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November 9, 2012--------News Archive

New Cell Type Developed in Hope of Treating Alzheimer’s and Other Brain Diseases
UC Irvine researchers have created a new stem cell-derived cell type with unique promise for treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The discovery accelerates efforts at the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center

Cell Biologists Identify New Protein Key to Asymmetric Cell Division
Biologists have identified a new molecular player in asymmetric cell division, a protein named She1 whose role wasn't known before - This is important for self-renewal of stem cells and ensures that daughter cells have different fates and functions

Value of Second Embryo Biopsy for Women of Advanced Maternal Age
An elegant new study confirms that the most commonly used method of screening for embryo abnormalities following in vitro fertilization (IVF) accurately predicts the success of embryo transplant for younger women, but not necessarily for those 38 or older

November 8, 2012--------News Archive

Few Teens Given Pregnancy Test in Emergency Department
Few adolescent females undergo pregnancy testing in the hospital emergency department (ED), even when they complain of lower abdominal pain, or before they are exposed to radiation for tests or exams

Mothers’ Age at Menopause May Predict Daughters’ Ovarian Reserve
A mother's age at menopause may predict her daughter's fertility in terms of the numbers of eggs remaining in her ovaries, according to the new research

A Majority of Pregnant Women Require an Average of 2 Months Sick Leave
Three quarters of pregnant women take sick leave from work but employers can help reduce this through flexible work adjustments, suggests a new study

November 7, 2012--------News Archive

How Bacteria Talk to Each Other and Our Cells
Bacteria can talk to each other via molecules they themselves produce – a phenomenon called quorum sensing – important when an infection propagates. Now, researchers at Linköping University in Sweden are showing how bacteria control processes in human cells the same way

New Bacteria to Fight Against Intestinal Inflammation
Different avenues are being explored to determine the origin of inflammatory bowel disease, known as IBD, including the role of genetic or environmental factors. Intestinal flora seems to play an important role in the outbreak of inflammation, and identifying an effective treatment is at the heart of the investigations

Ground-breaking Research About Cellular Calcium
When animals and plants are exposed to bacterial attack, odor and cold, calcium ions flow into the cells. Calcium signals cells with what is going on outside, but at high concentrations becomes toxic, so it must be quickly pumped out again – a feat accomplished very neatly by the cell's calcium pump

November 6, 2012--------News Archive

Computers "Taught" To Identify DNA Sequences that Regulate Genes
Johns Hopkins researchers have succeeded in teaching computers how to identify commonalities in DNA sequences which are known to regulate gene activity, and to then use those commonalities to predict regulatory regions throughout the genome – a tool expected to help scientists better understand disease risk and cell development

Bigger Human Genome Pool Uncovers More Rare Variant Genes
Thanks to powerful computational tools developed at Simon Fraser University, more than 100 scientists from around the world have genetically mapped the largest and most varied number of human genomes to date

A Gift for the Tin Man?
Scientists have discovered that breaking a biological signaling system in an embryo allows them to change the destiny of a cell – and could lead to new ways of making replacement organs

November 5, 2012--------News Archive

Developmental Bait and Switch
Caltech-led team discovers enzyme responsible for neural crest cell development

Male Fertility Restored After Cancer Treatment
An injection of banked sperm-producing stem cells can restore fertility to male primates who become sterile due to cancer drug side effects

Gene Required for Nerve Regeneration Identified
A gene that is associated with regeneration of injured nerve cells has been identified by scientists at Penn State University and Duke University

WHO Child Growth Charts

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