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Study shows effects of emotions on children's eating habits

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:32:32 -0500

A University of Texas at Dallas psychologist has examined the preconceptions about the effects of emotions on children's eating habits, creating the framework for future studies of how dietary patterns evolve in early childhood.

Iron deficiency early in life can have long-lasting consequences for the brain

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:27:11 -0500

Iron deficiency in the first four weeks of a piglet's life - equivalent to roughly four months in a human infant - impairs the development of key brain structures, scientists report. The abnormalities remain even after weeks of iron supplementation begun later in life, the researchers found.

Study employs novel approach to uncover new biomarker for CHD

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:49:29 -0500

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the number one cause of death in both men and women. While many risk factors of CHD, such as smoking, high blood pressure and age, are common among men and women, some metabolic risk factors, such as being diabetic, are more strongly associated with increased risk of CHD in women than in men.

Study finds strong connection between midwifery and birth outcomes

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:45:06 -0500

Midwife-friendly laws and regulations tend to coincide with lower rates of premature births, cesarean deliveries and newborn deaths, according to a U.S.-wide "report card" that ranks each of the 50 states on the quality of their maternity care.

Research extends powerful capabilities of MRI to nanometer scale

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:40:33 -0500

A new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson's and Alzhe

Duke researchers show how to retrain immune system of peanut-allergy mice

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:36:25 -0500

Treating food allergies might be a simple matter of teaching the immune system a new trick, researchers at Duke Health have found.

Neuroscientists discover novel mechanism of action behind schizophrenia

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:22:00 -0500

An international team of researchers led by a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine scientist has uncovered a novel mechanism in which a protein--neuregulin 3--controls how key neurotransmitters are released in the brain during schizophrenia.

Reformulating vaccines to prevent relapse

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:43:51 -0500

Substance abuse, particularly opioid abuse, is an ongoing issue in the U.S. While treatments such as drug counseling and a handful of medications to combat withdrawal symptoms and cravings exist, the fear and risk of relapsing is real.

Zika virus could be alternative for treatment of aggressive brain cancer

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:38:19 -0500

Zika virus, feared for causing microcephaly in babies whose mothers were infected during pregnancy by attacking the cells that will give rise to the fetus's cerebral cortex, could be an alternative for treatment of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive kind of malignant brain tumor in adults.

Scientists reveal development of improved medicine to fight addiction

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:29:05 -0500

Drug addiction continues to plague vast numbers of people across the world, destroying and ending lives, while attempts to develop more effective pharmaceutical addiction treatments continue.