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Archive for August 1st, 2017

Babies of overweight, obese, or diabetic mothers have an increased risk of lung problems

Babies born to women who are overweight, obese or have diabetes during their pregnancy have less mature lungs than babies of normal weight pregnancies. That’s according to research done in a sheep model of pregnancy, published in The Journal of Physiology. Previous research has shown that women who are overweight, obese or suffer diabetes during [...]

Preterm birth and low birth weight linked to air pollution exposure early in pregnancy, study finds

Exposure to air pollution early in a pregnancy could increase risk for preterm birth and low birth weight, according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine, and published in Environmental Health Perspectives. The study, conducted in mice, found that exposure to air pollution during the equivalent of the first or second [...]

“Residual echo” of ancient humans in scans may hold clues to mental disorders

Researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have produced the first direct evidence that parts of our brains implicated in mental disorders may be shaped by a “residual echo” from our ancient past. The more a person’s genome carries genetic vestiges of Neanderthals, the more certain parts of his or her brain and [...]

Trigeminal nerve stimulation shows promise for management of traumatic brain injury

Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the department of neurosurgery at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, announced today that they have published a paper with research findings that could have implications for the treatment of many neurological conditions, including severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). The team of researchers found that in [...]

Researchers discover how human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomes

Cell division is an essential process in humans, animals and plants as dying or injured cells are replenished throughout life. Cells divide at least a billion times in the average person, usually without any problem. However, when cell division goes wrong, it can lead to a range of diseases, such as cancer, and problems with [...]