CINCINNATI, OH - Researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found a possible approach to therapy that may make cancer cells more sensitive to attack by immune system cells while making the immune system cells more powerful.
The combination has the potential to treat different types of childhood cancer, including osteosarcoma, leukemia and neuroblastoma, while possibly sparing young patients from more difficult therapies such as stem cell transplant or more toxic chemotherapy.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Although children as young as 5 can be diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), few research studies have looked at treatments specifically geared toward young children with this disorder. Now, a new study from the Bradley Hasbro Childrens Research Center provides some of the first evidence-based data on a successful intervention for early childhood OCD.
Studies with non-human primates have made major contributions to our understanding of the brain and will continue to be an important, if small, part of neuroscience research, according to a recent review published in the British medical journal, The Lancet.
Chemicals found in green tea may be able to stave off the cognitive deficits that occur with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a new study published in the second issue for May of the American Thoracic Societys American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Researchers examined the effects green tea polyphenols (GTP), administered through drinking water, on rats who were intermittently deprived of oxygen during 12-hour night cycles, mimicking the intermittent hypoxia (IH) that humans with OSA experience.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 15, 2008) − Teenage girls of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds still experience sexism and sexual harassment but cultural factors may control whether they perceive sexism as an environmental problem or as evidence of their own shortcomings.
Peer relationships are an important part of adolescence for most American adolescents. As teens find their places in the peer system in most high schools, crowds define most students status and reputation. Today, schools and communities are growing more ethnically diverse and types of crowds have expanded to include ethnically oriented groups. A new study finds that ethnic minority teens tend not to hang out with crowds made up of their ethnic peers.
Teenagers today face increasing pressures and demands from school and home. New research has found that stress at home affects adolescents school life, and vice versa. Whats more, that stress lasts for two days and affects academic performance across the high school years.
The research was carried out at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is reported in the May/June 2008 issue of the journal Child Development.
Researchers in Israel have found that teenagers values helped determine whether or not they engaged in violent behavior at school, especially in schools where violence was common.
The researchers are from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The study is published in the May/June 2008 issue of the journal Child Development.
We all know that children who are popular do well socially. A new study has found that teenagers who feel good about themselves and are comfortable with their peers can also be socially successful without being popular in the traditional sense.
These findings come from researchers at the University of Virginia and are published in the May/June 2008 issue of the journal Child Development.