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June 15, 2012--------News Archive

Taking Folic Acid In Early Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Autism
A study suggests that women who consume the recommended daily dose of folic acid during the first month of pregnancy may have have reduced child's risk of autism

Offspring of Older Fathers May Live Longer
Study suggests life-extending benefits of longer telomeres if recent male ancestors reproduced at older ages

How Does Food Marketing Spread Obesity?
The spread of obesity suggests America’s bulging waistlines may have more to do with food marketing than genetics or individual choice

June 14, 2012--------News Archive

Weekly Fertility Injections Work As Well As Daily
New long-lasting weekly injections of fertility hormones are as safe and effective as standard daily injections, according to new research

Earlier Birth is Best for Twins
University of Adelaide researchers say women pregnant with twins should elect to give birth at 37 weeks to avoid serious complications

Anxious Mice Make Lousy Dads
Normally, male California mice are surprisingly doting fathers, but new research suggests that high anxiety can turn these good dads bad

June 13, 2012--------News Archive

Nature or Nurture, May Depend on Where You Live
The extent to which our development is affected by nature or nurture – our genetic make-up or our environment – may differ depending on where we live

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs
Bacteria that promote normal health can "turn bad" outside of the human intestine because our gut immune cells are needed to keep 'good' bacteria in their place

How Inflammation Can Lead to Cancer
New study gives comprehensive look at how changes that occur due to inflammation can progress to cancer

June 12, 2012--------News Archive

How Embryonic Kidney Maintains Stem Cells
Science has identified two proteins that are required to maintain a supply of stem cells in the developing kidney

Exploring the Epigenome’s Regulatory Function
The sequencing of the human genome has provided a wealth of genetic information, yet the goal of understanding the function of every gene remains unfinished

Purified Fat Stem Cells Grow Bone Fast and Best
Scientists purified a subset of stem cells found in fat tissue and grew bone faster and of higher quality than bone grown under traditional methods

June 11, 2012--------News Archive

New Insight On Long-Standing Pregnancy Mystery
An important discovery may answer the long-standing question of why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing fetus as foreign tissue

Molecule That Controls Placental Growth Identified
Scientists now understand how the growth of the placenta is regulated before birth by identifying the function of one of many gene fragments: miR-675

High Levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Amerindian Breast Milk
Anthropologists have found high levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids in the breast milk of economically impoverished Amerindian woman and are comparing the finding to women in the USA

Earth May be Approaching 'Tipping Point'
The planet may be nearing a critical threshold, beyond which environmental changes will be rapid and unpredictable

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