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Dance training: The ultimate way to delay brain decline by combining physical, cognitive, and social engagement

Study: Dancing may offset some effects of aging in the brain (CSU release): “A new study led by a Colorado State University researcher shows…
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Microbial colonizers of Arctic soils are sensitive to future climate change

Ecosystems created by melting glaciers in the Arctic are sensitive to climate change and human activity, new research indicates.

Do smart songbirds always get the girl?

Compelling evidence shows females prefer mates with better cognitive abilities in a number of animals and even humans. For male songbirds, their ability to…
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Technique for ‘three-parent baby’ revealed

Details of a pioneering IVF technique using mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) have been published, giving hope to those families with inheritable mitochondrial disorders that…
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Deep learning algorithm created that could boost drug development

Combining computer science and chemistry, researchers show how an advanced form of machine learning that works off small amounts of data can be used…
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Alcohol abuse even before pregnancy may harm offspring

Mothers who binge drink before they become pregnant may be more likely to have children with high blood sugar and other changes in glucose…
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Where you live could determine risk of heart attack, stroke or dying of heart disease

People living in parts of Ontario with better access to preventive health care had lower rates of cardiac events compared to residents of regions…
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Maternal pertussis vaccination reduces risk for newborns by more than 90 percent

Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91…
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Babies cry most in UK, Canada, Italy, Netherlands

Psychologists have created world’s first universal charts for normal amount of crying in babies during first three months. On average, babies around the world…
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Technology to screen embryos before implantation falls short

Because current methods for assessing the viability of IVF-created embryos are not sufficiently reliable, more research on embryo development is needed, two experts write…
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Pyrethroid pesticide exposure appears to speed puberty in boys

Environmental exposure to common pesticides may cause boys to reach sexual maturity earlier, researchers have found.

Prolonged sleep disturbance can lead to lower bone formation

Insufficient sleep, a common problem that has been linked to chronic disease risk, might also be an unrecognized risk factor for bone loss.

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