Tag: "children" at biology news
New therapy for specific form of leukemia
...rt time. This is the most common type of cancer in children
under the age of 14 − striking children
between two and three years of age, in particular. At present, an optimal treatment, with chemothera...
Don't stand so close to me: A new view on how species coexist
...ion, such as how often you can reproduce; how many children
you will have; how long you can live for; and crucially, how good you are at getting food on which to survive. "You can't be good at doing everything," says Dr Mike Bonsall, a Royal Society University Research Fellow working at Imperial College Londo...
Of lice and men
...t because when they mated with archaic humans, the children
were less fit. "As they come out of Africa, they replace other populations while interbreeding with them," Clayton says. The findings in lice are most consistent with the diffusion wave hypothesis, which allows s...
Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents
...trol group, and their children. "We found that the children
of the exposed women had significantly lower verbal cognitive functioning than the non-exposed children
in the control group. We also saw greater inattention and hyperactivity in the exposed children," sa...
Running not swimming or biking is best kind of loading exercise for childrens bone growth
...us weight-lifting, however, aren't recommended for children
because overloading growing joints can stunt longitudinal bone growth," and consequently stunt overall limb growth and height, he adds. Turner says that the strengthening effect of exercise is very efficient because the cellular mechanosensors within...
University of Edinburgh hosts European conference on childhood disability
...his week to examine research and best practice for children
with disability and discuss how best to overcome t... disability. Around 500 professionals working with children
with disability will attend the 16th annual meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability,...
Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire
...ests that women living in early societies produced children
when food resources were plentiful. The chemosignal would have been a way of encouraging other women to reproduce when circumstances were optimal. In 1998, McClintock and other researchers at the institute produced the first evidence of ...
Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia
... fatal mosquito-spread disease that mostly strikes children
under age 15 in Asian countries. The disease is related to West Nile virus, which now regularly appears in North America each summer, and infected over 1600 in the United States so far this year. Japanese encephalitis kills one-third of those infecte...
ASPB opposes ban of GE crops in Butte County Ballot Measure D
...es to prevent millions of cases of blindness among children
of poor nations and help avert many childhood deaths. The progress of science using modern technologies, such as biotechnology, is leading to genetically engineered foods that will be safer, more nutritious, healthier, and more affordable. The be...
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...e greater for physically fit compared to sedentary children
and in association with this physically fit children
showed faster reaction times on a behavioral task. These findings underscore the importance of physi...
HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development
...accine, making it a promising candidate for use in children
and pregnant women as well as people with weakened immune systems or skin conditions such as eczema. The new contracts will allow the companies to continue the work they began under contracts awarded in February 2003. For the plague vaccine, NI...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
...Global Genomics Initiative "Every year 11 million children
die before reaching their 5th birthday," says co-author Elizabeth Dowdeswell, former UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme. "Recent rapid advances in genomics and related biotechnologies offer radically im...
Cooperation to create a new tuberculosis vaccine
...s effectiveness," notes Kaufmann, adding that only children
can be protected against certain forms of TB by BCG. "however, BCG does not protect against pulmonary TB in adults at all. We assume the protection provided by BCG to be so limited because BCG bacteria fail to induce the complete immune response requ...
Cells in retina found to behave like soap bubbles
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Soap bubbles delight children
and the young at heart, but they also have been objects of scientific study for centuries. Operating under the laws of physics, bubbles always try to minimize their surface area, even when many bubbles are aggregated together. Now two Northwestern U...
Environmental exposures before and after birth can harm children's lungs
...ican College of Chest Physicians, shows that young children
who are exposed to these pollutants may be signifi...ospective cohort study following mothers and their children
for several years after delivery to examine effects of environmental pollutants. The researchers me...
Highlights of American Anthropological Assoc. meeting
...Forced Migration: four papers on research of older children
and youth, a population that has been largely ignored. (10.15-Noon) Offshoring White-Collar and Professional Work: How the shift of jobs overseas affects the lives, languages and perspectives of workers from America and India. (10.15-Noon) ...
Muscling in on a deadly cancer
...te. "Once the cancer has spread, 80 percent of the children
are likely to die within five years, even with the... the United States this year, 9,200 would occur in children
age 14 or younger, and 313 of those would be rhabdomyosarcomas. The American Cancer ...
The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels
...later in life. Better nutrition and weight gain in children
with CF has been linked to a slower decline in res...ely 3 years--has remained the same. Traditionally, children
with CF are not diagnosed unless CF has been present in a family's history or until symptoms appear....
The long road to a promising malaria vaccine started at NYU School of Medicine
...e-threatening cases of the parasitic disease among children
in Mozambique is based on the pioneering research ... In a study reported today of more than 2,000 children
in Mozambique, the vaccine reduced life-threatening attacks of malaria by 58 percent, and reduced m...
UCLA scientists discover new way to fix defective gene
...isdiagnosed as cerebral palsy, A-T usually strikes children
before age 2 and confines them to a wheelchair by ...ility to speak and die in childhood. One in three children
also develop lymphoma or leukemia. Adults who carry the mutated A-T gene (ATM), including up to 15 ...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10