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Early failure to pay attention to faces, speech may influence later development in autism

...hey could interact socially learned to distinguish different sounds in Mandarin. Similarly, children with autism are not able to distinguish English sounds, according to Dawson. "For speech perception to develop normally, a baby not only must hear speech sounds, but the baby also must be actively engaged in ...

Children with autism have distinctly different immune system reactions compared to typical children

... Health demonstrate that children with autism have different immune system responses than children who do not have the disorder. This is important evidence that autism, currently defined primarily by distinct behaviors, may potentially be defined by distinct biologic changes as well. The study was released at ...

Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs

...edures to join (recombine) segments of two or more different DNA molecules. When put into cell culture, a recombinant DNA molecule multiplies itself to form a colony of daughter cells that secretes the desired protein. These cells become "factories" for the production of the protein coded for by the inserted D...

Girl juvenile offenders exhibit more problems, risks than boys

...ems that bring girls to the court system are often different than those of boys, at least at first, Gavazzi said. Girls in this study were more likely to be detained for family-related offenses, such as showing "out-of-control" behavior at home, or getting into fights with family members. Boys, on the other h...

Obese workers' pay lower due to health costs, Stanford study finds

...the varying costs of providing medical benefits to different types of workers. "Our findings reinforce that these market forces are powerful," she said. The findings also shed light on the question of who bears the cost of obesity-related health care. While it is often assumed that obese workers' medical expen...

Immune system lab model overcomes ethical limits on human hematopoietic stem cells studies

... of T cells needed to respond to a large number of different potential targets; that the T cells carry a wide d..., were inadequate to study HSC engraftment and the different functions of an intact human immune system, according to Stanley Chaleff, M.D., a postdoctoral fello...

New fat is needed to clear old fat from the system

...fact on a normal diet, the transgenic mice were no different than normal mice in terms of body weight, body fat, metabolic rate and food intake. The effect of added dietary fat was duplicated when the mice were treated with a drug that activates a protein called PPAR-alpha. Liver fat declined to normal in the ...

Gender and sexual orientation influence preference for human body odors

...ponent that is reflected in both the production of different body odors and in the perception of and response t...en had patterns of body odor preferences that were different from those of heterosexual men and women. In particular, gay men were strikingly different from het...

BMI just part of ischemic heart disease risk picture

...the risk of ischemic heart disease associated with different BMI categories. They found that, among obese men, only those who had more than 4 features of the syndrome were at increased risk of ischemic heart disease compared with normal-weight men who had fewer than 3 features of the syndrome. Conversely, norm...

Green laser pointer can cause eye damage

...ned red laser pointers to be quite safe. "I tested different powers up to five milliwatts and could not create recognizable damage in the human eye with the red laser pointers," he explains. "So, at least a transient exposure to red laser pointers' light is only of trivial concern." Dr. Robertson attributes t...

New research raises questions about buckyballs and the environment

...th bulk carbon, but they are handled in completely different ways. The same should be true for buckyballs, according to Hughes. These particles are designed to have unique surface chemistries, and they exhibit unusual properties because they are at the nanometer scale one billionth of a meter, the range where...

Arabic translation of doctoral thesis on Yemeni health workers

...d policy documents. This gave her insight into the different agendas and interests of the Dutch donor (DGIS), the Yemeni government and the female health workers. The NWO publications subsidy covered the translation and publication costs of De Regt's thesis. The author paid for the printing and distribution c...

NIAID awards first $27 million using new bioshield authorities

... botulinum toxin: A, B, C, D, E, F and G. Each has different properties and actions, with types A, B and E considered by scientists to be the most serious threats to public health NIAID also announced today the appointment of Michael G. Kurilla, M.D., Ph.D., to the dual positions of NIAID Associate Director f...

Lack of sleep can affect athletic performance in teens

...ght be well aware of the difficulty adjusting to a different time zone, teens are at even more of a disadvantage. Evidence suggests that the adolescent circadian rhythm, or internal biological clock, is still adjusting, and their internal day-length is longer than that of adults. This means that teens might n...

Earlier treatment of perinatal HIV associated with decreased HIV progression, better outcomes

...oses in a perinatal population-based sample during different eras in prevention and management and in relation to early institution of any ART therapy. The researchers examined the trends in early progression of perinatal HIV infection among 205 HIV-infected children in Northern California born between Januar...

Younger is better when implanting cochlear implants, IU study finds

...epriving children of all contact with language for different periods of time, then testing how well they were able to learn such skills afterward. The study by Drs. Svirsky and Holt provides evidence that there's a sensitive period for language development that starts at about age two. "It's not an exact model...

Spinoff company receives $2.5 million NIH grant to build prototype scanner

...ere (metastasis). Conventional mammography, little different than technology developed in the 1950s, spots a tumor at 11 millimeters in diameter on average. The problem is that the technology attempts to capture the image of a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional detector. In the resulting images, sma...

Discovery of key inflammation mechanism in COPD could lead to new treatments

...ng tissue samples from 40 patients with a range of different COPD stages....

Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science

...d. At each of the three SNP locations, one of four different nucleotides can be substituted, making for a possible 64 different combinations in the genetic sequence. In a study of 175 different bacteria samples from 21 countries...

Sabin Gold Medal awarded to vaccine developer Dr. Albert Z. Kapikian

...ccine strategy involved mating outer proteins from different human rotavirus strains with a monkey rotavirus that is attenuated (weakened) for humans and combining the resulting hybrid viruses into one vaccine. From a single-strain vaccine in 1984, the vaccine was made protective against the four most importan...

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