Tag: "kids" at biology news
Ecologists work to link kids with nature
...or the time and interest of our young people. Our kids
need fewer adventure games and more actual adventu...from outdoor laboratories in Montana, to inspiring kids
via tree canopy walkways, to community restoration activities on Catalina Island in California. Kn...
Prenatal stress keeps infants, toddlers up at night, study says
...ould explain why sound sleep doesnt come easily to kids
whose signaling systems may not be properly calibrated, OConnor said. However, more research is needed to monitor this signaling pathway more closely, watching for biological hints as to why sleep and behavioral disturbances so often crop up together...
Throwing motion in young baseball players may actually protect shoulder
...ldren need a break from throwing: In the old days kids
pitched in the summer and then played basketball or football in the winter. That was better for growing children. Now, some children play baseball 12 months a year. That can be a problem. Shoulder changes that go beyond adaptation can lead to pai...
Highlights from the July 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... or equal to dietary guidelines. The study found kids
who ate at fast-food restaurants more than once per week were more likely to consider large portions of fries and small portions of vegetables to be usual, as did children from socioeconomically disadvantaged families and those who frequently ate whi...
MIT researchers reverse symptoms in mice of leading inherited cause of mental retardation
...ptoms of FXS in children, and possibly in autistic kids
as well," said co-author Mansuo L. Hayashi, a former Picower Institute postdoctoral fellow currently at Merck Research Laboratories in Boston. The study identifies a key enzyme-a chemical reaction-inducing protein-as a possible target for an FXS dr...
Eavesdropping comes naturally to young song sparrows
...n their parents or a sibling, Beecher said. "Do kids
learn from parents talking to them or from other people talking and interacting" We dont know. We do know that childrens comprehension is much farther ahead than their language production ability, certainly in the first couple of years of life. The...
Tropical plants go with the flow ... of nitrogen
...trogen, the tropical plants we studied behave like kids
at a pizza partythey may prefer pepperoni, but if only plain cheese is available, they'll still have a slice," said lead author and postdoctoral researcher Benjamin Houlton of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology. "This result give...
Spouse may 'drive you to drink' but also can protect you from alcohol
...e. Maybe one person is responsible for getting the kids
up and out for school in the morning, for example." Grant says she hopes soon to study how spouses might influence not only each other's risk of alcohol dependence but also other psychiatric disorders, such as depression and how those factors inter...
Army research mission focused on autism
...ority of these children. We cannot just give these kids
pharmaceutical interventions for their entire lives. We need effective treatments that address the root cause of the problems. With sleep and GI function operating optimally, many of the residual behaviors we see in children with autism decrease sign...
A new study links a stomach microbe to asthma prevention
...bad. According to a new study, it may help protect kids
from asthma. The study, based on an analysis of a health survey of 7,663 adults, showed that a virulent strain of H. pylori was especially associated with being asthma-free before the age of 15. People who carry the strain were 40 percent les...
AAAS, National School Boards Asso. join in historic effort to improve science, math & tech education
...d are very interested in better understanding what kids
absolutely need to know to be successful in life after school, Kadlec said. They recognize that superintendents, principals and teachers are the education experts, Kadlec added. They see their own role as members of the community who are advocating c...
Leanest teens are biggest energy users and consumers
...he paper's first author. "The majority of the kids
did not have enough whole-grain food, they did not...e really expected the energy intake to be lower in kids
who were leaner but when we started thinking about it we realized the leaner kids
were at a differen...
Genes and stressed-out parents lead to shy kids
...t the University of Maryland shows that shyness in kids
could relate to the manner in which a stress-relat...ld Development Laboratory, and his team found that kids
who are consistently shy while growing up are particularly likely to be raised by stressed-out paren...
Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky will discuss stress, health, Feb. 17 at AAAS meeting
...re's actually a syndrome called stress dwarfism in kids
who are so psychologically stressed that growth is markedly impaired," Sapolsky said. Studies show that long-term stress also suppresses the immune system, making you more susceptible to infectious diseases, and can even shut down reproduction by c...
Global study concludes 'attack rate' of flu in kids is 55 percent lower with nasal spray vaccine
... author of the study. "It's important to vaccinate kids
against influenza -- and to identify new and more effective flu vaccine options -- because kids
have a higher attack rate for influenza infection than adults. And children, when they bring the ill...
NJIT awarded $1.1M NSF grant to change way inner-city students learn
...ator (PI) of the project. "We'll be offering these kids
the chance to use Legos to build robots and solve biomedical engineering problems." Teacher training will take place through August. The program will be initially implemented into classrooms this coming September. NJIT Professor Howard Kimmel, P...
Beyond nature vs. nurture: Williams syndrome across cultures
...behavior, since the sociability of normal American kids
was on par with Japanese Williams syndrome kids, w...similar conclusion. Not only are Williams syndrome kids
natural born storytellers, who hook their audiences with expressive and affective narratives, but n...
Fish can determine their social rank by observation alone, study finds
...easoning," Fernald explained. "It's something that kids
generally figure out by age 4 or 5--Mary is taller than Fred, Fred is taller than Pete, therefore Mary is taller than Pete. It's been demonstrated in primates, rats and some bird species, but how and why it evolved in animals is a matter of debate." ...
Proposed FDA claim recognizes role of key nutrients in dairy in reducing osteoporosis risk
...d vitamin D, critical for building strong bones in kids
and teens, and providing the best defense against developing osteoporosis later in life," says Frank Greer, MD, FAAP (Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics), chairman of the AAP Committee on Nutrition. "While calcium supplements and non-dairy ...
The LouseBuster kills
...to try to kill head lice. "We don't want kids
getting burned by parents who think it's the heat" that kills lice, he says. "This thing is actually cooler than a hair dryer, but requires twice as much air flow, and the special hand piece is critical because, unless you expose the roots of the hai...
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