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Is there a link between soy formula and attention deficit disorder?

Irvine, Calif. -- Does soy-based infant formula lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (... of behavioral problems," Crinella said. "Soy milk formula contains about 80 times the levels of manganese found in breast milk, posing the risk that infants c...

UT Southwestern named one of 10 NIH centers for 'Human Proteome Project'

...lt. The genome all the DNA of an organism is the formula for making proteins. Proteins are the cellular workhorses that carry out genetic orders for major functions like triggering growth and battling diseases. Scientists around the world are now working to describe all the proteins and how they interact w...

Innovative research with pythons offers new insights into the body's digestive processes

...esponse. Infusion of nutritionally complete liquid formula or natural diet induced full intestinal response. Intact meals triggered full intestinal responses without pancreatic or biliary secretions, whereas direct cephalic and gastric stimulation failed to elicit any response. Hence neither physical stimula...

Study discovers key to baby-like skin

...ew the production of vernix as analogous to infant formula as a substitute for milk, says Dr. Visscher. Nature has figured out how to make it. Long term, we hope to be able to mass produce a synthetic equivalent. There is nothing out there now to take care of these preterm babies, and the list of other ap...

Breastfeeding may compensate for harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy

...a couple of weeks, or who were fed both breast and formula milk, were not included in the final analysis. Only those children whose mothers had smoked during pregnancy and who had been bottle fed performed poorly on the school tests. Mothers who breastfeed their children might differ from women who don't in ...

Fiber-boosted formula for piglets shows promise in battle against infant diarrhea

...he researchers reported that piglets that consumed formula with moderate levels of fermentable fiber tolerate...imurium much better than those fed a plain control formula or one with a non-fermentable fiber. The ongoing research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Ch...

Physics tip sheet #36 - July 30, 2003

...though most people will tell you that the chemical formula for water is H2O, a process called neutron Compton scattering (NCS) showed the H:O ratio is more like 1.5:1. But was that result due to some quirk of the measurement technique or is the ratio really not 2:1? Researchers have now extended the NCS meas...

Premature babies benefit from breast milk, study says

...lopmental gains equal to or greater than those fed formula specially designed for low-birth-weight infants, an international study finds. "Definitely, appropriately fortified breast milk is the feeding of choice for these premature, low-birth-weight babies," says University of Toronto nutritional sciences pr...

Estrogen receptor-a disruption and vasodilation in coronary arteries

...he percent of maximal relaxation, according to the formula Relaxation (%) = [(D8 Db)/Dm Db)] x 100, where Ds is recorded after each addition of the drug and Db is the initial baseline diameter recorded immediately before the first addition of the vasodilatory agent. A two-way repeated-measures ANOVA was us...

Physics tip sheet #39 - Nov. 17, 2003

... sea navigation. The paper derives the first exact formula for the speed of sound in any mixture of air and water. Previously only approximations were available, which were inaccurate at higher concentrations of air. In pure water, sound travels about five times as fast as it does in pure air. Just a small a...

Research to create lung-cancer blood tests receives $3.4M in Pennsylvania tobacco settlement funds

...based on research priorities and not dictated by a formula will develop Centers of Excellence to reduce disp... $58.7 million in tobacco-settlement funds through formula grants later this fiscal year. The law specifies that 13.6 percent of the tobacco settlement funds b...

Scientists calculate how high heels can go

...e Institute of Physics (London, UK) have devised a formula that high-heel fans can use to work out just how high they can go. Based on your shoe size, the formula tells you the maximum height of heel you can wear without toppling over or suffering agonies. h = Q...

Favorite liquid revisited

...d the University of Utrecht (Holland). As its H2O formula suggests, each water molecule is made of two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. In ice, water molecules are arranged in a crystal structure, with each molecule typically linked to four others through what chemists call hydrogen bonds. In a hydrogen...

Water molecules clump more loosely than previously thought

...nd the University of Utrecht (Holland). As its H2O formula suggests, each water molecule is made of two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. In ice, water molecules are arranged in a crystal structure, with each molecule typically linked to four others through what chemists call hydrogen bonds. In a hydrogen...

First flavors form a lasting impression

...One was a standard milk-based formula. The second formula is called a protein hydrolysate because the protei... weeks of age, one group was fed only the standard formula while a second group received only the hydrolysate formula. Two additional groups combined three mo...

S.C. hospitals and universities form statewide health research collaborative

...and where the monies will be invested as well as a formula for sharing grant revenues, intellectual property, and indirect costs generated by research initiatives funded by the effort. Freeman, Greenberg and Sorensen agreed that today's announcement goes far beyond business as usual. "Academics in action b...

Genomic biology institute's first grant to focus on soybeans, climate change

...of the success of this proposal, and I expect this formula to be repeated for the other IGB research themes," he said. Five postdoctoral researchers will be hired to work fulltime on the new project, DeLucia said. Another four to five graduate students also will participate. Until the IGB facility is compl...

UCLA researchers recreate patterns formed by mammalian cells

...ots instead of stripes. "Using the mathematical formula based on Turing's concepts, we were able to recreate the classic stripe or spot patterns seen throughout nature such as in a zebra's stripes or leopard's spots," said Garfinkel. Garfinkel adds that many parts of the body are based on patterns: St...

New model explains why costly insect 'outbreaks' hard to predict

... Taking into account so many dynamics yields a formula more complex and more useful than others that have been used to explain insect outbreaks. The model offers solutions for many of the insect-outbreak mysteries that have plagued ecologists for decades. For instance, scientists have sought ...

Gene therapy reaches muscles throughout the body and reverses muscular dystrophy in animal model

...es of the gene therapy agent. Chamberlain said the formula was the result of about a year of trying different methods. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an X-linked genetic disorder that strikes one of every 3,500 newborn boys. The genetic disorder eliminates production of the dystrophin protein...

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