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Elevated Blood Pressure In Youth Linked To Rise In Childhood Obesity

After decades of decline, blood pressure levels in children and adolescents are increasing. Researchers said that each one centimeter increase in waist circumference raised the likelihood of high blood pressure by 10 percent and the likelihood of pre-high blood pressure by five percent. High blood pressure is a major public health problem in adults and a common risk factor for heart attack and...

Gene Expression May Be Altered In Drug Addiction: Mechanism Illuminated

Scientists recently completed a study investigating one of the changes in gene expression that occurs when individuals take addictive drugs. The studies focus on how the primary RNA transcript is processed by splicing to produce a mature transcript. The fidelity of splicing must be maintained since errors may lead to the development of disease.

Implantable Device Designed To Detect, Stop Seizures Under Study

A small device implanted in the skull that detects oncoming seizures, then delivers a brief electrical stimulus to the brain to stop them is under study. Participants have a device implanted in the skull, with up to two wires containing electrodes placed near the seizure focus. A modified laptop computer looks at electrical activity picked up by the neurostimulator, then is used to program the...

Reading Process Is Surprisingly Different That Previously Thought, Technology Shows

Being able to read competently is one of the most important skills we need to function in today's fast-paced society. Analysing the way we read can offer valuable insights into how we process visual information. Scientists have been interested in the movements of our eyes while reading for forty years. However, until now most assumed that when we read both eyes look at the same letter of a word...

The Nation's Weather (AP)

AP - Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop in many parts of the U.S. on Tuesday, as a cold front pushes through the East and...

Mathematics Of Ice To Aid Global Warming Forecasts

Mathematicians have arrived at a new understanding of how salt-saturated ocean water flows through sea ice -- a discovery that promises to improve forecasts of how global warming will affect polar icepacks. Researchers show that brine moving up or down through floating sea ice follows "universal transport properties."