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Mom gene linked to key parenting skills


September 19th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) What does it take to be a great mom? Of course there's love, devotion, nurturing, and maybe the right gene.Researchers at the Rockefeller University in ... Read more...

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Stressed mice sire anxious daughters


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Could some traits pass to daughters and escape sons altogether? Researchers at the Tufts University School of Medicine have evidence from experiments on mice to support ... Read more...

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Plastic bottle compound harms several generation


June 17th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic man-made chemical, during gestation has immediate and long-lasting trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviour, ... Read more...

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Male mice sing to attract females


January 27th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Male mice are able to sing melodic tunes to attract female partners, a study has said.The tunes are sung at ultrasonic range beyond human hearing, and ... Read more...

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Human enzyme holds promise of weight loss


November 15th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) A specific human enzyme substantially curbed weight, improved metabolism and efficacy of insulin in mice, a new study shows. Insulin, produced by the pancreatic gland, ... Read more...

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Motherhood alters brain functions


October 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Oct 25 (IANS) Motherhood causes alterations in brain functions that help mothers locate and communicate with their offspring, especially if they are in distress, says a study by Israeli ... Read more...

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Female sex hormone regulates weight


October 20th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Female sex hormone estrogen regulates appetite and body weight, while insufficient estrogen receptors in brain parts may lead to obesity.The findings are potentially important for millions ... Read more...

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Social isolation, stress-induced obesity ‘ups breast cancer risk’


April 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that stress from social isolation, combined with a high-fat diet, increases levels of a brain neurotransmitter - neuropeptide Y, ... Read more...

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Maternal obesity may lead to infertility in the next generation


March 24th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Mother's obesity could lead to infertility in the next generation, according to a new study.Levels of the hormone ghrelin are low in obese women and a recent study ... Read more...

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Male fertility is in the bones, shows mice study


February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has discovered that the skeleton acts as a regulator of fertility in male mice through a hormone released by bone-osteocalcin.Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, ... Read more...

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Sex and aggression linked in the brain


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Scientists in US have found a link between aggressive behaviour and sexual arousal.Violent behaviour in mice has been tracked to neurons within a part of the brain associated ... Read more...

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Antioxidants lead to fertility problems in females


January 19th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): New research has revealed a possible unexpected side effect of antioxidants: They might cause fertility problems in females.Antioxidants are sold over the counter everywhere. They're added to food, ... Read more...

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Site in brain where leptin may trigger puberty identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have pinpointed a tiny site in the brain where the hormone leptin may help trigger the onset of puberty.The findings in mice indicate that a site ... Read more...

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Not bad diet or lack of exercise - viruses could be to blame for weight gain


December 13th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 13 (ANI): Think it's bad diet and lack of exercise that's making you gain those extra kilos? You might be wrong, as a new study has suggested that the real ... Read more...

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Scientists produce mice from 2 fathers using stem cell technology


December 9th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Reproductive scientists at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas have produced male and female mice from two fathers using stem cell technology.The achievement of two-father offspring in a ... Read more...

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BPA exposure may lead fertility problems in female offspring


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has found that exposure to a ubiquitous environmental chemical during pregnancy may impair reproductive capacity of female offspring.Fertility decreased over time in female mice that ... Read more...

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Genes ‘regulating obesity’ in men found


November 15th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have found genes that contribute to the risk of obesity in men.A genome-wide linkage scan for high body mass index (BMI) in 3,893 men and 4,445 women ... Read more...

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Prolonged separation from mum ‘may up chances of breast cancer’


November 8th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A new study has suggested that young mice separated from their mums for longer periods are likely to develop mammary tumours twice as fast as mice that experienced ... Read more...

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Human exposure to plastics chemical much higher than previously thought


September 21st, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): A new study indicates that human exposure to the toxic chemical bisphenol A or BPA is much higher than predicted.The study has found that women, female monkeys and ... Read more...

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Gentler ways of handling mice keeps them calm and supportive in lab


September 13th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that cupping a mouse in the hand or carrying it in a small tunnel reduces stress and encourages cooperation during lab experiments.According to ... Read more...

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Exposure to low doses of BPA alters mice ovaries


August 26th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A new research showed that exposure to low doses of BPA altered gene expression in the fetal mouse ovary.Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in plastics for ... Read more...

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Knocking out a gene makes female mice ‘gay’


July 10th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Knocking out a gene called fucose mutarotase (FucM) from female mice actually makes them masculine-they refuse to let males mount them, and attempt copulation with other female mice.The ... Read more...

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Knocking out a gene makes female mice masculine


July 9th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Knocking out a gene called fucose mutarotase (FucM) from female mice, actually makes them masculine-they refuse to males mount them, and will attempt copulation with other female mice.The ... Read more...

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Males who can shed tears really can drive females wild


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Shedding a tear really can help males attract females - at least when it comes to mice.A new study has shown that male mouse tears contain a ... Read more...

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Pheromone that draws female mice to a male isolated


June 3rd, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have isolated the pheromone that attracts female mice to the odour of a particular male. Researchers have named it darcin after Darcy, the dashing hero in Jane ... Read more...

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Protein in mice urine named after Mr. Darcy!


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have identified the pheromone that attracts female mice to the odour of a particular male. The protein, found in a male mouse's urine, has been named 'darcin' ... Read more...

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Why lung cancer rates are increasing in non-smoking women


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have found why lung cancer rates are increasing in women, particularly in non-smoking women.Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center, led by Dr. Margie Clapper, worked in a ... Read more...

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Male sex hormones in ovaries help regulate female fertility


May 27th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): The presence and activity of male sex hormones, such as testosterone, in the ovaries helps regulate female fertility, likely by controlling follicle growth and development and preventing deterioration ... Read more...

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Male mice drive females wild with ultrasonic love ballads


March 6th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): Male mice sing ultrasonic love songs to woo females, a new study has found.The ultrasonic songs vary widely, with some winning males emitting tunes that prove irresistible to ... Read more...

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Mum’s exposure to some plastic may increase kid’s asthma risk


February 4th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) A pregnant or lactating woman's exposure to plastic used in water bottles, sunglasses, eyeglass lenses, DVDs, and CDs may increase the risk of asthma in her children. Scientists ... Read more...

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Mum’s exposure to BPA may increase child asthma risk


February 4th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A mother's exposure to bisphenol A, a chemical used to make everything from plastic water bottles and food packaging to sunglasses and CDs, may increase the odds that ... Read more...

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Gene that keeps females female identified


December 11th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Here's what keeps females female: Ovaries spend their entire existence suppressing an innate capacity to become male, says a new study.According to researchers, the findings study could have ... Read more...

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Why women live longer than men


December 2nd, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): The reason behind men's limited lifespan is in their sperm, a new study has suggested.Scientists in Japan believe a particular male gene may explain why men do not ... Read more...

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Longevity: it’s in the genes


December 2nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Female mice produced by using genetic material from two mothers but no father live longer than mice with the normal mix of maternal and paternal genes. These findings ... Read more...

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Gene linked to fertility problems identified


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have identified a gene that might help explain fertility problems in humans.In females, fertility depends upon the growth of a follicle, a structure that ... Read more...

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