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Baby on Board

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2017

Many scientific conferences offer child care options that allow researchers to bring their families along for the trip.

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Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate

By Jef Akst | March 27, 2014

A constitutional court upholds the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and more.


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Medical Marijuana for Kids?

By Aimee Swartz | July 17, 2013

The drug has brought relief to children suffering from cancer and other serious ailments, but getting access is often limited by considerable regulatory hurdles.


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Neglected Babies Develop Less Myelin

By Edyta Zielinska | September 17, 2012

Mice raised in isolation from their mothers developed cognitive deficits similar to those of babies raised in orphanages where physical contact is infrequent.


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In Times of Trouble

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2012

Scientists share their experiences weathering extremely stressful events without letting their careers get completely derailed.


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Epigenetic Effects of Childhood

By Cristina Luiggi | October 21, 2011

Living conditions in early life can have lasting, widespread effects on DNA methylation.


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The Ups and Downs of Fatherhood

By Cristina Luiggi | September 13, 2011

Caring for a child can suppress testosterone levels in men.


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Taking Time for Baby

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2011

Having a child changes everything. But it doesn’t necessarily have to disrupt your research while you’re out on leave.


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