Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 01, 2015
Leakey grant to assist UT Arlington anthropologist's research in South Africa
University of Texas at Arlington anthropologist Naomi Cleghorn has been awarded a grant from the prestigious Leakey Foundation that will enable her to research early humans in South Africa.

Impact of probiotics on metabolic health in women with gestational diabetes
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m.

Fetal decent and maternal feedback substantially shortens second stage labor
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m.

Improving health before pregnancy could be key to the prevention of childhood obesity
A new study from the University of Southampton adds to a growing body of evidence that links a child's early environment before and soon after birth to their chance of becoming obese later in life.

STAN as an adjunct to intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring did not improve perinatal outcomes
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral plenary session at 8 a.m.

Cyanobacterium found in algae collection holds promise for biotech applications
Cyanobacteria are attractive organisms for the bio-production of fuels, chemicals and drugs but have the drawback that most strains in common use grow slowly.

Low birth weight and preeclampsia tend to reoccur in the next generation
In a study to be presented on Feb. 6 in an oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m.

'Live fast, die young' galaxies lose the gas that keeps them alive
Galaxies can die early because the gas they need to make new stars is suddenly ejected, research published today suggests.

Fewer viral relics may be due to a less bloody evolutionary history
Humans have fewer remnants of viral DNA in their genes compared to other mammals, a new study has found.

Pregnancy associated hypertension associated with an increased frequency of subsequent hypertension and metabolic syndrome
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral concurrent session at 2:45 p.m.

Illusion aids understanding of autism
New research could lead to a better understanding of how the brain works in people with autism.

The effect of expanded midwifery on cesarean delivery
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral plenary session at 8 a.m.

Effect of maternal glycemia on childhood obesity and metabolic dysfunction
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m.

Abnormalities in pregnancies with failures for noninvasive prenatal testing
In a study to be presented on Feb. 6 in an oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m.
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