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Ethnic clustering of male genes in India
...nt rank is customary. If,however, a man marries a woman
of lower rank, he may retain his own caste andrank; the converse situation, a woman
marrying a man of lower rank, is veryrare. Bhattacharyya and colleagues examined the effect of this...
Researchers discover genetic basis of heritable sleep disorder
...out it," he explained. In this case, however, one woman
with a severe circadian disruption did seekhelp from Jones, a neurologist who specializes in treating sleep disorders. "Itturns out that her daughter and grandchild have a similar sleep pattern," saidPtácek. Jones approached Ptácek, w...
Scientists find genetic links for deadly type of breast cancer
...nes in mammary breast cell linesestablished from a woman
with inflammatory breast cancer and two women who didnot have cancer. Eight genes were found only in normal cells; nine wereoverexpressed or present in unusually large amounts in cancer cells. Once thegenes were identified, the U-M team used DNA pr...
Male courtship pheromone identified
...heir menstrual cycles. And there's evidence that a woman
who spends much timearound a single man develops a more regular menstrual cycle, which might beconducive to successful conception. "The sexuality of humans is obviously pretty complicated and goes farbeyond a single chemical cue," Houck said....
Jefferson study shows women with inherited breast cancer gene at greater risk for recurrence and new tumors
...nt options. "These findings suggest that a woman
who has a mutation in BRCA1 orBRCA2 who is treated...ing appropriate treatments. "If you told a woman
with a damaged BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene that in nineyears, 40 to 50 percent of patients like you are goin...
...or of the study. "In a case study of a 19-year-old woman
who diedafter a near-drowning, we were able to pro... investigated the cause of death of the19-year-old woman
because her death followed a near-drowning that had nosatisfactory explanation. She was athletic and...
Breast-feeding plays second fiddle to work, study finds
...ation seems to occur when a woman
returns to work in the first 12 weeks ...," Roe said. For example, a woman
working eight hours a day gave her infant about one-and-a-half fewer daily br...
Woman pregnant after selecting healthy embryo
...agnosis Portland, Ore. -- A 39-year-old Portland woman
is the first Oregon Health Sciences University pat...ty HSU Fertility Consultants Clinic last June. The woman
is now five months pregnant. "We are delighted with this accomplishment for OHSU, but more important...
Drinking during pregnancy has yet another consequence: premature delivery
...hol," said Cook. "It might be different for every woman
and every fetus. But there are three main things involved: the amount they consume, the pattern of their drinking, like bingeing, and when they drink during gestation." The third factor was earlier discovered by chance during lab work: Cook and h...
Calcium not the only key to bone health in older women
...d markers of bone formation and dissolution. Each woman
also completed a detailed dietary profile focusing on foods consumed most frequently in the past twelve months, as well as during childhood and early adulthood. Those who reported the highest consumption of foods containing zinc, magnesium, potassium...
Study suggests newer oral contraceptives may be less harmful for women smokers
... choice that ultimately needs to be made between a woman
and her doctor." The newer third-generation oral contraceptives might not be appropriate for all women, she said. One study suggested the medications might be linked with a higher risk of blood clot formation, while another more recent investigatio...
Nearly half of all women 65 and older now use herbal products to feel better, but don't tell their doctors
...views were drawn from a random sample, all but one woman
in the study were white, so the data are not representative of all ethnic groups. "In today's world of mass media and promises, it is not surprising that the women in this study used additional nonprescription and herbal therapies. Providers need to ...
New NASA web site features women's contributions to NASA's Microgravity Research Program
... love of science and math," said Griner. Another woman
profiled on the site, Dr. Karen McDonald Moore, a biochemist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, tells young women, "Dream! Your opportunities are unlimited, so reach for the sky in every aspect of your life." Moore has served as lead scie...
Researchers find key to growing, differentiating human cells
... with the eventual goal of testing drugs that a woman
can take during pregnancy without harming her fetus. A forest of microscopic polyester fibers anchor living cells in the bioreactor. This allows cells to grow and reproduce as they do in ...
Updated study shows baseline annual diet costs less for women than men
...ing a nutritious diet remains less expensive for a woman
than a man, according to the updated version of a ...78. The optimal solution diet for a 25-50 year old woman
consists, on a daily basis, of 1.13 cups of wheat flour, 1.61 cups of rolled oats, 16.7 fluid ounces...
New fertility technique to help women have own genetic baby from donor egg
...o an enucleated donor egg means that the infertile woman
would give birth to a baby who would be almost entirely genetically her own as well as her partner's. The technique could help those women whose embryos have repeatedly failed to develop because of defects in the extranuclear material of their own ...
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may protect against cognitive decline in women 65 and older who have a certain genetic make-up
...f Neurology, is the first to show that the genes a woman
inherits can affect her response to estrogen. Women who carry a certain variety of a gene called ApoE were half as likely to suffer cognitive deterioration after age 65 if they were using estrogen, said principal investigator Kristine Yaffe, MD, a...
UCSD researchers find genetic key to puzzling congenital disease
...ill be helpful in family planning. For example, a woman
could choose to undergo in-vitro fertilization and have only those eggs implanted that are unaffected by the genetic condition." Since Karin's discovery in late 1996 of IKK and its three sub-units alpha, beta and gamma showing that the IKK complex ...
Fewer eggs in IVF patients linked to early menopause
... evidence that the number of eggs retrieved from a woman
after stimulating her ovaries for IVF is likely to...ween the age of menopause and the number of eggs a woman
produces for IVF. It was carried out as part of nation-wide Dutch cohort study into ovarian stimulat...
Screening embryos for 'problem' chromosomes
...s Down's Syndrome. Around 9% of couples where the woman
suffers repeated miscarriages involve translocations and any babies born are severely handicapped. Women at high risk can be offered IVF. Doctors use molecular probes around day three of embryo development to recognise these conditions and ensure tha...
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