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July 12, 2013--------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Late cord clamping increases iron levels in newborns
Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord after birth benefits newborn babies, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors found babies' blood and iron levels were healthier when the cord was clamped later.

Inner ear created from stem cells
Indiana University scientists have transformed mouse embryonic stem cells into key structures of the inner ear.

Mystery RNA sequences decoded in gene regulation
First-ever compendium of RNA sequences will be important guide to understanding the root of genetic diseases.

July 11, 2013--------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Economic crisis lowers birth rates
The economic crisis has put measurable pressure on birth rates in Europe over the last decade. On average, the more the unemployment rose, the greater the decrease in fertility compared to the number of children per women expected without the crisis.

Breakthrough reveals biologic basis for sensory processing disorders
Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet it receives far less attention partly because it’s never been recognized as a distinct disease.

Baby cereals without breastfeeding linked to Type 1 diabetes
Infants who get their first solid food before 4 months of age and after 6 months may have a higher risk of developing Type 1 diabetes.Researchers also found that the risk goes down if the mother is still breast-feeding the baby when solid foods, particularly those containing wheat or barley, are introduced into the diet.

July 10, 2013--------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Confirmed: Brain tumors in children have a common cause
Brain cancer is the primary cause of cancer mortality in children. Even in cases when the cancer is cured, young patients suffer from the stress of a treatment that can be harmful to the developing brain.

Potential in-utero markers identified for autism
Children later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder had excessive cerebral spinal fluid and enlarged brains in infancy. These observations raise the possibility that such brain anomalies may serve as potential biomarkers for early identification of autism.

New mechanism for human gene expression discovered
In a study that could change the way scientists view the process of protein production in humans, University of Chicago researchers have found a single gene that encodes two separate proteins from the same sequence of messenger RNA.

July 9, 2013--------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Stress before conception causes gene changes in baby
A female's exposure to distress, even before she conceives, creates a chain of reactions beginning in the gene linked to the stress mechanism of her body — in the ovum she carries — and later in the brains of her offspring.

Immune cells essential to establishing pregnancy
New research from the University of Adelaide shows for the first time that immune cells known as macrophages are critical to fertility by creating a healthy hormone environment in the uterus.

Low-cost in-vitro fertilization method now available
A new low-cost method of in-vitro fertilization developed at the University of Colorado Boulder — that performed successfully in recent human clinical trials in Belgium — may help thousands of infertile couples in developing countries.

July 8, 2013--------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Key factors in rates of birth defects identified
New research highlights factors that can increase the chances of a baby being born with a birth defect.

Great ape genetic diversity catalog developed
Humans are primates and the study of primate evolution not only aids in future conservation of those species, but helps in understanding our own evolution.

Long-lived mice are less active
Risky behavior can lead to premature death – in humans. Scientists investigated whether this also applies to animals by studying the behavior of the house mice.


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