Understanding and Optimizing Human Development: From Cells to Patients to Populations

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This collection from the September 2003 symposium highlights the contributions made by NICHD-supported researchers in the clinical sciences, gene expression, growth and development, cell biology, neurobiology, social and behavioral sciences, and reproductive biology. Topics of the 26 papers include an update on congenital adrenal hyperplasia, the developmental biology of Zebrafish, and lessons from the technology of skill formation. No subject index is provided. Annotation ©2005...
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This collection from the September 2003 symposium highlights the contributions made by NICHD-supported researchers in the clinical sciences, gene expression, growth and development, cell biology, neurobiology, social and behavioral sciences, and reproductive biology. Topics of the 26 papers include an update on congenital adrenal hyperplasia, the developmental biology of Zebrafish, and lessons from the technology of skill formation. No subject index is provided. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Letter from the program
Preface
In memoriam : Celso-Ramon Garcia
In memoriam : Edward B. Lewis
History of intramural clinical research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) 1
Mutations in the synthesis and action of estrogen : the critical role in the male of estrogen on pubertal growth, skeletal maturation, and bone mass 7
An update of congenital adrenal hyperplasia 14
Genetic causes of mental retardation 44
Future vaccine development at NICHD 49
Study of translational control of eukaryotic gene expression using yeast 60
The formins : connecting embryonic pattern formation and hypofertility in the mouse 75
Results of a search for the mechanisms of steroid receptor regulation of gene expression 80
Developmental biology of zebrafish 88
Developmental genetics of Drosophila 94
Origins of growth factors : NGF and EGF 98
Insights into the biogenesis of lysosome-related organelles from the study of the Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 103
Dynamics of secretory membrane trafficking 115
Structure and function of glutamate receptors 125
Neuroendocrine basis of human disease 131
Role of growth factors in the nervous system 138
Activins and inhibins and their signaling 142
Neurobiology of rehabilitation 148
Temperament and early experience form social behavior 171
Lessons from the technology of skill formation 179
Economic approaches to understanding families 201
Social and economic aspects of immigration 206
Social change and the American family 213
Development of the home pregnancy test 220
Development of the pill 223
Factors influencing perinatal outcomes 227
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