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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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Does dad’s stress affect his kids?


September 1st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) An individual's risk for stress-related disorders may be determined by his or her father's life exposure to stress, according to a new study. Most of the ... Read more...

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Mum’s stress in pregnancy ‘puts female offspring at obesity risk’


April 13th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A mother's nutritional or psychological stress during pregnancy and breast-feeding may prompt changes in her infant's genes that increase the child's risk of obesity later in life, according ... Read more...

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Test-tube sperm promises cure to male infertility


March 25th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Scientists have succeeded in growing sperm in test tube for the first time, potentially opening the way to curing male infertility, and young boys undergoing chemotherapy ... 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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Daughters of obese fathers ‘more likely to develop diabetes-like disease’


October 21st, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese fathers may be putting their daughters at risk for diabetes-like diseases.'Epigenetic' chemical tweaks to the genes alter how they are expressed ... Read more...

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Meryl Streep, Tina Fey to act in ‘Mommy & Me’


July 30th, 2010 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Actresses Meryl Streep and Tina Fey have been roped in to play mother and daughter in a new comedy film titled "Mommy & Me". To be directed by ... Read more...

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Differences in disease risk for men and women start in the womb


May 7th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Disease risk in later life differs for women and men and now scientists have shown that this may start in the womb.Pregnancy places competing demands on a mother's ... Read more...

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BPA exposure may lead to fertility problems in female offspring


February 26th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy leads to epigenetic changes that may cause permanent reproduction problems for female offspring, a new study in mice has found.BPA, a ... Read more...

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Promiscuous females can help save the human race


February 26th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 26 (ANI): Women who sleep around could stop humans from becoming extinct, that's the conclusion of a new study.The new research by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool has been ... 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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Big, heavy male mountain goats sire small, less fit daughters


November 18th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): While female mountain goats prefer to pick up larger and stronger mates in order to have healthier offspring, they are likely to sire daughters who are small and ... Read more...

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MJ’s daughter my child: Actor Mark Lester


August 10th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 10 (IBNS) Former British child star Mark Lester said he gave sperm to Michael Jackson, adding he believed that MJ’s daughter Paris was his female offspring.The 51-year-old told newspersons that ... Read more...

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Mothers’ exposure to plastic cans, bottles may cause fertility defect in offspring


June 11th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Mothers' exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is found in plastic household items like plastic cans and bottles, may make their offspring prone to a fertility ... Read more...

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Trauma prior to pregnancy affects offspring’s behaviour


May 13th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Trauma experienced by a mother before pregnancy will influence her offspring's behaviour, according to a study.The study was conducted on rats at the University of Haifa."The findings show ... Read more...

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Personality traits reinforce longevity in families of centenarians


April 4th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Longevity tends to run in families and is reinforced by specific personality traits among children of centenarians. Studies of such offsprings showed that their mortality is 120 percent ... Read more...

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Centenarians’ offspring show personality traits linked with healthy ageing, longevity


April 4th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that the children of centenarians generally possess certain personality traits that are associated with healthy ageing and longevity.Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) ... Read more...

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Why don’t animals seem to favour sex change?


February 4th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 4 (IANS) The sex of humans and animals remains unchanged - but some species do switch genders, in a phenomenon called sequential hermaphroditism. It occurs naturally from plants to fishes. ... Read more...

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Eating eggs during pregnancy affects breast cancer outcomes in offspring


December 2nd, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Consuming cholinea nutrient found in eggs and other foodsduring pregnancy can significantly affect breast cancer outcomes for a mother''s offspring, says a new study.The article in the ... Read more...

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Junk food during pregnancy can harm unborn baby: study


July 1st, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Smoking and drinking in pregnancy are known to harm the baby, but new research indicates that junk food may also sow the seeds of heart disease and diabetes ... Read more...

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Junk food diet during pregnancy may harm your babys health


July 1st, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Eating a poor diet when pregnant may cause long-lasting, irreversible damage - from heart disease to diabetes - in offspring, finds a new study in mice.During the ... Read more...

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Diet before pregnancy may determine babys gender


June 9th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington June 9 (ANI): Diet prior to pregnancy may determine the gender of the offspring, a new study has found.The study, on sheep, led by R Michael Roberts from the Division ... Read more...

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Environmental toxins may impact fertility of grandkids as well


May 26th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how environmental toxicants can have significant impact on fertility.The study led by Rebecca M. Steinberg and colleagues provide evidence that ... Read more...

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Shorter women live longer, it’s in their genes


March 5th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Nature rewards shorter women with extra long lives, according to a new study. Mutations in genes governing an important cell-signalling pathway influence human longevity, according to researchers at ... Read more...

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Scientific breakthrough could make drugs cheaper, more accessible


February 1st, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Researchers at University of Pennsylvania have used gene therapy to reduce the time taken in breeding large animals that can produce therapeutic proteins in their milk, such as ... Read more...

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Chemical found in household fittings may affect breast development


December 6th, 2007 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): A chemical found in household fittings has been found to affect breast development in rats in a new study. The study, conducted by Jose Russo and co-workers from the ... Read more...

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Pregnant mums smoking may decrease daughters fertility


November 22nd, 2007 - 12:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Pregnant women have been given yet another reason to kick the butt with researchers finding that it might decrease their daughters fertility.The study, by researchers at University of ... Read more...

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Toads jump on to the cross mating bandwagon


November 14th, 2007 - 10:24 am ICT by admin
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Invading animals disrupt nature’s balance


November 14th, 2007 - 10:24 am ICT by admin
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