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August 3, 2012--------News Archive

'Unhealthy' Gut Microbes Benefit Pregnant Women
Research suggests that our bodies coevolved with microbiota that pregnant mom's actually use to support the fetus

Progesterone Therapy to Combat Infant Mortality
The use of progesterone in women with a short cervix can reduce the rate of preterm birth — the leading factor in infant mortality — by as much as 45 percent, according to research findings published by the National Institutes of Health

For Sperm, Faster Isn't Always Better
New study uncovers a reproduction conundrum in the fruit fly

August 2, 2012--------News Archive

Discovery of Gene that Permanently Stops Cancer Cell Proliferation
Researchers have discovered a mutant form of the gene, Chk1, when expressed in cancer cells, permanently stopped their proliferation and caused cell death without the addition of any chemotherapeutic drugs

Possible Clue to Progression of MS
B cell lymphocytes, a type of immune cell, in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may play a role in the disease's progression

Do Ovaries Continue to Produce Eggs During Adulthood?
A compelling new genetic study tracing the origins of immature egg cells, or 'oocytes', from the embryonic period throughout adulthood adds new information to a growing controversy

August 1, 2012--------News Archive

Sick from Stress? Blame Mom and Epigenetics
If you're sick from stress, new research suggests that what your mother ate—or didn't eat—may be part of the cause

ORC1 Protein in DNA Replication and Centrosome Regulation, Linked to Rare Dwarfism
Orc1 protein mutations may explain Meier-Gorlin syndrome (MGS), an extreme dwarfism, with small brain size, and other abnormal growth characteristics

Fraser Syndrome Hearing Loss and Zebra Fish
Study of the earliest formation of cartilage in the mouths of mutant zebra fish, may have given a look at a genetic defect linked to Fraser syndrome deafness in humans

July 31, 2012--------News Archive

Brain Development Delayed in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) due to a delay in brain development or the result of complete deviation from typical development?

Distress Signal from Injured Nerve Begins with Local Protein
When the longest cells in the body are injured, up to one meter in adult humans needs to be covered in order to reach the cell's nucleus

Smell the Potassium
Scientists make a surprising find in study of sex- and aggression-triggering vomeronasal organ

July 30, 2012--------News Archive

Boys’ Impulsiveness May Result in Better Math Ability
Girls and boys start grade school with different approaches to solving arithmetic problems. Girls favor a slow, accurate approach while boys a faster, but more error prone approach. The girls’ approach gives them an early advantage, but by the end of sixth grade boys have surpassed the girls

Discovery of Gene Causing Blindness from Birth
Researchers have isolated an elusive human gene that causes a common form of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a relatively rare but devastating form of early-onset blindness

Gene Discovery of Mysterious Childhood Paralysis
Alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC) is a very rare disorder that causes paralysis that freezes one side of the body and then the other in devastating bouts that arise at unpredictable intervals

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