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Genes leave some kids prone to weakness in wrist bones

Pediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for fractures in children. Children who have those genetic variants may be at higher-than-average risk of wrist ...

Jun 29, 2015
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How a newborn baby sees you

A newborn infant can see its parents' expressions at a distance of 30 cm. For the first time researchers have managed to reconstruct infants visual perception of the world.

Jun 29, 2015
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Turning the tables on cancer

In the spring of 2012, Tom Stutz was a man without a future. Just getting through the day took all of his energy and determination.

Jun 29, 2015
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More secondary schooling reduces HIV risk

Longer secondary schooling substantially reduces the risk of HIV infection—especially for girls—and could be a very cost-effective way to halt the spread of the virus, according to researchers from Harvard ...

Jun 29, 2015
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Key protein may affect risk of stroke

Studies on mice reveal that a special protein in the brain's tiniest blood vessels may affect the risk of stroke. Peter Carlsson, professor in genetics at the University of Gothenburg, and his research team ...

Jun 26, 2015
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