Is Your Kid One of These 5 Types of Picky Eaters?

Ensuring your child eats the right, nutritious foods to support their healthy development is challenging enough. But throw a tricky eating habit into the mix? In the words of Prince William, “If you put something on the table [the kids] don’t want to do, that’s another ballgame.” Mealtimes with picky-eater kids can be beyond stressful. Research published in Eating Behaviors […]

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Breaking the dogma: Key cell death regulator has more than one way to get the job done

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have discovered a new way that the molecule RIPK1 leads to cell death in infected, damaged or unwanted cells showing that more than one mechanism can trigger the process. The findings appeared online today in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. “Our findings break the existing dogma that RIPK1 kinase activity is required for […]

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As heat strikes, here’s one way to help fight disease-carrying and nuisance mosquitoes

Mosquito-borne disease is a concern for health authorities around Australia. Each year, thousands fall ill to Ross River virus disease caused by mosquito bites. Tracking mosquito populations can help us respond to these threats, and new research suggests citizen scientists may be the key to doing this more effectively. Health authorities coordinate the surveillance of mosquitoes and their pathogens. These […]

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Researchers identify one driver of melanoma spread

Using a small noncoding RNA, microRNA 211, and tools that track the stability and decay of the protein-coding and noncoding RNAs in lab-grown melanoma cells, a team led by a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researcher identified highly unstable RNA molecules in human melanomas, including a novel miR-211 target gene DUSP3. Ranjan J. Perera, Ph.D., associate professor of oncology at […]

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No One Rocks a Princess Dress Like Chrissy Teigen's Daughter Luna: Pics

Goals! Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s daughter, Luna, loves a good princess dress and adorably rocks them on the regular. Luna’s passion for royal fashion all started with her first Halloween. The little one, who arrived in April 2016, rocked more than a handful of costumes her first time celebrating the holiday. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model kicked the spooky day […]

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No One Rocks a Princess Dress Like Chrissy Teigen's Daughter Luna: Pics

Goals! Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s daughter, Luna, loves a good princess dress and adorably rocks them on the regular. Luna’s passion for royal fashion all started with her first Halloween. The little one, who arrived in April 2016, rocked more than a handful of costumes her first time celebrating the holiday. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model kicked the spooky day […]

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Could prosthetic limbs one day be controlled by human thought?

For almost two decades, Stanford electrical engineering professor Krishna Shenoy and neuroscientists in his Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory have been working on implantable brain sensors that allow them to record and decipher the electrical activity of neurons that control body movement. The long-term goal: to build prosthetics that amputees and those with paralysis can control with their thoughts. Currently, the […]

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One in seven babies born with low birthweight: study

More than 20 million newborns in 2015—one in seven—came into the world weighing too little, according to a global assessment of birthweight, published Thursday. Over 90 percent of babies tipping the scale at less than 2.5 kilos (5.5 pounds) when born were in low- and middle-income countries, researchers reported in The Lancet Global Health. Worldwide, just under 15 percent of […]

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