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Thick cortex could be key in Down syndrome

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:00
The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down Syndrome.

TGen study identifies first genetic mutation associated with Aicardi syndrome

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 23:00
Mutation in gene TEAD1 is linked to childhood neurological disorder that affects the brain and eyesA genetic mutation responsible for a debilitating childhood neurological condition known as...

Child fitness falls further than feared

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 08:00
Child fitness levels are falling at an even faster rate than first feared - and this time there is evidence it has nothing to do with obesity.

Scientists use zebrafish to further understanding of short bowel syndrome

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 06:00
Researchers have developed a model of short bowel syndrome in zebrafish to further understand the process of adaptation that occurs in patients with the condition.

International team discovers new genetic immunodeficiency

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 04:00
Mutations in the gene DOCK2 leave patients vulnerable to severe early infectionsAn analysis of five families has revealed a previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency, says an international team...

More than just picky eating

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 02:00
Eating disorders experts weigh in on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder -- two years after classification as a mental health conditionJessie is a five-year-old girl who doesn't like foods...

Developed sense of justice evident 'in children as young as 3'

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 23:00
A study using 'thief' and 'victim' puppets has found that children as young as 3 years old have a surprising sense of justice and level of empathy for others.

40% of kids with parent smokers not protected by smoke-free-home rules

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 08:00
Voluntary smoke-free-home rules protect children from dangerous second-hand cigarette smoke - yet more than a third of U.S.

Better clinical management improves quality of life for neurofibromatosis patients

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00
Genetic disorder causes tumors to grow on brain, spinal cord and other parts of nervous systemA genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF) causes benign tumors to grow on the brain, spinal...

NIH-funded researchers identify new genetic immune disorder

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a new immune disorder--DOCK2 deficiency--named after the mutated gene responsible for the disease.

Study reveals surprising truths about caregivers

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 23:00
Caregiving is a part of daily life for millions of Americans, particularly the so-called sandwich generation balancing the needs of aging parents with looking after their own children.

Extremely preterm infants enrolled in RCTs do not experience worse outcomes compared to infants not enrolled

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:00
In a group of more than 5,000 extremely preterm infants, important in-hospital outcomes were neither better nor worse in infants enrolled in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) compared with eligible...

Teens with weak working memory 'more likely to engage in risky sex'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 06:00
The link between cognitive ability and impulse control is explored in a new study that finds an association between weak working memory and increased levels of sexual impulsivity.

Has breast milk become an Internet commodity, and not just for infants?

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 02:00
The practice of breast milk sharing among mothers has evolved into an Internet-based marketplace in which this valuable commodity is being bought and sold not only to feed babies, but as a "natural...

The presence of roseola virus in chromosomes triples the risk of angina

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:00
People whose chromosomes contain the DNA of the roseola virus are three times more likely to suffer from angina, according to a new study by researchers from the Université Laval Faculty of...

SCOPE program developed to engage communities in preventing childhood obesity

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 01:00
Research highlights the need of community partnerships to create healthier environments for childrenA multidisciplinary group of researchers from British Columbia has developed a participatory...

Early behavior problems may be linked to 'aging' biomarkers in preschoolers

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 00:00
Preschoolers with oppositional defiant behavior are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which in adults is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases and...

Stress during pregnancy 'alters vaginal microbiome, influencing offspring development'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 23:00
Maternal stress may impact the gut microbiota composition and brain development of offspring by altering a mother's vaginal microbiome, finds new research.

Charity calls for 'urgent action' as it reveals one in three bone marrow transplant patients won't survive first year

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 08:00
One in three bone marrow transplant patients will die within a year of their transplant, according to a report by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, as it launches a campaign to improve survival...

Medical marijuana legalization does not increase use in adolescents

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:00
Analyzing data from a nationwide survey, researchers find no evidence for medical marijuana legalization increasing the prevalence of marijuana use among adolescents.

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