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Macho men are seen as bad choice for long-term love
... significantly more dominant, less faithful, worse parents
and as having personalities that were less warm, compared to their feminine counterparts, who had finer facial features with fuller lips, wide eyes and thinner, more curved eyebrows. The scientists say the research, partly supported by the Medica...
Parents seeking sex abandon 1 in 3 offspring
... Remiz pendulinus are frequently abandoned as both parents
go in search of new sexual conquests, a study publ...g it a puzzling example of childrearing where both parents
improve their reproductive success by abandoning the nest. Males and females can mate with up to s...
New model for autism suggests women carry the disorder and explains age as a risk factor
...germ-line mutations increase with age places older parents
at a higher risk of having children with autism, explaining a pattern that has been recently observed, said CSHL co-author of the study Michael Wigler, Ph.D. The model proposes two prominent risk classes for families affected by autism. Low risk ...
Gene discovered for type 1 diabetes in children
...h the genomes of a child with the disease and both parents
were examined. The researchers confirmed the four previously identified locations for genes contributing to type 1 diabetes, but also uncovered a new type 1 diabetes locus on chromosome 16, occupied by a gene called KIAA0350. The team then replicat...
Throwing motion in young baseball players may actually protect shoulder
...ing is fine as long as it is in moderation and the parents
and child use common sense. A 10-year-old pitcher shouldnt be throwing through pain to win a Little League game, concludes Dr. Mair. Dr. Mair notes that children need a break from throwing: In the old days kids pitched in the summer and then play...
Researchers discover human embryonic stem cells are the ultimate perpetual fuel cell
...e stem-cell nourishing proteins to help keep their parents
ticking over. Scientific Director Mick Bhatia and colleagues provide the first evidence that human ES cells have the unique ability to generate human-ES-cell-derived fibroblast-like niche cells (hdFs) in vitro despite removal from their in vivo mi...
Nearly 90 percent of babies receive recommended newborn screening tests
...ves designed to increase educational resources for parents
and health care providers, improve follow-up care ...screening tests are mandated by individual states, parents
and health professionals should be fully informed of the benefits and availability of comprehensive ...
Rapid evolution of defense genes in plants may produce hybrid incompatibility
...parent plant, the offspring can be hybrids between parents
from two different populations or even from two di...also be prevented or defective because some of the parents
genes are not compatible. In their survey of 900 first generation hybrid offspring among 293 strain...
Cloning the male genome may help infertile men
.... The cells so derived had chromosomes from both parents
and these were allowed to develop into blastocysts...s work aims at preserving the contribution of both parents
to the generation of embryos, I feel that, when it is further developed and refined, it should elici...
Alcohol abuse is in the genes
...hese levels were even lower in children whose both parents
were alcohol abusers, the researcher states. According to researcher, although alcohol consumption does not affect all people in the same way, differences in endorphin levels make some subjects more vulnerable to alcohol. Therefore, they are more l...
New dynamic brace developed to advance clubfoot treatment
...ng and the brace's restriction of leg motion, many parents
used the brace less than had been prescribed, whic...cting the feet has a release mechanism that allows parents
to easily detach and reattach the bar to place the child in a car seat or high chair or change a dia...
Stem cell licensing deal positions Toronto as world leader in technology
...ased to now be able to provide this opportunity to parents
across the U.S., says Professor John E. Davies at ...treat auto-immune and inflammatory diseases offers parents
a type of biological life insurance that could one day treat all the diseases mentioned above and mo...
Children of smokers have more than 5 times higher levels of a nicotine toxin
...m inhaled smoke to get rid of it. Sleeping with parents
and lower temperature rooms were also associated w...babies had at least one parent that smoked and the parents
of the other 33 were non-smokers. The authors say: Smoking babies tend to come from poorer homes,...
Another sexual attraction is possible ...
...come a new species. As such, the offspring of such parents
would inherit the mutant communication system of their parents, which could "spark" the divergence leading to the formation of a new species. The European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, is a model species that is particularly well-suited to study ...
Study investigates 'divorce' among Galapagos seabirds
...of parental care until the baby bird can fly. The parents
will usually continue to provide some meals to the fledgling. So, if, when mating season rolls around again, a male looks a little ragged from taking care of junior, his mate is likely to choose another. A males capacity to raise offspring, a qua...
Daddies' girls choose men just like their fathers
...ight on how we choose partners and the impact of a parents
role in this process, which until recently researchers believed to be a passive one. It adds to growing theories that suggest sexual imprinting is an active process which involves the relationship between the child and the adult upon whom they imprin...
'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness
...y it," says Professor Inglehearn. "The odds of two parents
both carrying the same or different mutations in t...CA5 gene is very low, but this increases where the parents
are related." Professor Inglehearn hopes that the findings will be useful to inform and counsel t...
Swabs not reliable for detecting lead dust in homes
...e the test," Korfmacher said. "Our concern is that parents
or property owners might use these tests and be falsely assured." Childhood lead poisoning is irreversible. It results from ingesting lead-based paint, lead dust, or contaminated soil. Some county health departments across the nation use LeadChec...
Eavesdropping comes naturally to young song sparrows
...rt by eavesdropping on conversations between 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 childre...
UVa researcher studying disease that cripples newborns
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (May 22, 2007) Each year, the parents
of an estimated one in 20,000 newborns are shocked...der, afflicting men and women equally. In general, parents
with DM1 pass it along to half of their children. Affected sons and daughters usually begin exhibiti...
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