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In Teen Pregnancy, Added Sugar Boosts Fat in Fetus

In Teen Pregnancy, Added Sugar Boosts Fat in Fetus

A recent study shows that the amount of added sugar teen mothers consume during pregnancy affects the body composition of their babies. Previous research suggests that this could lead to long-term health problems like obesity, hypertension and diabetes.  

12/22/2014
Low-levels of BPA Change Developing Brains

Low-levels of BPA Change Developing Brains

Researchers found that exposing very young mouse pups to low levels of bishphenol-A or BPA, a chemical compound that gives plastics their sturdy nature, can impair their brains’ adaptability. 

12/8/2014
A New Powerful Platform to Study the Human Brain

A New Powerful Platform to Study the Human Brain

New research shows how scientists were able to create a new animal model that is transforming our understanding of the biology of the human brain and creating new ways to study neurological disorders.

12/5/2014
Blows to Head Can Lead to Dirty Brains

Blows to Head Can Lead to Dirty Brains

It the latest of a series of studies that are fundamentally changing the way scientists look at neurological disorders, new research shows that traumatic brain injury impairs the brain’s ability to clear waste, leading to the toxic accumulation of proteins and, ultimately, dementia.

12/2/2014
UR, Cornell Team Up to Study Inflammation

UR, Cornell Team Up to Study Inflammation

Researchers from the University of Rochester are teaming up with scientists from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University to study Inflammation, which plays a role in nine of the top 10 causes of death worldwide.

11/20/2014