
leukaemia were found in those exposed at...
Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference
London, UK: The advances in treating childhood
leukaemia over the last forty years have been one ...mortality trends crystallises the problem posed by childhood
leukaemia from a public health standpoint: we have become steadily better at treating it at least i...
Research suggests unborn children may be at risk from environmental pollution
... to reach the developing foetus. The incidence of childhood
leukaemia in Britain has increased dramatically du...e exact levels are as yet unknown but we know that childhood
leukaemia is initiated in utero and this could well be a factor in the initiation.Consideration must...
OneWorld Health compiles comprehensive state of infectious diarrhea treatments, potential solutions
...and CEO of OneWorld Health. She added that of all childhood
infectious diseases, diarrhea is thought to have the greatest impact on fitness, cognitive function, and school performance. "We will find ways to change this, through the development of new treatments for the world's most vulnerable infants and chi...
First clinical study of new pediatric croup vaccine shows safety, tolerability in adults
...will similarly help eradicate hPIV-1 as a cause of childhood
2nd media alert First Scientific Conference on Childhood Leukaemia
...ain's leading charity dedicated to the conquest of childhood
leukaemia and it is organising the world's first c...usively to the incidence, causes and prevention of childhood
leukaemia. Many of the most prominent international names in leukaemia research in Europe, the USA, ...
JCI table of contents, 16 August, 2004
...self that are recognized in the natural history of childhood
diabetes. Not all IAA-positive children, however, go on to develop additional autoantibodies against antigens from pancreas islet cells and, from there, progress to type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). In a standard immune response, antibody maturation t...
Genes can influence both alcohol consumption and dependence
...ce of a person's genes from the influence of their childhood
environment," added Kate Conigrave, associate prof...xample, if a person has an alcoholic parent, their childhood
may be traumatic, and this may place them at increased risk of later alcohol dependence themselves. ...
Preschool bolsters early childhood immunity, reduces risk of young adult Hodgkin's lymphoma
...vention . Earlier research indicated that higher childhood
socioeconomic status and delayed infection with th...hool or day care favors earlier exposure to common childhood
infections, the study supports the hypothesis that delayed infection increases the risk of young-adu...
Physics gravity model applicable to disease spread
...ir model, the researchers used British data on the childhood
disease measles because British records dating fro...cal class of disease that includes the traditional childhood
illnesses mumps, rubella, chickenpox, whooping cough that are extremely contagious, but short-live...
New survey reveals insights into unique relationship between mothers and pediatricians
...ithout compromising the protection against serious childhood
diseases. Today's complicated immunization schedule calls for as many as six shots per visit--which can be traumatic for both moms and babies. I encourage moms to ask pediatricians about options to reduce that number." Close behind immunization, ...
Outcome for acute lymphoblastic leukemia linked to gene expression patterns
...ng role of St. Jude in increasing the cure rate of childhood
ALL from 4 percent to more than 80 percent during the past 40 years, the cause of failure in the remaining 20 percent of children is largely unknown, according to William E. Evans, Pharm.D., St. Jude scientific director. The current findings could he...
First International Scientific Conference on Childhood Leukaemia
...g charity dedicated exclusively to the conquest of childhood
leukaemia is organising the first international s... held into the incidence, causes and prevention of childhood
leukaemia. Major advances in treatment have seen a significant increase in 5-year survival rates fr...
How wounds heal Clues from flies
Anyone who's endured their share of childhood
scrapes has probably heard some version of the motherly admonishment, "Don't pick that scab, you'll just make it worse!" It turns out, Mom was on to something, according to research published on-line in the open-access journal PLoS Biology. Tissue da...
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