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August 24, 2012--------News Archive

Thinking About Kids? Men Need to Shed the Kilos
Reproductive experts have discovered that a father’s obesity negatively impacts sperm, resulting in smaller fetuses, poor pregnancy success and reduced placental development

Stem Cells Can Become Anything – But Not Without this Protein
Mof, involved in regulating how stem cells read their DNA, plays a crucial role

Older Fathers Linked to Kids’ Autism and Schizophrenia Risk
Compared with younger dads, older fathers pass on significantly more random genetic mutations to their offspring that increase the risk for these conditions

August 23, 2012--------News Archive

Thinking and Choosing in the Brain
The frontal lobes are the largest part of the human brain, and thought to be the part that expanded most during human evolution

New Test Assesses How DNA Damage Affects Protein Synthesis
Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have now developed a lab test to examine how DNA modifications lead to interruptions in transcription disrupt protein synthesis

Research Identifies Key Component in Cell Division
The Nek9 protein is required for chromosomes to separate into two identical groups

August 22, 2012--------News Archive

Antibiotic Use in Infants Before 6 months Associated with Being Overweight in Childhood
Treating very young infants with antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood, according to a study of more than 10,000 children

Chain of Violence
Children exposed to ethnic and political violence in the Middle East are more aggressive than other children, a new study shows

Research Identifies Mechanism Responsible for Eye Disorder - Duane Syndrome
The findings could provide the key to reversing the condition and unlocking the causes of movement disorders in other parts of the body

August 21, 2012--------News Archive

Research Unlocks Link Between Sex and the Female Brain
An international team of scientists has discovered that a protein in semen acts on the female brain to prompt ovulation, and is the same molecule that regulates the growth, maintenance, and survival of nerve cells

Savvy Tots to Grown-Ups: 'Don't Be Such a Crybaby'
Young children often know when someone does not deserve sympathy, new study finds

Canine Tail Chasing Resembles Human Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
A questionnaire study covering nearly 400 dogs revealed several similarities between compulsive behavior in dogs and humans: early onset, recurrent compulsive behaviors, increased risk for developing different types of compulsions, compulsive freezing, the beneficial effect of nutritional supplements, the effects of early life experiences and sex hormones and genetic risk

August 20, 2012--------News Archive

Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Wheeze and Asthma in Preschool Children
Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with wheeze and asthma inpreschool children, even among children who were not exposed to maternal smoking late inpregnancy or after birth, according to a new study

Treatment for Cervical Disease Not Linked to Risk of Preterm Births
Treatment for cervical disease does not appear to increase the risk of subsequently giving birth prematurely, according to a study of over 44,000 women in England

Discovery of Immune Cells that Protect Against Multiple Sclerosis
Immune cells called dendritic cells, which were previously thought to contribute to the onset and development of multiple sclerosis, actually protect against the disease in a mouse model

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