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August 10, 2012--------News Archive

One in Three Post-Partum Women Suffers PTSD Symptoms After Giving Birth
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops in individuals who experience highly traumatizing situations such as terrorist attacks and car accidents, but symptoms can also come about after normal life events — including childbirth

Boys More Vulnerable to Insecticide Chlorpyrifos
Lower IQs are seen in boys, not girls, exposed in the womb to comparable amounts of the chemical insecticide used in USA homes until banned in 2001

Simple Math Underlies Brain Circuits
Discovery of how some neurons inhibit others could shed light on autism, other neurological disorders

August 9, 2012--------News Archive

Children of U.S.-Born Latinas More Likely to Get Retinal Cancer
In a large epidemiologic study, researchers found that babies of U.S.-born Latinas are at higher risk for retinoblastoma — a malignant tumor of the retina which typically occurs before the age of 6 — than children of Mexico-born mothers

Children's Healthy Diets Lead to Healthier IQ
Children fed healthy diets in early age may have a slightly higher IQ, while those on heavier junk food diets may have a slightly reduced IQ

'Google Earth' for Cell Biologists
Just as users of Google Earth can zoom in from space to a view of their own backyard, researchers can now navigate biological tissues from a whole embryo down to its subcellular structures thanks to recent advances in electron microscopy and image processing

August 8, 2012--------News Archive

Infants of Overweight Mothers Grow More Slowly
Pregnant women who are overweight or obese can encounter a host of health complications - their added weight appears to also affect how their children grow and develop, initially

Genetics Reveal Novel Mutations Causing Startle Disease
Two separate studies identify gene defects that affect how the brain responds to startling events, sometimes with fatal consequences

Paddlefish's Doubled Genome Raises Questions On Limb Evolution - Reasons for Genome Plasticity
The American paddlefish - known for its bizarre, protruding snout and eggs harvested for caviar - duplicated its entire genome about 42 million years ago

August 7, 2012--------News Archive

Embryonic Blood Vessels Make Blood Stem Cells and Beating Heart Muscle Cells
The lack of one blood transcription factor, a gene that regulates other genes, allows blood precursor cells to become beating cardiomyocytes - or heart muscle cells

A Link Between Stem Cell Regulation and Cancer
Aurka-to-p53 signaling findings promote further understanding of the self-renewal mechanism in embryonic stem cells

New Study Finds Link Between Cell Division and Growth Rate
Findings answer puzzling question of how cells know when to progress through the cell cycle

August 6, 2012--------News Archive

Fragile X and Down Syndromes Share Molecular Pathway for Intellectual Disability
The two disorders share disturbances in the molecular events that regulate the way nerve cells develop dendritic spines, the small extensions found on the surface of nerve cells that are crucial for communication in the brain

Planarians Offer a Better View of Eye Development
Planarian flatworms have come under intense study for their renowned ability to regenerate any missing body part, even as adults. But now they may take on a starring role as a model system for studying eye development and eye diseases in vertebrates, including humans

Mending a Broken Heart - Molecule Turns Stem Cells Into Heart Cells
Researchers discovered a molecule that converts stem cells into heart cells, which could be used to replace diseased or damaged tissue in heart diseased patients

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