Researchers used post-mortem genetic testing to find the underlying cause of multiple sudden deaths in young people and sudden cardiac arrests in two large Amish families. Using an exome molecular autopsy, Michael Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., and his associates conducted genetic testing of four siblings who each died suddenly during exercise. Dr. Ackerman is a genetic
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Photo: iStockphoto Kimberly Noble, a neuroscientist and pediatrician at Columbia University, clicked a remote on a TED Talks stage in New York last January and a screen beside her displayed what looked like a craggy, grey leftover snowbank. The image was an average of the brains of 1,099 children and adolescents she and her collaborators studied for
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Starting this year, routine pediatric visits for millions of California children could involve questions about touchy family topics, such as divorce, unstable housing or a parent who struggles with alcoholism. California now will pay doctors to screen patients for traumatic events known as adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, if the patient is covered by Medi-Cal
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AI Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that has created an artificial intelligence-driven drug development platform for matching drugs to new indications. The company has made significant recent progress on its four clinical assets and proprietary Guardian Angel™ algorithm. LAM-001 LAM-001 is the world’s first inhaled formulation of rapamycin to be studied in clinical trials.
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Photo: Courtesy of istock The average Canadian household wastes 140 kilograms of food each year—roughly $1,100 worth. But unlike many other environmental issues, controlling how much food we throw out is completely within our control. Bob Blumer, Food Network host and ambassador for both Love Food, Hate Waste and Second Harvest, shares tips for reducing
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Image: Shutterstock The culturally rich Western Indian state of Gujarat has given the world some lip-smacking delicacies, dance moves, and popular surnames.  Gujarati surnames and last names come with varying backgrounds— occupational, toponymic, and ethnic. If Gujarati surnames fascinate you, then read on as MomJunction brings you a list of 50 most common and popular
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Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and even accused of child abuse, according to a Rutgers study. The findings were published in the International Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities. The study surveyed 25 caregivers of 16 children ages 2 to 20 with autism spectrum disorder
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Pregnancy can cause discomfort and pain in many parts of the body. When these sensations occur in the chest, the cause is often pressure from the growing fetus, acid reflux, or other relatively harmless issues. In rare cases, this chest pain can result from cardiovascular issues or complications of pregnancy. Keep reading for more information
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The human brain is organized into circuits that develop from childhood through adulthood to support executive function- critical behaviors like self-control, decision making, and complex thought. These circuits are anchored by white matter pathways which coordinate the brain activity necessary for cognition. However, little research exists to explain how white matter matures to support activity
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Television programs featuring healthy foods can be a key ingredient in leading children to make healthier food choices now and into adulthood. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, found kids who watched a child-oriented cooking show featuring healthy food were 2.7 times more likely to make a
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Image: Shutterstock The Swiss surnames or last names mostly have an occupational origin, representing the profession of an individual. But some surnames are toponymic, referring to one’s geographical origin while some denote a person’s social status. It is also common to see surnames, which are shorter forms of personal names. Swiss surnames thus have an
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Because early detection of autism is linked to significantly improved outcomes, the discovery of early predictors could make all the difference in a child’s development. Dr. Ray Bahado-Singh, a geneticist and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Beaumont Health and the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and his research team, identified key biomarkers
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