Children’s Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego have produced a single-cell chromatin atlas for the human genome. Chromatin is a complex of DNA and protein found in eukaryotic cells; regions of chromatin at key gene regulatory elements appear in open configurations within certain cell nuclei. Precisely delineating these accessible chromatin regions in cells of different
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Vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been considered to be the most effective way to reduce the mortality and morbidity of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Several vaccine candidates have received approval, while many are still at various stages of clinical trials. One of the most potent vaccines that have
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Young children with a history of eating problems in the first three years of life were more likely to receive low scores on assessments of child development, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The findings suggest that children with multiple eating problems — frequent crying during meals, pushing food
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Thought LeadersDr. Philip LandriganDirectorProgram for Global Public Health In this interview, we speak to Dr. Philip Landrigan about his latest research into air pollution, its devastating effects, and how African countries are in a prime position to take action against it. Please could you introduce yourself and tell us what inspired your latest research into
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Fatty acid uptake produces an epigenetic modification that is required for cancer metastasis, according to a study published in Nature. Inhibiting this epigenetic mechanism — the activity of a methyltransferase called Set1A, a major component of the COMPASS complex — could be key to reducing cancer metastasis according to Ali Shilatifard, PhD, the Robert Francis
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A nutritional supplement popular in the U.S. and added to some types of yogurt, milk and infant formula can significantly improve cognition in severely malnourished children, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers found that when the omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid
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Thought LeadersDr. Tanya AltmannAssistant Clinical ProfessorUCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Dr. Tanya Altmann about her latest partnership with Duracell that is encouraging people to learn about lithium coin battery safety. Please can you tell us about the Power Safely initiative? I’m pleased to have partnered with Duracell for their Power
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Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte’s administration quashed plans for a public service campaign to promote covid-19 vaccinations for eligible teenagers over the summer, a former state health official said. That has caused public health and medical experts to plan their own ad campaigns in anticipation that the administration won’t publicly back shots for kids as young
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In this interview, we spoke to Jonathan Lifshitz, Ph.D. about his latest research into traumatic brain injuries and how they can affect an unborn child’s development.Thought LeadersDr. Jonathan LifshitzDirector Translational Neurotrauma Research Program Please could tell us what inspired your latest research into traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and unborn child development? The awful reality is
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Students who participated in universal school-based depression screening were twice as likely to begin treatment compared to their peers who did not receive this screening, according to a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Dr. Deepa Sekhar, associate professor of pediatrics, who served as principal investigator, said the study provides important insights
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Golisano Children’s Hospital (GCH) Pediatric Practice in Rochester, NY demonstrated success in vaccinating eligible patients as well as their caregivers by offering the vaccine to both during pediatric visits, and provides a model for addressing vaccine hesitancy and barriers, according to an October 8th article published in JAMA Pediatrics’ Viewpoint. The article, “COVID-19 Vaccination for
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Blending experts from molecular genetics, chemistry and health sciences, researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a rapid diagnostic technology that detects SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The new SENSR (sensitive enzymatic nucleic acid sequence reporter), described in a paper published in the journal ACS Sensors, is based on CRISPR gene-editing
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Since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was declared in March 2020, testing for this infection has been a linchpin of efforts to contain virus transmission by isolating confirmed cases and quarantining suspected contacts. A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* explores the success of testing efforts among children and adolescents in Australia,
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