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August 17, 2012--------News Archive

Finally, the Promise of Male Birth Control in a Pill
Researchers have finally found a compound that may offer the first effective and hormone-free birth control pill for men

Child's Self-Control Linked to Body Mass Index as Adult
A new study finds that delaying gratification longer at 4 years of age is associated with having a lower body mass index (BMI) 30 years later

Continuous Oral Contraceptives Offer Earlier Pain Relief
Taking oral contraceptives continuously, rather than as traditionally prescribed for each cycle, provides earlier relief for moderate to severe menstrual cramps - dysmenorrhea

August 16, 2012--------News Archive

How Vascular Networks Form - in Fish Brains
Though the human brain comprises only 2 percent of body weight it receives up to 15 percent of the cardiac output through a network of vessel vasculature

A Pack of Walnuts a Day Keeps Fertility Specialist Away?
Researcher shows that eating 2.5 ounces of walnuts per day improves semen quality in healthy young men

Acute Stress Alters Control of Gene Activity
Acute stress alters the methylation of the DNA and thus the activity of certain genes

August 15, 2012--------News Archive

A New Method to Model Diseases from Splicing Defects
Scientists have developed a new way of making animal models for a broad class of human genetic diseases – those with pathology caused by errors in the splicing of RNA messages copied from genes

First Genome Wide Studies of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tourette Syndrome
Two papers may help identify gene variants that contribute to the risks of developing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or Tourette syndrome (TS)

August 14, 2012--------News Archive

Mutations Disrupt Cell Recycling Causing Genetic Disease
Researchers identify new gene in Cornelia deLange syndrome which causes intellectual disability, limb deformations and other disabilities resulting from impairments in early development

'Strawberry' Birthmarks Grow Rapidly In First Weeks of Life
Strawberry-shaped birthmarks called infantile hemangiomas grow rapidly in infants much earlier than previously thought

Human Embryos Frozen 18 Years Yield Viable Stem Cells
Even after being frozen for 18 years, human embryos can be thawed, grown in the laboratory, and successfully induced to produce human embryonic stem (ES) cells, which represent a valuable resource for drug screening and medical research

August 13, 2012--------News Archive

Natural Birth — But Not C-Section — Triggers Brain Boosting Proteins
Vaginal birth triggers the expression of a protein in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood, researchers also found that this protein expression is impaired in the brains of offspring delivered by caesarean section (C-sections)

DNA Code Configures Gold Nanoparticles Into Stars, Circles and Hexagons
University of Illinois chemists found that DNA can shape gold nanoparticle growth similarly to the way it shapes protein synthesis, with different letters of the genetic code producing gold circles, stars and hexagons

Stressful Childhood Events Elevate Inflammation in Adolescence
Early Trauma May Set the Stage for Heart Disease and Other Inflammation-related Ills

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