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Researchers create first 3-D mathematical model of uterine contractions
Although researchers have been seeking the origins of preterm birth for many years, the causes are still relatively unknown. View News Article (2016-06-01)

"Live fast, die young" applies to forests, too.
Forests provide humans with economically important and often irreplaceable products and services, and affect global climate by acting as sources and sinks of heat-trapping carbon dioxide. Yet the possible responses of forests to ongoing environmental changes are poorly understood. In the most recent issue of Ecology Letters, Stephenson and van Mantgem show that birth and death rates of trees vary... View News Article (2005-04-19)

Rewind, please: Nature paper shows that cell division is reversible
Gary J. Gorbsky, Ph.D., a scientist with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, has found a way to reverse the process of cell division. View News Article (2006-04-13)

'Coaching' in labor makes little difference, UT Southwestern researchers say
When a woman is giving birth, having a "coach" tell her to push during contractions makes almost no difference in shortening labor, and may actually increase her risk of subsequent problems with her bladder, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. View News Article (2005-12-30)

Typical pregnancy is now only 39 weeks
The most common length of pregnancy in the United States is now 39 weeks, a week shorter than the traditional definition of a full-term pregnancy. View News Article (2006-03-23)

First-borns get more quality time with parents, study shows
Using data from the American Time Use Survey, Joseph Price, a graduate student in economics at Cornell, found that a first-born child receives 20-30 more minutes of quality time each day with a parent than a second-born child of the same age from a similar family. View News Article (2006-12-27)

Fertility drugs given 'all-clear' in new study
Concerns about the use of letrozole, an easy-to-use and inexpensive drug for the treatment of infertility, appear to be unfounded. View News Article (2006-04-24)

Early origins of obesity: programming the appetite regulatory system
An article in The Journal of Physiology presents important research showing that events before birth can permanently change patterns of appetite and fat deposition in child and adult life. View News Article (2005-05-12)

Cannabis Hampers Baby Growth
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found that pregnant women who frequently use cannabis during their pregnancy may affect the growth of their unborn child. With the recent change in status of cannabis from a class A to class B drug, it is important to assess whether it is entirely safe for use during pregnancy. A marker which often indicates an effect on the unborn child is the baby`s... View News Article (2002-01-07)

Cerebellum found to be important in cognition and behavior
Premature babies with cerebellar damage have wide-ranging developmental delay. View News Article (2005-10-03)

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