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Researchers provide further insight into male bias of autism

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 00:00
A series of newly published studies has examined the role that sex and gender plays in autism, providing new insights into the male bias of the condition.

Prenatal exercise lowers risks of C-sections, higher birth weights

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 00:00
Pregnant women who exercise can significantly lower the risk of undergoing Caesarean sections and giving birth to large babies, a University of Alberta study has found.

New research implicates immune system in Rett syndrome

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 23:00
Finding suggests therapeutic target for slowing progression of the diseaseNew research by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School suggests the immune system plays an...

80 percent of cervical cancers found to be preventable with latest 9-valent HPV vaccine

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 23:00
The new 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine, can potentially prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers in the United States, if given to all 11- or 12-year-old children before they are exposed to the...

Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS): One gene closer to helping sufferers of rare genetic disorder

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 01:00
A new study has separately confirmed and significantly built on recent research, identifying mutations of a gene that causes the uncommon but potentially fatal Adams-Oliver syndrome.

Starved T cells allow hepatitis B to silently infect liver

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 00:00
Hepatitis B stimulates processes that deprive the body's immune cells of key nutrients that they need to function, finds new UCL-led research funded by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome...

Repurposed anti-cholesterol drug could improve treatment-resistant anemias

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 23:00
Each year, between 25 and 35 children in the United States and Canada are diagnosed with an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome called Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA), according to the US Centers...