Tag: "infant" at biology news
Brain Protein "Rescues" Neurons From Atrophy
...ully developed. The scientists kept one eye of the infant
ferrets closed, which normally results in atrophy ...rophins -- NGF, BDNF, NT-3 or NT-4 -- to slices of infant
ferret brain cortex, maintained in tissue culture. Such young brain tissue is in the process of rapi...
Children Become Gorillas In VR Zoo
..., the pregnant Mia Moja, Choomba and her2-year-old infant
Kudzoo. The students will assume the role of a juvenile gorilla who becomesrestless in the company of an adult male and an adult female, both ofwhom are resting contently. The male will rebuke an annoying oraggressive approach. Females are more tole...
Duke Primate Center Sets October Expedition To Find 'Juliet'
...e other hand, survived andprospered, because as an infant
his body required more calcium, and he didnot suffer from hypercalcemia. Calcium-rich foods are now excluded fromRomeo's diet, and the Duke primatologists believe that they have developedenough information about the sifaka's low-calcium diet of leave...
Duke Study Shows Early Marrow Transplant Key To 'Bubble Boy' Disease Cure
...by removing these cells before the transplant, the infant
avoidsthe toxic drugs normally given to suppress the donor's T-cells. Results from the study of 79 SCID patients who received bone marrowtransplants at Duke between May 1982 and January 1997 indicate that parents,as well as siblings of SCID-aff...
Human Breast Milk Contains Obesity Hormone
... leptin offers any advantages or disadvantages for infant
development, but they do know that infants whose n... to this story, because if leptin is important for infant
development, these varying levels may mean that some infants are at a disadvantage." Another the...
Infants, Toddlers Should Not Restrict Fat Intake, Experts Say
...ldren as old as age 5 and changes in the makeup of infant
formulas. "The scientific community is focused in ...ritional shortages. The relative low-fat nature of infant
formula is a special concern for these researchers. "Certain fatty acids are found only in human mil...
High Altitudes May Be Harmful To Some Infants
... respiratory infections, airway hypoxia and sudden infant
death syndrome. Contact: Professor David Southall, Professor of Paediatrics, Academic Department of Paediatrics, North Staffordshire Hospital Centre, Stoke on Trent t: 01782 552577 f: 01782 713 946 firstname.lastname@example.org...
Births Of Rare Lemurs At Duke Primate Center
...er of babies of rare species. This spring's infant
crop include: Three Coquerel's sifaka...rowned sifakas." The first golden-crowned infant
born in captivity last year died,Haring said, but the Primate Center hopes this second infant
No Ode To Joy From Food Scientists Over New Edition
...nistration (FDA) reports that pesticide residueson infant
and adult foods are almost always well below toler...sedfrom supermarkets, the FDA found no residues in infant
or adult foods overlevels allowed by the FDA or Environmental Protection Agency. Joy : Organic...
Infant Dependency Drives Menopause, NSF-Supported Researcher Reports
...aid. "Since humans have a more prolonged period of infant
dependency than otherspecies, we'd expect menopaus...nd age 21, which allows ample time for theyoungest infant
to reach independence. Packer said that he found no evidence that menopause frees older fema...
Biggest Acoustics Meeting Ever
...nguage. In an effort to understand further how the infant
brain wires itself to incominglanguage information, Kuhl will present new experimental studies of brain activity in 7-month-oldslistening to sounds from their native language (3aSC2). Sonar Monitoring of Seafood As worldwide consumption of seafoo...
Researchers Unable To Document Existence Of Transient HIV Infection In Infants
...ooked as ifwe had a case where both the mother and infant
were transiently infected," saidFrenkel. T... of HIV-1. The researchers re-analyzed the infant
specimens that had testedpositive for HIV-1 and the mothers' specimens. They performed tests to stud...
News Backgrounder: Duke Primate Center Successfully Fosters Mysterious Aye-Ayes
... timesuch a full-scale attempt had been made on an infant
member of this endangeredspecies. Their de...y Williams and staffmembers took turns feeding the infant
a concentrated version of a human infantformula through a nipple-tipped syringe. Williams al...
International Study Finds Mothers' Lifetime Lead Exposures May Put Breast-Fed Newborns At Risk
...ntlydifferent from those found in various kinds of infant
formulae. In spite of these low concentrations, the researchers found a strongcorrelation between the amount of lead in the mothers' milk samples and thecorresponding blood lead levels of the infants. In fact, calculations based onthe first 60 to...
Proteins Deep Inside The Nucleus Hold Clues For Two Diseases
...scular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of infant
death. Specifically,the Penn group has focused on a group of 20 RNA-binding proteins called hnRNPs,which are important in the formation of mRNA. "In terms of clinical relevance,perhaps the most important area that we now work on is spinal muscular a...
Stress Hormone Levels Predict Length Of Gestation In Human Pregnancy
...edictor of prematurity and other adverse fetal and infant
developmentaloutcomes. The study was funded by the National Institute of Child Health andHuman Development at the National Institutes of Health....
Monkeys Have Numerical Abilities, Two Columbia Psychologists Report
...oam Chomsky, was raised and socialized like ahuman infant
in the mid-1970s. Nim appeared to learn American Sign Language,and eventually mastered a 125-sign vocabulary. However, Prof. Terrace was notconvinced that the chimp had demonstrated the ability to create uniquesentences, the hallmark of language. ...
University Of Chicago Professor Wins $50,000 Bristol-Myers Squibb Award For Distinguished Achievement In Infectious Disease Research
...l maternity wards wereunwittingly passing HSV from infant
simply by failing to wash theirhands between handling children. His study demonstrating this led di...
Molecular Basis Of Leading Genetic Cause Of Infant Death Discovered
...inal muscularatrophy, the leading genetic cause of infant
death. This neuromuscular disease,characterized by the degeneration of motor nerve cells that control the body'sinvoluntary muscles from the head down, originates from defects in the Survivalof Motor Neuron (SMN) gene on chromosome 5. Spinal muscle a...
New Insight Into Genetic Cause Of Infant Mortality
...r disease that is the most common genetic cause of infant
mortality. Now, HHMI investigator Gideon Dreyfuss and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center have found two critical pieces of evidence that support the hypothesis that this gene mutation causes SMA. Dreyfuss and colleagues ...
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