News tagged with offspring
A study by Stephanie Cosentino, Ph.D., of Columbia University, New York, and colleagues examines the relationship between families with exceptional longevity and cognitive impairment consistent with Alzheimer disease.
Neuroscience May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The mammalian placenta is more than just a filter through which nutrition and oxygen are passed from a mother to her unborn child. According to a new study by a research group from the University of Pennsylvania School of ...
Medical research Mar 04, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) reveals that sons of male rats exposed to cocaine are resistant to the rewarding effects of the drug, ...
Neuroscience Dec 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
French researchers on Tuesday dealt a blow to folklore that says mothers are better than fathers in recognising their baby's cry.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
New research reveals a potential way for how parents' experiences could be passed to their offspring's genes. The research was published today, 25 January, in the journal Science.
Genetics Jan 24, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 4 |
An Australia-led study has identified a gene associated with a common form of epilepsy which could lead to earlier diagnosis, a researcher said Tuesday.
Genetics Apr 02, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of offspring, potentially leading to hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers have determined.
Health Mar 15, 2012 | 3.2 / 5 (13) | 22 |
(Medical Xpress) -- For many years, most of the studies done to see what effects cancer treatment has on the offspring of survivors, has involved radiation. This is because radiation is known to cause mutations in cells. ...
Medical research Jan 31, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
In an experiment carried out with rats at EPFL, it was observed that aggressive behavior passed from one generation to the other, even without any contact between the parent and its offspring. Researchers ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 4 |
Are fathers wired to provide offspring care? Testosterone drops steeply after baby arrives, study confirms
A new Northwestern University study provides compelling evidence that human males are biologically wired to care for their offspring, conclusively showing for the first time that fatherhood lowers a man's testosterone levels.
Medical research Sep 12, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Sons of male mice exposed to prenatal stress are more sensitive to stress as adults, according to a study in the August 17 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. These findings suggest experiences in the womb can lead to ind ...
Neuroscience Aug 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found clues to the functioning of an important damage response protein in cells. The protein, p53, can cause cells to stop dividing or even to commit suicide when ...
Genetics Jun 30, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1 |
A new study has looked into how our psychology concerning war and conflict may have been shaped by our evolutionary past.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 24, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 7
(HealthDay)—Maternal alcohol-use disorder increases the risk of both sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and non-SIDS-related infant mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in Pediatrics.
Pediatrics Feb 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that show that short therapy with the anti-diabetic medication ...
Health Feb 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
In biology, offspring is the product of reproduction, a new organism produced by one or more parents.
Collective offspring may be known as a brood or progeny in a more general way. This can refer to a set of simultaneous offspring, such as the chicks hatched from one clutch of eggs, or to all the offspring, as with the honeybee.
Human offspring (descendants) are referred to as children (without reference to age, thus one can refer to a parent's "minor children" or "adult children"); male children are sons and female children are daughters. See kinship and descent.
The word "fetus" is derived from the Latin word for "offspring." In humans, the fetal stage begins eight weeks after conception, when all of the major organs have been formed.
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