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Anxiety linked to chest pain in children

Anxiety linked to chest pain in children

ScienceDaily (Nov. 16, 2012) — Psychological factors can have as much-or more-impact on pediatric chest pain as physical ones, a University of Georgia study found recently. Continue reading

Dance intervention improves self-rated health of girls with internalizing problems

Dance intervention improves self-rated health of girls with internalizing problems

ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2012) — A dance intervention program improved the self-rated health of Swedish girls with internalizing problems, such as stress and psychosomatic symptoms, according to a report of a study published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine , a JAMA Network publication. Exercise is considered a strategy to prevent and treat depression in school-aged youth and has been shown to promote positive feelings, enhance confidence to cope with problems, and increase confidence and self-control, the authors write in the study background. Continue reading

Smoking parents often expose children to tobacco smoke in their cars

Smoking parents often expose children to tobacco smoke in their cars

ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2012) — MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGH f C) investigators found that a majority of interviewed smoking parents exposed their children to tobacco smoke in their cars, even though many had smoke-free policies at home. Continue reading

Mutations in genes that modify DNA packaging result in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD)

Mutations in genes that modify DNA packaging result in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD)

ScienceDaily (Nov. 11, 2012) — A recent finding by medical geneticists sheds new light on how Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy develops and how it might be treated Continue reading

Kids need at least seven minutes a day of ‘vigorous’ physical activity, but most aren’t getting that

Kids need at least seven minutes a day of ‘vigorous’ physical activity, but most aren’t getting that

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New drug target found for cystic fibrosis lung disease

New drug target found for cystic fibrosis lung disease

ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Vancouver researchers have discovered the cellular pathway that causes lung-damaging inflammation in cystic fibrosis (CF), and that reducing the pathway’s activity also decreases inflammation. Continue reading

New drug target found for cystic fibrosis lung disease

New drug target found for cystic fibrosis lung disease

ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Vancouver researchers have discovered the cellular pathway that causes lung-damaging inflammation in cystic fibrosis (CF), and that reducing the pathway’s activity also decreases inflammation. Continue reading

Human disease modeled in an organ-on-a-chip

Human disease modeled in an organ-on-a-chip

ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have mimicked pulmonary edema in a microchip lined by living human cells, as reported November 7 in the journal Science Translation Medicine . They used this “lung-on-a-chip” to study drug toxicity and identify potential new therapies to prevent this life-threatening condition. Continue reading

Human disease modeled in an organ-on-a-chip

Human disease modeled in an organ-on-a-chip

ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2012) — Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have mimicked pulmonary edema in a microchip lined by living human cells, as reported November 7 in the journal Science Translation Medicine . They used this “lung-on-a-chip” to study drug toxicity and identify potential new therapies to prevent this life-threatening condition. Continue reading

New method helps link genomic variation to protein production

New method helps link genomic variation to protein production

ScienceDaily (Nov. 6, 2012) — Scientists have adopted a novel laboratory approach for determining the effect of genetic variation on the efficiency of the biological process that translates a gene’s DNA sequence into a protein, such as hemoglobin, according to a presentation, Nov. Continue reading