Sep 4, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
'Brainbow' reveals a surprising visual connection
Neuroscientists know some connections in the brain are pruned during infant growth and neural development. According to the textbooks, function drives new neural growth. But scientists are discovering the textbooks might be wrong.
Sep 3, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Obesity and stillbirth
Obese women are nearly twice as likely as lean women to have stillborn babies. There are several preventable medical reasons why, revealed in an analysis by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Sep 2, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Arsenic in drinking water links early puberty and obesity
Fetal female mice exposed in the womb to low levels of arsenic through drinking water, began puberty early and became obese as adults, according to scientists from the National Institutes of Health. This is significant as the level of 10 parts per billion in the study is the current standard allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Sep 1, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Do sperm wield tiny harpoons?
Could the sperm harpoon the egg to facilitate fertilization? That's the intriguing possibility raised by spiky filaments identified on the sperm capsule — that may play a key role in sperm and egg fusion.
Aug 31, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Building a safer stem cell
Spanish scientists find a way to generate safer stem cells in the laboratory. Their project represents a major step forward in the possible therapeutic use of stem cells.