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Sudden Death In Babies Linked To Lack Of Oxygen

Sudden Death In Babies Linked To Lack Of Oxygen

The staining patterns of B-amyloid precursor protein in the brains of sudden infant death syndrome babies is similar to those who died of accidental asphyxiation.

Generation X Kids Fatter Than Baby Boomers

Generation X Kids Fatter Than Baby Boomers

Although they have similar levels of physical activity, people from Generation X are more than twice as likely to be obese, compared to baby boomers at the same age.

The Brain’s Inability To Change Linked To Chronic Pain

The Brain’s Inability To Change Linked To Chronic Pain

A study of patients with chronic headaches suggests that pain is linked with the brain’s ability to change with use.

Critical Role Of Gene In Brain Development

Critical Role Of Gene In Brain Development

Scientists have identified a gene responsible for early brain development that has been implicated in intellectual disability.

Faulty ‘Reality Testing’ Leads To Dreams, Déjà Vu And Delusions

Faulty ‘Reality Testing’ Leads To Dreams, Déjà Vu And Delusions

An academic suggests that several mental conditions have the same underlying cause, that of faulty ‘reality testing’.

New Tool To Unlock The Genetics Of Grapes

New Tool To Unlock The Genetics Of Grapes

A new web-based genetics tool can help researchers and grape breeders to identify genes that control flavor and pest-resistance.

Grape Seed Helps In Fight Against Cancer

Grape Seed Helps In Fight Against Cancer

Research has shown that grape seed extract can help fight cancer by making chemotherapy more effective and reducing its side effects.

‘Love Drug’ May Treat Abdominal Pain

‘Love Drug’ May Treat Abdominal Pain

A hormone that induces labor and encourages social bonding may hold the key to treating abdominal pain, according to a new study.

Diabetics Benefit From High-Protein Diets

Diabetics Benefit From High-Protein Diets

A study shows that obese people with diabetes can lose weight on high-protein diets and see improvement in cardiovascular and renal health.

Assisted Conception Linked To Higher Birth Complication Risk

Assisted Conception Linked To Higher Birth Complication Risk

The risk of serious complications is around twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared to naturally conceived babies, according to a study.