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Hopkins Study suggests families benefit from raising children with chronic illnesses

...elopmental pediatrics, hopes that knowledge of the rewards of parenting a chronically ill child will help broaden health care professionals understanding of the home environment and ultimately lead to improved patient care. "As doctors we are skilled at asking about problems that arise from living with a chr...

Monkeys pay one another for work

...an primate) cooperate to obtain food and share the rewards of their efforts. The study, conducted by Frans de Waal, Ph.D., director of Yerkes' Living Links Center, and Michelle Berger, senior laboratory assistant, has implications for understanding the evolutionary basis of reciprocity, a fundamental feature...

Environmental quality gains require major policy changes

...policy in the United States neither encourages nor rewards corporate environmental management systems that exceed compliance requirements. "New policies must provide a holistic and integrated approach to environmental management that focuses on performance improvements rather than regulatory compliance, use...

Changing children's diets today could reduce bone problems 70 years from now

...ion, sophisticated measuring devices andstructured rewards for the participating children, the goal is to improve eatinghabits, one meal at a time. Children who regularly drink milk and eat other foods high in calcium may lowertheir risks in later life of suffering osteoporosis, the reduction in bone massand...

Rett Syndrome traced to defective gene 'silencer'

...i said inan interview. "It's the best case for the rewards of perseverance that I canthink of." The gene, called MECP2 , resides on the far end of the longest arm ofthe X chromosome. MECP2 encodes a protein named methyl-CpG-bindingprotein 2, or MeCP2, that binds to genes that a cell has methylated. Durin...

A Fresh Look At Love And War Between The Sexes

...fort, however, they stand to reap hugereproductive rewards with very little additional effort. Over 83 percent of allmale elephant seals ever born die without reproducing, a 20-year study found. But a highly successful male may have over 90 offspring. A highly successfulfemale in his harem will have about ...

NSF's Highest Honor For New Faculty Fosters Integration Of Research And Education

...ard recipients to date. The CAREER program rewards academic talent in all areas supported byNSF's research and education programs in science, mathematics, engineering andtechnology. With the establishment of the award in 1995, it supplanted otherNSF award programs with similar goals. Beginning in 1...

Monkeys Have Numerical Abilities, Two Columbia Psychologists Report

...ncluded that Nimsigned mainly to obtain particular rewards and that most of his signedcombinations were unoriginal imitations of those uttered by his human teachers. Ms. Brannon was awarded a National Science Foundation GraduateFellowship to pursue a Ph.D. studying the cognitive abilities of monkeys....

Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?

...nd reading them. In order for consumers to reapthe rewards of this information, it must be presented in a format that isunderstandable and consistent. The NLEA standardized the presentation ofnutritional information. This study investigated the effectiveness of these NLEA standards. The objective of this st...

Biologist Experiments With His Own Front Yard

...e for his lab practices. Wanting to share the rewards of his domestic discoveries, Alcock has written a book about hisexperiences, In a Desert Garden: Love and Death Among the Insects , published by W.W. Norton andCompany, 1997. Beautifully written, filled both with a profound love and respect for nat...

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(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
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(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
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