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Growing interest

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:00
School-grown vegetables increase salad selectionIf kids grow vegetables, they're more likely to eat them.

Minimal residual disease alone not predictive in T-cell leukemia

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 03:00
Children achieve complete remission despite few remaining leukemia cells following chemotherapyThis image shows T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Antibiotic use in infancy, gut microbe disruption, and disease later in life are all linked, say researchers

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:00
Researchers have put together an evidence-based map of the different ways antibiotic use in infancy may lead to gut microbe imbalances and increase risk of disease in adulthood.

Pre-babbling babies prefer baby sounds to adult sounds

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:00
New research suggests that before they find their own voice, young babies pay more attention to baby-like vocal sounds than adult-like vocal sounds.

Children's views should shape how research is conducted, says ethics body

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 02:00
A new report calls for a change in culture across all areas of children's health research, so that children's and young people's views and opinions can help to shape how research is prioritized...

The infant gut microbiome: New studies on its origins and how it's knocked out of balance

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 00:00
A fecal sample analysis of 98 Swedish infants over the first year of life found a connection between the development of a child's gut microbiome and the way he or she is delivered.

Cause of regression in individuals with Down syndrome identified

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:00
Individuals with regressive Down syndrome return to baseline functioning when treated for CatatoniaDown syndrome, the most common chromosomal disorder in America, can be complicated by...

Exogenous microRNAs in maternal food pass through placenta, regulate fetal gene expression

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:00
In a new study published in the Protein & Cell, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University reports that small non-coding RNAs in maternal food can transfer through placenta to regulate fetal gene...

Baby talk: Babies prefer listening to their own kind

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 23:00
Babies' listening choices, before they babble themselves, offer insight into early language developmentA McGill University/UQAM research team has discovered that 6-month-old infants appear to...

Sun safety: how to protect your child from the greatest cause of skin cancer

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 07:00
One of the best ways to protect your child from skin cancer is to protect them against UV radiation. We provide some tips on how this can be done.

TGen study matches infant stiff-joint syndromes to possible genetic origins

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:00
More than 50 rare but specific disorders and syndromes characterized, leading to new possible treatmentsA study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has for the first time...