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Prosocial youth less likely to associate with deviant peers, engage in problem behaviors

Prosocial youth less likely to associate with deviant peers, engage in problem behaviors

Prosocial behaviors, or actions intended to help others, remain an important area of focus for researchers interested in factors that reduce violence and other behavioral problems in youth. Continue reading

Sperm donors can seek access to kids

Sperm donors can seek access to kids

1 February 2013 Last updated at 12:12 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Men who donate sperm can apply to seek a role in the lives of their biological children, the High Court has ruled. The decision could have implications for families using donated sperm and donors, who have no legal role as parents of their biological child. Continue reading

Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

Jan. 31, 2013 — A New York-based physician-researcher from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, best known for his research into fertility and twinning, has uncovered a potential connection between autism and a specific growth protein that could eventually be used as a way to predict an infant’s propensity to later develop the disease. Continue reading

Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory

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A positive family climate in adolescence is linked to marriage quality in adulthood

A positive family climate in adolescence is linked to marriage quality in adulthood

Jan. 31, 2013 — Experiencing a positive family climate as a teenager may be connected to your relationships later in life, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science Continue reading

Payout after hospital cyst error

Payout after hospital cyst error

29 January 2013 Last updated at 06:46 ET A mother of two has been given a multimillion-pound payout by a Birmingham hospital, after mistakes during an operation left her paralysed. Hazel Spence, 35, from Bilston, went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for surgery to remove a benign cyst in 2006. Continue reading

Payout after hospital cyst error

Payout after hospital cyst error

29 January 2013 Last updated at 06:46 ET A mother of two has been given a multimillion-pound payout by a Birmingham hospital, after mistakes during an operation left her paralysed. Hazel Spence, 35, from Bilston, went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for surgery to remove a benign cyst in 2006. The nerves in her spinal cord were damaged by a junior doctor in a follow-up procedure Continue reading

Payout after hospital cyst error

Payout after hospital cyst error

29 January 2013 Last updated at 06:46 ET A mother of two has been given a multimillion-pound payout by a Birmingham hospital, after mistakes during an operation left her paralysed. Hazel Spence, 35, from Bilston, went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for surgery to remove a benign cyst in 2006. The nerves in her spinal cord were damaged by a junior doctor in a follow-up procedure Continue reading

Early menopause may occur in women with BRCA gene

Early menopause may occur in women with BRCA gene

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Gene mutation immortalizes malignant melanoma

Gene mutation immortalizes malignant melanoma

Jan. 25, 2013 — Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and from University Duisburg-Essen have discovered a previously unknown genetic cause of malignant melanoma: a gene mutation that leads to overactive telomerase, the so-called ‘immortality enzyme’. The mutated gene region found in familial melanoma is also altered in up to 74 percent of non-inherited cases of melanoma — here as a consequence of sun exposure. Continue reading