Tag: "children" at biology news
Talking robots, green buildings, and shockwave healing
...meeting is how to improve listening conditions for children
in classrooms, with talks on potential solutions, ...children's health yet conducted. By studying 2844 children
between 9-10 years of age in schools around three major European airports, the researchers found tha...
Gladstone investigator Steve Finkbeiner wins prestigious Lieberman Award
...it usually strikes in mid-life, it can also attack children
and the elderly. There is no treatment to halt its progression, which leads to death after 10 to 25 years. In the United States, the prevalence of the disease is about 10 cases per 100,000 people, or about 35,000 people in all, with another 150,000 i...
Researchers show parents give unattractive children less attention
...tter care and pay closer attention to good-looking children
compared to unattractive ones. Dr. Andrew Harrell ...'s findings are based on an observational study of children
and shopping cart safety. With the approval of management at 14 different supermarkets, Harrell's te...
Gene regions beyond protein instructions important in disease
...ET gene, that were passed from parents to affected children
(but not unaffected children) more often than one would expect by chance alone. One particular eight-marker signature around RET was most tightly associated with the disease, the researchers found. Rather than sequencing the entire region in all the ...
Why is Scotland's population shrinking and ageing? - A new research initiative
...ion and childbearing, to enable people to have the children
they want at the time they want? This newly launched research initiative into Scotland's migration, fertility and ageing population aims to ensure policymakers have appropriate evidence to debate these vital questions." The following six research pro...
Multiple-drug resistant gene expression pattern predicts treatment outcome for pediatric leukemia
...o combat drug resistance and treatment failure for children
with ALL. Nearly 80% of children
with ALL are cured following chemotherapeutic treatment. However, the remaining 20% often exhibit d...
Research notes: Policy points from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts
...ution; prevention and treatment of malnutrition in children
and adults; and addressing micronutrient deficiency diseases are all essential pieces of the problem solving equation. Additionally, Public Nutrition interventions can provide nutritional support for at-risk groups, including infants, pregnant women...
Other highlights in the April 20 JNCI
...y related to birth order, with only and first-born children
having about half the risk of NHL compared with that of fourth- or later-born children. A history of atopic conditions was also associated with a reduced risk of NHL. Contact: Andrew Grulich, University of New South Wales, 61-2-9385-0956, agrulich@n...
UCLA researchers discover new method to generate human bone
...ost," Ting said. "In more severe cases, such as in children
born with congenital anomalies, the new protein ma...hibitive for many. Ting, who works frequently with children
who have congenital anomalies, began his bone research eight years ago. Wu joined him three years ag...
Faulty body clock leads to obesity and diabetes
..., Ill. --- Obesity and diabetes in both adults and children
are rising at alarming rates and a wide range of culprits -- super-sized food portions, lack of exercise due to television, computers, suburban sprawl and loss of gym classes, high-fat and fast foods, sugar-laden drinks and psychological trauma -- ha...
Viral protein influences key cell-signaling pathway
...ntact with infected blood and by infected women to children
through breast milk. HTLV-1, like its cousin HIV, inserts its genetic information permanently into the DNA of a T lymphocyte and remains there for the life of the cell. HTLV-1 infection is also lifelong. A hallmark of HTLV-1 infection is the prolife...
Royal Society study on adaptability of fish to warming oceans
... Ms B Zhao, Dr MT Longaker and Dr DR Carter Young children
can heal skull injuries, but older children
and adults cannot. Skull healing is dependent on the dura mater, a tissue connected to the inside of...
How the environment could be damaging men's reproductive health
...changes on sex ratio of offspring as the number of children
born to these fishermen was small. "However, we th...ear the testes had descended fully in 51 of the 68 children
(75%) who were followed up, reducing the overall rate of the condition from 5.7% to 1.4%. Dr Niels J...
Respiratory syncytial virus poses a significant threat to elderly
...e of bronchiolitis and pneumonia among infants and children
under 1 year of age. But RSV causes repeated infections throughout life. In adults, the symptoms are similar to the common cold, but they are more severe and last longer. The virus is highly contagious, entering the nose or eyes by hands and by direc...
Prenatal cocaine exposure exerts subtle effects on schoolchildren
... think the early information we had was that these children
might be irreversibly damaged - that they would po... ages 5 and 7, once more demands are placed on the children
during the formal school years, according to related findings the researchers presented at the recen...
PNAS highlights for the week of May 2 - 6
...prostate cancer and bladder diseases in adult male children
of exposed women. According to the authors, women who become pregnant despite using oral contraceptives may pass ethinylestradiol to their fetus. Also, the authors say that bisphenol A leaches into food and beverages under normal conditions of use in...
Why are coyotes getting more aggressive?
...s actually start attacking humans -- such as small children
that are perceived by the coyotes as a potential food source," says Paul Curtis, associate professor of natural resources at Cornell University. He notes that in the past two decades, several dozen attacks on humans have been reported in California. ...
Highlights of the May 2005 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...rient supplementation among nearly 400 young white children
as part of a larger study of children's dental hea...lts of the study included: Use of supplements by children
during their first two years was "common behavior," even though the study also showed most of the ch...
OneWorld Health awarded Sapling Foundation grant
...diseases. For example, diarrhea kills two million children
each year. Malaria still infects at least 500 million people each year. And visceral leishmaniasis, a fatal disease that is transmitted by sand flies, infects an estimated 1.5 million people worldwide....
Slow balls take the swing out of young ball players
...acticing throw-and-connect skills with their young children
will be relieved to know that their child's inabil... speed to the pitch, Lewis and her team found that children
were able to judge speed more accurately. There are several reasons for the phenomenon. "Our brain ...
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