Thursday, September 16, 2010

X-linked Gene Increases Autism Risk in Boys, September 16, 2010.

A newly characterized gene on the X chromosome may be disrupted in up to one percent of people with autism, researchers reported in Science Translational Medicine.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Can Cities Feed Us?

Conservation, July-September 2010, pages 16-21.

For every acre of land cultivated in a high-rise urban farm, 10 to 20 acres of current cropland could go wild.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Findings and The Hub, September 2010

Columns, September 2010, pages 17, 22-23.

Machine Reads Newborn Minds
Here’s an item that won’t surprise parents: it takes a 1-ton apparatus to figure out what’s going on in a young child’s mind.

Blast Waves and Brain Damage
Understanding hidden injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

The Orbit of Influence
Weird neighbors in distant galaxies.

UW & the Big Spill
Estimating the damage from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dramatic Regression Leads to Severe Autism, Study Finds, August 3, 2010.

Toddlers who abruptly lose language, social or other developmental skills are more likely to have severe autism a few years later compared with children who have consistent delays from an early age. That's the conclusion of the largest study thus far of autism onset patterns, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Labor & Delivery, July 2010.

What happens during labor and delivery? While every woman's experience is different, this guide provides an overview of the typical signs and stages of labor.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dancing With an Escape Artist

Nature, July 15, 2010, Vol. 466, pages S6–S7

A portrait of the intricate relationship between HIV and the host immune system, in which each influences the other's next moves.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Preeclampsia: Symptoms and Treatment, July 2010.

Preeclampsia occurs in approximately five percent of all pregnancies. Find out about the symptoms of this dangerous condition and how doctors treat it.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Folic Acid and Pregnancy, June 2010.

Folic acid, before and during pregnancy, is important for healthy fetal development. But how much do you need? And how can you get enough?

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Autism Marked by Copy Number Changes in Coding Regions, June 11, 2010.

People with autism harbor more copy number variants (CNVs) — deletions or duplications of large chunks of DNA — compared with controls, but only in the protein-coding regions of the genome.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Birth of a New Field

Columns, June 2010, pages 20-21.

Despite her intense personal connection to the questions she's investigating, pharmacy professor Mary Hebert is quick to shift the focus elsewhere: "I just wanted other people to have healthy pregnancies."

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