Tag: "girl" at biology news
First birth using PGD to save baby from rhesus blood disease
...ering work resulted in the birth of a healthy baby girl
in November 2003 to a couple who had previously had one child severely affected by Rh disease. Writing in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction, the research team from the Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney IVF, ...
Recognizing new aneurysm syndrome can save lives
... it." For example, the parents of an 18-month-old girl
had brought her to the clinic because of a heart murmur caused by a connection between her lungs' main blood vessel and the aorta. "When I walked by a photo the girl's mother sent for the 2003 holidays, it struck me that the girl's eyes were just sl...
Defining male and female
...today in memory of David Reimer. A man raised as a girl
after a botched circumcision, Reimer played a key role in raising public awareness of gender ambiguity. He took his life in May 2004 at the age of 38....
Survivors to revisit the polio scare
...ldn't breathe. First used in 1928 in an 8-year-old girl
with polio at Children's Hospital Boston, it consi...aner blowers. As the machine breathed for her, the girl
revived and later asked for ice cream. Later, as demand grew, hospitals moved to room-sized respirat...
Prominent North Shore-LIJ physician-researcher brings science to the masses with new book
... his life would change when a severely burned baby girl
was admitted under his care. The infant developed severe sepsis, which ultimately took her life a month later. After the most dramatic physical and emotional roller-coaster ride of Dr. Tracey's life, the recurring nightmares of her death began, and s...
Dinosaur fossil bone leads to gender, age determinations
It's a girl
and she's pregnant! Paleontologists at North Carolina State University have determined that a 68 million year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil from Montana is that of a young female, and that she was producing eggs when she died. The proof, they say, ...
Shark attack worries? Driving to the beach is more deadly
...n Florida recently - one that killed a 14-year-old girl
- shark attacks remain very rare when you put it all into perspective, McEachran believes. "There are millions of people in the water at any given moment of the day," he notes. "When you consider all of the people in the water at the same time, the...
Environment more than genes determines child's social aggressiveness
...of third-grade girls overtly ignore another little girl
understands the hurt this type of aggression called social aggression can inflict upon others. Now a study published in the July/August issue of the journal Child Development finds that this form of aggression, usually an outgrowth of physical aggr...
Extravagant but worthless gifts help a guy get the girl
...hey were frittering away money wining and dining a girl
to win her hand, they should think again. Dr Peter...rom general cues such as appearance. "In humans, a girl
wants a guy who is attractive to her and will help raise their children. The worst pay-off, reproduc...
Secrets of the whale riders
...the sea on the backs of whales, and a modern Maori girl
in New Zealand who aspired to become the new chief.] "Whale researchers have dreamed for years of being able to ride with the whales and see the world they experience," says study co-author Vicky Rowntree, a University of Utah research professor of...
Flu virus reported to resist drug envisioned for pandemic
...fluenza virus isolated from an infected Vietnamese girl
has been determined to be resistant to the drug oseltamivir, the compound better known by its trade name Tamiflu, and the drug officials hope will serve as the front line of defense for a feared influenza pandemic. Scientists from the University of W...
'Bird flu' infections in humans prompt new investigation at Saint Louis University
...rson transmission of bird flu, from an 11-year-old girl
to her mother and aunt; both mother and child died. Belshe said the last worldwide flu pandemic was in 1968 (the Hong Kong flu), and most of the commonly circulating flu strains of today are genetically related to that outbreak. Before the Hong Kong ...
Magdalenian Girl is a woman and therefore has oldest recorded case of impacted wisdom teeth
... modern human skeleton was thought to be that of a girl
because her wisdom teeth had not erupted, an event...d Museum scientists to conclude that she was not a girl
but actually a 25- to 35-year-old woman at the time of her death. Examination of new high-quality d...
Picking the best parent for your chicks
...d choice in the spring, but as summer progresses a girl
bird's best bet is a stranger. Who's chosen by whom in the mating game is determined by seasonal changes in the genetic diversity of available mates, according to new research based on a 10-year study of wild finches. The finding helps explain a long...
Early fetal gender test demands rapid ethical policymaking
...ask whether people would prefer to have a boy or a girl
show that, at least in Western countries, the sex-...ask whether people would prefer to have a boy or a girl
show that, at least in Western countries, the sex-ratio is unlikely to change considerably. The de...
New study reveals Rett syndrome can strike males
...fter birth. All but two had a family history of a girl
in the family with Rett syndrome. This study has confirmed a further four cases with no family history." The study, published in the international journal Neurology, was a collaborative effort between researchers from Australia and the United Stat...
Meet the earliest baby girl ever discovered
3.3 million years ago, a three year old girl
died in present day Ethiopia, in an area called Di...completeness and state of preservation, the Dikika girl
stands as one of the major discoveries in the history of Paleoanthropology. The find comprises the w...
Fighting like a girl or boy determined by gene in fruit flies
Boston, MA -- Fighting like a girl
or fighting like a boy is hardwired into fruit fly neurons, according to a study in the Nov. 19 Nature Neuroscience advance online publication by a research team from Harvard Medical School and the Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna. The resu...
Beyond nature vs. nurture: Williams syndrome across cultures
...earchers. One unusually shy and introverted little girl
retained at least one gene from the GTF2i family that most people with the disorder have lost. This finding convinced Korenberg and her collaborators that this short stretch of DNA may contain the gene (or genes) responsible for the hypersociability ...
First systematic study of China's one-child policy reveals complexity, effectiveness
...within prefectures for couples who give birth to a girl
first, and for parents who themselves come from a one-child family. "The system of exemptions resembles the American tax code in its complexity," Wang said. "But this does not change the fact that the one-child policy applies without exception to a...