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Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...out the overall health and well-being of America's children continue to rise as the obesity epidemic continues...uit juices. As your best guideline, encourage your children to enjoy soft drinks in moderation as long as they also consume other nutrient-rich drinks." ...

Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome

...evere cardiac arrhythmia. The research shows that children who have the syndrome develop spontaneous genetic ...anding of autism, which affects 200,000 to 400,000 children in the United States. Calcium channels are pore-like proteins that nestle in cell membranes and cont...

Rare childhood genetic syndrome identified

...ingly, autism. The researchers have identified 17 children with the syndrome, seven of whom were living. Despite the complexity and severity of Timothy syndrome, the researchers show that it arises from a single, spontaneous, very subtle gene mutation in the mother's egg or father's sperm substitution of ...

Plants will not save us from greenhouse gases

The doomsayers may be right: our children may not inherit a bountiful and green world. According to researchers at McGill University, we have been overestimating the ability of plants to counteract the greenhouse effect. Their findings, published in the September 30 issue of Nature , sugges...

Researchers identify protein promoting vascular tumor growth

...bility. Use of alpha interferon as a medication in children can cause irreversible neurologic damage. Surgical...o away by themselves over time, but until they do, children are forced to accept a period of deformity, sometimes up to age 9," Gordillo said. In addi...

Winning combination to build bone density in children

...etaining bone mass. Their evidence indicates that children should engage in 25 to 40 minutes of vigorous activity and intake at least 700-800 milligrams of dietary calcium per day. For this study, vigorous activity could include actions like running, playing tag, jumping rope, etc. "You don't have to jump r...

High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'

...jump and glide to land on exposed flesh. Infected children respond best to treatment, but for medical interve...ipulas municipality before April 2004, out of 8772 children under 15, MSF screened 5359, finding and treating 50 Chagas positives. And out of an estimated 782 p...

Far more men than women favor routine paternity testing at birth

...enerally less that 1 percent of married women bear children fathered by men other than their husbands. The exc...anted to make sure that, for health reasons, their children had correct information about their genetic heritage. Of the men who favored testing, it w...

UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow

...lls 700,000 to 2.7 million people annually, mostly children under the age of four. In August 2003, he and his team reported that they had identified the full breadth of genetic activity at a key stage of development in the parasite, revealing that an unusually high percentage of genes ? at least 6...

Newly identified master gene key in baby's first breath

...ave implications for treating premature babies and children and adults with lung disease or lung injury. While...ad to new treatments for premature infants and for children and adults who suffer from lung disease or injury," he said. Because lungs do not fully mature un...

Bronfenbrenner book sums up human development

... programs and policies affecting the well-being of children and families both in the United States and abroad.... development. The chapters cover, for example, how children are raised in contemporary society and the role of peers in influencing child development, a compari...

Enzyme maintaining chromosome ends is linked to bone cancer recurrence, decreased survival

...at have spread from elsewhere. About 30 percent of children with osteosarcoma that has not spread from the bon...sion is associated with an unfavorable outcome for children being treated for osteosarcoma," said Jeffrey S. Dome, M.D., associate member in Hematology-Oncology...

University of Alberta researcher looks for clues to mysterious disease

...is a fair range). Soon after the onset of A-T, children lose their ability to write and speech becomes slow and slurred. Reading eventually becomes impossible because eye movements are too hard to control. Other features of the debilitating disease include mild diabetes, premature graying of the hair, dif...

A novel, safer strategy for regulating gene expression

...cerns about the development of leukemia in several children treated with gene therapy, this new method adds an important new safety feature to the gene therapy toolbox," says Mulligan, who is also a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Laising Yen and other members of Mulligan's laboratory beg...

Targeted therapy knocks out pediatric brain cancer in mice

...cise, targeted molecular interventions could spare children from the devastating effects of surgery, toxic chemotherapy, and exposure to high doses of radiation," offers Dr. Curran. ...

Genes expose secrets of sex on the side

... through human evolution is for more women to have children than men," said Jason Wilder, a postdoctoral fello...ffensive is that men tend to remarry and have more children much more often than women do." The team's research also overturns the long-accepted idea that...

New sign language suggests children create language's fundamentals through learning

...Japanese . At a school in Managua, Nicaragua, deaf children are speaking a new language entirely their own, wh...ties suggest this week in Science that, in fact, children give language its most fundamental, universal features just by the way they learn it. As varied as t...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...e presence of certain bacteria in dental plaque of children could help predict their risk of developing period...In the study, DNA was taken from plaque samples in children ages five to nine, with and without gingivitis, and tested for the presence of Porphyromonas gingiva...

A liking for sweets, combined with novelty seeking, may predict alcoholism

...) with a genetic vulnerability to alcoholism among children of alcoholic fathers. Sweet liking, however, is in...g) and a genetic vulnerability to alcoholism among children of alcoholic fathers. Sweet liking, however, is insufficient by itself to predict alcoholism. New ...

Researchers report new gene test for isolated cleft lip and palate

...alate, can predict this birth defect in subsequent children about 12 percent of the time. Utilizing this new gene test along with others that have already been developed, scientists now can collectively predict about 15 percent of isolated cleft lip and palate cases, impossible just a few years ago. One of th...

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