Archive: 08/4/2011

Mutation linked with the absence of fingerprints

Scientists have identified a mutation that might underlie an extremely rare condition, called "adermatoglyphia," which causes people to be born without any fingerprints. The research, published by Cell Press online August ...

Aug 04, 2011
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The brain grows while the body starves

When developing babies are growth restricted in the womb, they are typically born with heads that are large relative to their bodies. The growing brain is protected at the expense of other, less critical organs. Now, researchers ...

Aug 04, 2011
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Childhood illness linked to less career success

Child illness is closely linked to your future health and career prospects, a new study suggests. Researchers, funded partly by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the British Heart Foundation (BHF), found that people ...

Aug 04, 2011
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