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February 3, 2012--------News Archive

Male and Female Behavior Deconstructed
UCSF team uncovers genes influenced by sex hormones that control masculine and feminine behaviors in mice.

Same DNA Test Detects Downs, Trisomy 18 and 13
The test for all three syndromes can be offered as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy to women who have been identified as being at high risk for any of these abnormalities.

Brain Gene Regulator Tracked Across Human Lifespan
DNA methylation, abruptly switches from off to on within the human brain’s prefrontal cortex during the pivotal transition from fetal to postnatal life.

February 2, 2012--------News Archive

Multiple Anesthesias May Elevate Rate of ADHD
Multiple exposures to anesthesia before the age of 3 years are associated with higher rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Prosopagnosia, Not Just Another Pretty Face
In "developmental" prosopagnosia, the brain's electrical response can be measured in milliseconds between recognition and then loss of recognition of famous faces.

Controlling Sugar Would Ease Public Health Burden
Sugar should be controlled like alcohol and tobacco to protect public health. Sugar fuels a global obesity pandemic, contributing to 35 million deaths annually worldwide.

February 1, 2012--------News Archive

Egg Donation Risks Similar in Older and Younger Moms
Although women over age 50 becoming pregnant via egg donation have an elevated risk for obstetrical complications, the rates are similar to those of younger recipients.

PTEN Gene and Hearing Problems in Autism
Loss of the auditory stimulation function of the PTEN gene is recognized in Autism, yet it can be blocked by an immunosuppressant drug currently on market.

PFCs May Hinder Vaccination Effectiveness
Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) found in non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing, and fast-food packaging, lower immune response to vaccinations in children.

January 31, 2012--------News Archive

Higher Risk For Childhood Leukemia In Hispanics
Research genome study pinpoints genetic basis for increased leukemia risk facing Hispanic children and provides new hope for closing survival gap.

Sexual Healing? Not Likely!
A new study shows the production of sperm is more biologically taxing than previously thought, and expending energy on it has significant health implications.

Ultrasound Male Contraception Works
Imagine a painless 15-minute non-surgical treatment, providing months of protection from pregnancy. Now, imagine it worked on men.

January 30, 2012--------News Archive

Discovery May Lead to Treatment for Rett Syndrome
New research sheds light on what determines availability of the molecules involved in cardiorespiratory control

Mutations Tied to Aggressive Childhood Brain Tumors
Evidence links cancer to mutations in genes involved in DNA organization.

Body Clock Linked to Diabetes in New Genetic Study
A new study has found that people who carry rare genetic mutations in the receptor for melatonin have a much higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

WHO Child Growth Charts

What Is Your BMI?



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