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Virginia Tech patents advance microprocessors, vaccines, vision, vibration control, more

...nati, received patent 6,802,348 for a book bag for children that allows them to read books while traveling. "It has a detachable wallet that holds the book itself. A book can be read without removing it, and kids can have multiple wallets with different books in them," said Vernon, who designed the books as p...

Secrets of the cilia: Kidney disease and blindness share common genetic defect

...a disease that leads to kidney failure in infants, children and young adults. Although rare, NPHP is the most common genetic cause of kidney failure in the first two decades of life. Other than dialysis or a kidney transplant, there is no treatment and no cure for NPHP. In earlier research, Hildebrandt and c...

Linking brain to mind in a common genetic disease

...ction may offer clues to improving methods to help children with specific learning disabilities. By pinpointin...ntal functions, scientists hope to eventually help children retrain their brains to follow alternative pathways and work around their cognitive weaknesses. Cogn...

Scientists link gene to dyslexia

...h is likely to be one of the causes of dyslexia in children has been discovered by researchers at Cardiff Univ...ad to the discovery of treatments which could help children susceptible to dyslexia. The discovery was made by a team from the Department of Psychological Medic...

New pediatrics study shatters milk myth-news Conf. 3/07, noon EST, Natl. Press Club

... that dairy products do not promote bone health in children and young adults. Physical activity does have a po...tamin D. To build strong bones and healthy bodies, children need exercise, sunshine, and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables that helps them maintain a healthy...

Asthma relapse in children common, possible risk factors identified

(NORTHBROOK, IL, March 7, 2005) - One-third of children with asthma who go into remission by the age of 18... Chest Physicians. The findings also suggest that children with certain common allergies, such as house dust mite sensitivity, and/or poor lung function are mo...

Genetic therapy reverses nervous system damage in animal model of inherited human disease

...as of cells called lysosomes. In the case of AMD, children are born with a faulty version of the gene for an enzyme called lysosomal alpha-mannosidase or LAMAN. "Shortly after birth, brain tissue is still physically maturing, which means that there is a particularly important window of opportunity for gene...

Survivors to revisit the polio scare

...d to spread through contact with water. Adults and children saw their lives become a nightmare of isolation wa...called "infantile paralysis") began striking older children and adults, and disproportionately hit the middle class. Scientists now believe that improved sanita...

Childhood deficits in the cerebellum may be linked to adult alcoholism

... welfare of children. It's possible that allowing children to live in poverty, or stressful and/or abusive environments could be contributing in a physical way to their vulnerability to becoming alcoholics. These kinds of negative life circumstances have always been identified with addictive disorders for...

Chemists identify key gene in development of type 1 diabetes

...ntibodies in our circulation that can identify the children with high risk factor to be diabetic. Herein, we w... it is diagnosed in the early stage. Most diabetic children are identified when the disease still in the early stage suggesting that there is room for protectio...

VUMC researchers find drug-resistant bacteria MRSA a growing threat

...in their bodies. In fact, in a recent analysis of children seen in 2003 at the emergency department of the Mo...Clinic, to swab the noses of 500 otherwise healthy children to collect samples. Three years earlier a similar study had been done in the same practices and Cre...

Two UCSF scientists receive top funding honor from medical institute

...lls 700,000 to 2.7 million people annually, mostly children under the age of four. In 2003, his team identified the full breadth of genetic activity at a key stage of development in the parasite. The discovery of the pronounced level of activity, in which a gene is transcribed into messenger RNA on the path t...

Study finds anticonvulsant drug poses greater birth-defect risk than suspected

...l tube defects; but the women in our study who had children with spinal bifida or other malformations had all taken the recommended dose of folic acid." Holmes is a professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Co-authors of the Neurology report are first author Diego Wyszynski, MD, PhD, of Boston Unive...

From gene discovery to preventing eye disease in retinitis pigmentosa

...s. Some mutations destroy vision in early life and children are left with only impaired day vision, which then disappears. In other mutations, night vision can be present throughout life but has a characteristically slowed recovery time in the dark. Decline of vision is gradual. Naturally occurring rhodopsin ...

Quality of mom's time, not quantity, most important in early infant development

...women compensated by spending more time with their children on weekends and decreasing the time spent in house...st all of the mothers interacted enough with their children for normal development to occur during the first three years of life."...

Genetically modified natural killer immune cells attack, kill leukemia cells

...Hospital, suggests a way to improve the outcome of children who receive treatment for acute lymphoblastic leuk...ing this strategy being added to the management of children with ALL," said Chihaya Imai, M.D., the postdoctoral student who did most of the work on this projec...

Muscle-targeted gene therapy reverses rare muscular dystrophy in mice

...rly success of enzyme replacement therapy for some children with Pompe disease, a need for gene therapy remain...apy might offer an alternative treatment for those children who fail to respond to enzyme replacement therapy, he said. Even for those that respond well to enzy...

New findings about protection against pneumococcal disease

...g world, where pneumococcus kills nearly 1 million children annually, and it is expensive and difficult to manufacture, leading to chronic shortages. Moreover, in several studies, use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines caused non-vaccine strains to become more common, raising concerns that Prevnar could event...

Separate genes influence speed, accuracy in decoding written words in dyslexia

...y" was used to test 108 first- through ninth-grade children diagnosed with dyslexia and their families parent...ished a finding that this deficit is detectable in children and adults. Dyslexia is a complex learning disorder that affects 5 to 10 percent of school-age chil...

Solving sleep problems helps epileptic children

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Sleeping woes may explain why children with epilepsy are often so hyperactive, say resear...y & Behavior believe the real reason some of these children cannot sit still or pay attention is because they don't get enough shut-eye. "When we treated kids w...

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