Tag: "daughters" at biology news
UCSD researchers find effective treatment for unusual fever syndrom caused by cold exposure
...ub to warm up helps!" Fowler and her two daughters
with FCAS were among the individuals who participa...iting from the new therapy. "When my daughters
and I got the injections during the clinical trial, our symptoms went away," Fowler said. "But, I ca...
What women want makes a difference
...han one of a closely related species. Because the daughters
of discriminating D. pseudoobscura females were just as discriminating as their mothers, they concluded that female mating discrimination is inherited as a dominant trait. They further show that genes responsible for female preference are on the X ...
Why attractive (but costly) males get the girls
...with attractive males, these females produced both daughters
that laid more eggs within a given time and sons t...look at the reproductive success of mom's sons and daughters
before judging her taste in mates. ...
Researchers find local environment directly influences adult stem cell reservoirs
...t are received and processed by stem cells and the daughters
remaining in the niche. These molecular signals ...g differentiation are turned off in some stem cell daughters
but turned on in others, which move too far away to be influenced. Thus they develop into the egg an...
Highlights of the April 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...s and vegetables are less likely to pressure their daughters
to eat and their daughters
are less picky, eat more fruits and vegetables, eat fewer fats and sweets and are less likely to be ...
Was Agns Sorel, the first official royal mistress of France, poisoned?
...powerful enemies at court. She gave birth to three daughters
and, while pregnant with her fourth child, she joined Charles VII on the campaign of 1450 in Jumiges, in Normandy. Shortly afterwards, she fell ill and died of a "belly flow" according to the official version. Nevertheless, a lot of people believed s...
Mother's prenatal and lactational diet may protect daughters from breast cancer
...n Rouge. "Inadvertently, we may be setting up our daughters
to develop breast cancer 50 years from now." Both ... while breast-feeding the female young. After the daughters
were weaned, one group was placed on a high-omega-6 fatty acid diet, while the other was fed predomi...
Less intense response to alcohol sheds light on genetic tracing of alcohol dependence
...t, the risk for alcohol dependence in the sons and daughters
of alcoholics is four times higher than in the general population. Second, the rate of increased risk for alcoholism persists in children of alcoholics even if they are adopted at birth and raised by non-alcoholics. Finally, identical twins have a mu...
Fragile X-related disorder difficult to diagnose; guidelines suggested in new study
...en over age 50. Male carriers pass the gene to all daughters
but none of their sons. Female carriers have a 50 percent chance of passing the gene to each child. A multi-center study found 56 people had received 98 prior diagnoses, including parkinsonism and essential tremor, before FXTAS was concluded. The res...
New theory tests sex ratios under asymmetrical local mate competition among parasitoid wasps
For many species, the ratio of sons to daughters
a mother produces can have a profound effect on her evolutionary success. Too many sons, or too many daughters, may mean a female does not pass on as many copies of her genes to the next generation as another mother. The crucial determinant of sex ra...
Study examines cancer risks after cancer diagnosis in family member
...the general population. The researchers found that daughters
of women with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with in situ breast cancer during the year following their mother's diagnosis than they were 5 or more years later. Similarly, the offspring of people diagnosed with melanoma were more like...
Joslin Diabetes Center launches $100 million fundraising campaign
...ped to do it." The Weston, Mass., resident has two daughters
with type 1 diabetes. He is President & CEO of Conley & Company, a Boston-based executive recruitment firm, which donates 25 percent of its net income to diabetes research. Concentrated Focus on a Single Disease Funds from the Campaign will su...
An insecure role for Securin in chromosome segregation
...unerringly transmit a full chromosome set to their daughters
has long been an important part of the fight against cancer. In a new study published online in the open-access journal PLoS Biology, Katrin Pfleghaar, Michael Speicher, and colleagues reinvestigate the cell's ability to undergo mitosis when missin...
Carl and Ruth Shapiro family donates $25 million for new science center at Brandeis University
...y serves as a trustee emeritus. The couple's three daughters
Ronny Zinner, Ellen Jaffe, and Linda Waintrup are also involved with the University. Ronny is a longstanding member of the Brandeis Board of Trustees and serves as vice chair of the Heller School Board of Overseers. The design of the Carl J. Shapir...
Daughters of alcoholics
...k for alcoholism and other psychopathologies among daughters
of alcoholics. Proceedings are published in the F... alcohol-related negative consequences compared to daughters
without a positive family history of alcoholism. However, no differences in daughters' alcohol invo...
Jane Lubchenco receives the 2005 AAAS Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award
...bchenco was born and grew up in Denver, one of six daughters
of two physicians. She graduated from Colorado College with a B.A. degree in biology. During college, she fell in love with the ocean and its creatures during a summer course in invertebrate zoology at Woods Hole, Mass. She has worked on and around o...
Teenage and 60-year-old mums are consequences of evolution
...further children of their own and could help their daughters
to tend their own babies. Most women died before they reached menopause or shortly after. "Therefore, the accelerated decline in fertility, rather than the menopause itself, is the evolutionary adaptation that has occurred in the human line over t...
Early exposure to synthetic estrogen puts 'DES Daughters' at higher risk for breast cancer
... , a nationwide team of researchers found that DES daughters
over age 40 had 1.9 times the risk of developing b...k of developing the cancer was even greater in DES daughters
over age 50, but say the number of older women in their study group is, as yet, too small for a firm...
Expression of 'Blimp1' gene leads to the discovery of cells responsible for skin's sebaceous gland
...ositive cells and tracked them, she found that the daughters
of the Blimp1 cells contribute to the entire gland. Also, when grown outside in culture, the cells that make Blimp1 can divide and self-renew, as well as make the cell types important for generating the oils of the sebaceous gland. "The data show cle...
UCLA study uncovers new risk factor for schizophrenia
...s'. Analysis of the entire sample revealed that daughters
whose HLA-B genes matched their mothers' were 1.7 ... up to 12 percent of the cases of schizophrenia in daughters
could be prevented. "Our findings point out a paradox in pregnancy," said Palmer. "Why doesn't the...