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Twin Study May Ease Parents' Concerns About Late Talkers, Underscores Impact Of Environment On Language Development
...vidence that talking more than normal willincrease word
comprehension," Professor Reznick cautioned. "A c...iveness as well as the link between environmentand word
comprehension," he said. Next, Professor Reznick will look for a link between wordcomprehens...
Duke University Students Devise Devices For The Disabled
... tell them they are wrong and then replay the same word
again." The other mode makes a game of finding shapes within a recessed grid."It will ask the child to find objects," he said. "They feelin each of these holes and they figure out if it is the object they're askedto find." Another ambitious project...
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Receives $1.1 Million Grant From National Cancer Institute
...--Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution received word
today that they are the recipient of a three-year, $1.1 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for studies investigating the potential anticancer properties of the marine-derived comp...
Iron Deficiency Increases Likelihood Of Bone Fractures
...gon iron supplements. Medeiros added another word
of caution. I dont want tosuggest that weve proven definitively whether iron deficiency leadsto more bone fractures in humans. That will be our next step. Welllook at this more in the future, and examine the effects of iron...
Good Ergonomics Is Good Economics
...he cost-benefits of good ergonomics of getting the word
out that most often, good ergonomics is good econo...n. Thus, it is up to us to document and spread the word
that good ergonomics IS good economics! REFERENCES Association of American Railroads. (1989). Rese...
Low Cholesterol? Reduced Sodium? What Do These Terms Really Mean?
... 20g. Subjects' perceptions may be affected by the word
"cream" in thetitle, since cream in general has a lot of fat. These kinds of considerationsseem to have had a greater effect on subjects' perceptions than the FDAregulated quantifier terms. DISCUSSION There are several findings of this study that...
Emerging Field Of Industrial Ecology
...rial design and development activity centers. The word
ecology impliesthat one should conserve and reuse resources of all kinds." The industrial process has four central players: the materialsextractor or grower, the materials processor or manufacturer, the user and thescavenger. To the extent...
Hormones Found In The Brain May Determine How Much You Eat And Affect Obesity And Diabetes
...d the receptors, OX1R and OX2R, allude to theGreek word
orexis, for appetite. "These receptors and ligands regulate feeding behavior, whichis a very important area of medical research," said Dr. MasashiYanagisawa, professor of molecular genetics and Howard Hughes MedicalInstitute (HHMI) investigat...
Learning About Evolution Critical For Understanding Science
...ch in the classroom. But scientists do not usethe word
"theory" to describe an unsubstantiated idea. In science, theories are explanations based on a large body of established facts. The debate about evolution in the scientific community is focused on the details of how evolution occurs, not whether it...
Hopkins Scientists Clock The Speed Of Comprehension
...help scientistsbetter understand comprehension and word
loss from disorders like stroke orAlzheimer's disease, he notes. In an article describing the unusual experiment in the May 25Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, Hart and Hopkinsspecialists in epilepsy, biomedical engineering...
Cells Say The Darndest Things
... as if researchers knew that in 1,000 letters, the word
"food" appeared 1,800 times, but they could not discern how many times (if at all) "food" showed up in any one letter. Zare suspected the average message might not be a good representation of any single vesicle's contents. "Could it be that the real ...
Commercial Fish: Eat Up, Despite Low Levels Of Mercury
...learned to walk andtalk, measurements of reflexes, word
recognition, and socialbehavior, and the best neuropsychological tests yet developed toevaluate children at these ages. At each interval, the results ofthe longitudinal study have been consistent: no ill effects froma high-fish diet. The JAMA paper d...
For Fruit Flies, Finding The Right Mate May Mean Offspring With A Longer Life
Span, According To New Study
ATHENS, Ga. -- In the game of dating, the word
"chemistry" has nothing todo with the periodic table of the elements. Nothing's worse than finding outthere's no "chemistry" with your date. Something just doesn't feel right, andlater, a man or a woman will shrug and say, "There was just no chemistr...
Glowing Cyanobacteria Gives Researchers New Clues To Circadian Rhythms
... genes, which theynamed kaiABC, after the Japanese word
for cycle, "kai". KaiABC contains theinformation that the cell will use to make proteins called KaiA, B and C,respectively. The Kai proteins, they theorize, are integral components of thefeedback loop that drives the circadian clock. "The e...
New Consortium Of Nutrition And Medical Experts Takes On The Lack Of Nutrition Education In Medical Training
...mplete them properly credentialled, and; get the word
out to medical students and schools that such programs and faculty exist. "We're operating on the principle of 'build it and they will come,'" says Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S., one of the paper's lead authors, and an architect of the Intersociet...
USGS Issues Wildlife Health Alert: Associates Virus With Salamander Die-Offs
... Salamanders are a member of the group Amphibia, a word
which means "double life" and which refers to the ability of amphibians to live both on land and in water. Amphibians, which have been on Earth for some 350 million years are among the most ancient land-dwelling vertebrate animals. The international ...
Monkeys Have Numerical Abilities, Two Columbia Psychologists Report
... Ms. Brannon, "Though monkeys do not recognize the word
'two' orthe symbol '2,' they share with humans the capacity to master simple arithmetic,on at least the level of a two-year-old child. We don't have direct evidenceyet, but it seems likely that these monkeys, and other non-human primates, cancount....
Rare Brain Mapping Procedure Provides Unique Picture Of Two Areas Concerned With
Language Processing and Production
.... With stimulation, S.T. mixed upword meanings and word
forms. For example, when shown a picture of a pig ... brain important in the selection and combining of word
meanings with wordforms. Another interesting difference in these language errors was that withstimul...
Scientists Find First Protein In Central Nervous System Junctions
...inal cord and brain. They named it after the Greek word
for"bridge" because they thought it might connect nerve cell receptors to thecell's internal skeleton, anchoring them in the right place to receive messagesfrom other nerve cells. A chemical called glycine delivers these messages at some syn...
Could Humpback Whales Be Singing Grammatically?
...ence. This is the same as human languages, where a word
at theend of a sentence can be grammatically linked to the first word. "I'm intrigued, but I'm somewhat sceptical," says Chris Clark, an experton bioacoustics at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He notes thatnon-biologists have studi...
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