This month's special issue of the journal Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, recognizes its Young Innovators Award winners. Two of the small group of honorees are from UD and have new research featured in the publication.
After studying the sleep habits of children from ages five to nine, researchers found that when mothers reported less flexibility in their work schedules, their children got less sleep. When they gained flexibility in their work schedules, their children slept more.
Physical exercise can reduce the risk factors of type two diabetes and cardiovascular disease even in children, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. In a two-year follow-up of primary school children, sedentary behavior increased the accumulation of risk factors, whereas increasing the amount of vigorous exercise reduced it. This is one of the first follow-up studies to reliably demonstrate these associations in children.
The consensus among medical professionals is that the flu shot is safe and is the most effective tool we have in preventing the flu, but a new national survey by Orlando Health finds that a shocking number of parents are still skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of the flu shot.
A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans, according to research led by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and Children's National Health System.
In an investigation of head impact burden and change in neurocognitive function during a season of youth football, researchers find that sub-concussive impacts are not correlated with worsening performance in neurocognitive function.
One in 25 parents had postponed a vaccine due to their child's fear of doctor visits and one in five said it was hard to concentrate on what the doctor or nurse was saying because their young child was so upset.
After interviewing both teens and parents, Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have identified strategies to help teens with type 1 diabetes who have hypertension (high blood pressure) or dyslipidemia (unhealthy levels of cholesterol or triglycerides), They offer realistic and specific guidance on steps both parents and healthcare providers can use.
New research published in Nature Communications from scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U), in collaboration with the Stanford University School of Medicine, shows a specific protein regulates both the initiation of cancer spreading and the self-renewal of cancer cells in medulloblastoma, a type of pediatric brain cancer.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have identified a molecule that plays a key role in bacterial communication and infection. Their findings add a new word to pneumococcus' molecular dictionary and may lead to novel ways to manipulate the bacteria and prevent infection. The findings are published in the Oct. 11 issue of PLOS Pathogens.