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Autism Diagnosis Could Be Made At Birth
2013-04-26 06:21:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis claim to have discovered a new method of determining a child´s potential risk of becoming autistic. According to CBS News reporter Ryan Jaslow, the researchers report doctors may be able to detect clues about a child´s risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by examining the placenta at the time of...

2013-04-17 13:18:38

Understanding the molecular control of placenta formation, the organ which enables fetal growth, is critical in diagnosing and treating related pregnancy complications. A group of scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and the University of Calgary, Canada has revealed a molecular feedback loop that governs the earliest steps of placenta formation in mice, which is known to mimic placenta formation in humans. Their findings are published April 16 in the open access...

2010-11-03 08:09:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the holidays fast approaching, parents are beginning to search for the season's hottest gifts that are guaranteed to both entertain and inspire. Boasting the perfect balance of princess and adventurer, gift-givers everywhere need look no further than Olivia, the confident, imaginative and funny 6 3/4-year-old little girl and star of one of today's most popular children's programs, "OLIVIA," on Nick Jr. (Logo:...

2010-10-04 09:41:00

CANNES, France, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, today announced a partnership with media content company, Chorion and the publisher, Frederick Warne & Co., owners of the Beatrix Potter(TM) property, to develop and produce a brand-new animated preschool series based on the characters created by Beatrix Potter in the series The Tales of Peter Rabbit. Slated to air in 2012 on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., the series will feature many...

2009-02-26 09:00:00

Author and illustrator Eric Carle's Beloved Book marks its 40th birthday on the first day of spring NEW YORK, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- March 20, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of Eric Carle's preschool classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Philomel Books; $21.99). Since its publication in 1969, 29 million copies of the book have sold worldwide and it has been published in over 45 languages. That year the book was also named one of the best children's books of the year by The New York Times,...

2009-01-07 11:24:35

Nickelodeon said it is adding an animated series based on author/illustrator Ian Falconer's popular Olivia books to its preschool lineup. The new computer-generated, animated show Olivia is scheduled to debut Jan. 26 and will air weekdays at 11:30 a.m. EST/PST on Nickelodeon. Presented in conjunction with media content company Chorion and animated by Brown Bag Films, the new half-hour series invites children into the life -- both real and fantasy -- of an adventurous, 'can-do'...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'