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January 20, 2012--------News Archive

Toward Treating Huntington's Disease
Stem cells show promise for delivering gene therapy for the currently incurable disease.

Accelerated Infant Growth Increases Risk of Asthma
Accelerated growth in the first three months of life, but not fetal growth, is associated with an increased risk of asthma symptoms in young children.

Phthalates May Contribute to Childhood Obesity
Researchers have found an association between exposure to chemicals known as phthalates - found in everyday products - and obesity in young children.

January 19, 2012--------News Archive

Important Gene-Regulation Proteins Pinpointed
A technique has been developed to map the proteins that read and regulate chromosomes - the string-like structures inside cells that carry genes.

Life-Long Intelligence In the Genes
Genetics has a direct influence on how well intelligence lasts into old age, a study of Scottish people has found.

“Women Worse at Math than Men” Incorrect
Popular theory debunked. Researchers say gender stereotype and math skills are unrelated.

January 18, 2012--------News Archive

Brain Support Cells from Umbilical Cord Stem Cells
For the first time, stem cells from umbilical cords have been converted into nerve cells, which may lead to new treatment for spinal cord injuries.

Biologists Replicate Key Evolution Step
More than 500 million years ago, single-celled organisms began forming multicellular clusters that became plants and animals. Just how did that happen?

Oral Contraceptive Helps Painful Periods
A large study running for 30 years has finally provided convincing evidence that the combined oral contraceptive pill does alleviate painful menstrual period symptoms.

January 17, 2012--------News Archive

New Drug Target for Childhood Eye Cancer
Retinoblastoma is a single gene mutation which also turns on and off other genes. This explains why it occurs so young and suggests new avenues for treatment.

Quantifying Alcohol Damage To Pregnancy
The research finds there is no "safe" level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Sex Selection Migrates to Canada
Easy access to abortion and advances in prenatal sex determination have combined to make Canada a haven for parents who would terminate female fetuses.

January 16, 2012--------News Archive

Walk This Way
All three types of motor proteins (dynein, myosin, and kinesin) are “two-footed” and break chemical bonds in order to 'walk' through a cell. But Dynein walks as if drunk!

Neural Balls and Strikes: Where Brain Categories Live
Brain circuits for visual categorization revealed by new experiments

I Recognize You! But How Did I Do It?
It is known that humans are best at recognising faces from their own race. But research questions how we assimilate the information used to recognise others.

WHO Child Growth Charts

What Is Your BMI?



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