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April 27, 2012--------News Archive

Bacteria Beware
Researchers have a natural sidekick that may resolve the antibiotic-resistant bacteria dilemma

From Feast to Famine
Scientists find that a long-overlooked protein may act as a metabolic switch to the storage and burning of fat - and help diabetics

Growing Up As A Neural Stem Cell
The importance of clinging together and then letting go. Can one feel too attached? Does one need to let go to mature? Neural stem cells have this problem, too

April 26, 2012--------News Archive

PCBs Promote Dendrite Growth, May Increase Autism Risk
PCBs - polychlorinated biphenyls - launch a cellular chain of events leading to an overabundance of dendrites, the filament-like projections that conduct electrochemical signals between neurons, and disrupts normal patterns of neuron connections in the brain

Striking Link Found Between Fragile-X Gene and Autism
Genes found disrupted in children with autism, and disruption of the gene FMR1 found in children with Fragile X, are connected to the failure of neuron development

Facial Defects Are Shown to Self-Repair
Study shows developing organisms can identify and fix abnormalities in the head and face

April 25, 2012--------News Archive

Researchers Discover Window of Opportunity to Prevent Cerebral Palsy
The findings strongly suggest there may be an opportunity immediately after birth for drug treatment that could minimize CP

Researchers Uncover Genes for Cystic Fibrosis Intestinal Obstruction
The findings may lead to a better understanding of how the intestines work and pave the way for identifying genes involved in complications of other disorders

"Junk DNA" Can Sense Viral Infection
Using "deep sequencing," scientists believe "junk DNA" could become the "Achilles heel" of infections

April 24, 2012--------News Archive

Violence Puts Wear and Tear on Kids' DNA
The DNA of 10-year-olds who experienced violence in their young lives has been found to show wear and tear normally associated with aging.

Meat Eating Spread Humans Over the Globe
Carnivorous behavior is behind the evolution success of humankind.

The Roots and Early Branches of the Tree of Life
Researchers have traced the tree of life back to a single ancestral form.

April 23, 2012--------News Archive

Strong Voter Support To Improve School Nutrition
Eighty percent of American voters favor national standards that would limit calories, fat, and sodium in snack and à la carte foods sold in U.S. schools .

More Money to Understand Learning Disabilities
Four universities nationally to receive funding from the NIH for learning disability research centers.

Schizophrenia Linked to Childhood Trauma
Researchers have found that children who have experienced severe trauma are three times as likely to develop schizophrenia in later life.

WHO Child Growth Charts

What Is Your BMI?



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