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2014-04-25 08:53:11

Lower weight babies and babies who aren't breastfed or not breastfed for long are at greater risk of developing chronic inflammation and related health problems later in life, according to a new study. "There were good reasons to hypothesize that breastfeeding was important to influencing levels of inflammation in adulthood," says Thomas McDade (Northwestern University), a CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) fellow in the Child & Brain Development program. "It changes the...

2013-07-10 19:45:13

First-ever compendium of RNA sequences will be important guide to understanding the root of genetic diseases Every cell in an organism's body has the same copy of DNA, yet different cells do different things; for example, some function as brain cells, while others form muscle tissue. How can the same DNA make different things happen? A major step forward is being announced today that has implications for our understanding of many genetically-linked diseases, such as autism. Scientists...

Earth’s Ice Sheets More Stable Than Once Thought
2013-05-17 10:44:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For decades, researchers have used ancient shorelines to predict the stability of today´s largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. High shoreline markings from three million years ago as Earth was going through a warm period were thought to be evidence of a high sea level due to ice sheet collapse at the time — an assumption that has led many scientists to believe that if the world´s largest ice sheets collapsed...

Impact Of Adversity On Early Life Development Demonstrated
2012-10-26 10:03:21

Study part of growing body of knowledge surrounding gene-environment interplay It is time to put the nature versus nurture debate to rest and embrace growing evidence that it is the interaction between biology and environment in early life that influences human development, according to a series of studies recently published in a special edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "Biologists used to think that our differences are pre-programmed in our genes,...

2012-10-09 10:36:04

By the time our children reach kindergarten their learning and developmental patterns are already taking shape, as is a trajectory for their future health. Now, for the first time, scientists have amassed a large collection of research that looks "under the skin", to examine how and why experiences interact with biology starting before birth to affect a life course. Biological Embedding of Early Social Adversity: From Fruit Flies to Kindergartners, a special volume published in the...

2009-06-30 10:33:00

SALIDA, Colo., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Treadlite Group, an eco-conscience marketing and conference planning company headquartered in Salida, Colo., has partnered with NEAtech, LLC, an alternative energy engineering and consulting firm based in Denver, Colo. to launch the Advanced BioEnergy 2009 Conference & Expo, to be held November 11-13, 2009 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif. TSS Consultants, a Rancho Cordova, Calif. based renewable energy consulting firm has...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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