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‘Step forward’ in skin cancer fight

‘Step forward’ in skin cancer fight

unable to retrieve full-text contentScientists say they have taken a step forward in understanding why some people are at greater risk of skin cancer because of their family history. Continue reading

Autism begins in pregnancy, according to study: Cortical layers disrupted during brain development in autism

Autism begins in pregnancy, according to study: Cortical layers disrupted during brain development in autism

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a study that gives clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy. The study will be published in the March 27 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine . The researchers — Eric Courchesne, PhD, professor of neurosciences and director of the Autism Center of Excellence at UC San Diego, Ed S. Continue reading

Characteristics of lung cancers arising in genetic mutation carriers

Characteristics of lung cancers arising in genetic mutation carriers

Two studies are providing new insight into germline epidermal growth factor receptor ( EGFR ) T790M mutation in familial non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The findings suggest the need for tailored approaches for early detection and treatment, as well as for genetic testing to identify carriers. Continue reading

Braking system for immune responses

Braking system for immune responses

For the first time, researchers have identified a receptor on human cells that specifically recognizes crystals. It is found on immune cells and binds uric acid crystals, which trigger gout but also control immune responses. The team, led by researchers from Technische Universität München (TUM)’s Klinikum rechts der Isar hospital have published their findings in the Immunity journal. Continue reading

Video-game device with goal of preventing patient falls

Video-game device with goal of preventing patient falls

Technology used in video games is making its way to hospital rooms, where researchers at the University of Missouri hope to learn new ways to prevent falls among hospital patients. Continue reading

Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends

Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends

Imagine two children, both with the exact same risk factors for joining a gang. As teenagers, one joins a gang, the other doesn’t. Even though the first teen eventually leaves the gang, years later he or she is not only at significantly higher risk of being incarcerated and receiving illegal income, but is also less likely to have finished high school and more likely to be in poor health, receiving government assistance or struggling with drug abuse. Continue reading

One out of two parents do not see their child’s weight problem

One out of two parents do not see their child’s weight problem

One out of two parents of children with overweight feel that their child’s weight is normal. Four out of ten parents of children with overweight or obesity are even worried that their child will get too thin. These are the findings of a European study of parents of more than 16,000 children, including 1,800 children from Sweden Continue reading

One out of two parents do not see their child’s weight problem

One out of two parents do not see their child’s weight problem

One out of two parents of children with overweight feel that their child’s weight is normal. Four out of ten parents of children with overweight or obesity are even worried that their child will get too thin. These are the findings of a European study of parents of more than 16,000 children, including 1,800 children from Sweden Continue reading

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