News tagged with development

Premature birth alters brain connections

Premature birth can alter the connectivity between key areas of the brain, according to a new study led by King's College London. The findings should help researchers to better understand why premature birth ...

May 04, 2015
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Joint search for new antibiotics

The WHO has identified antibiotic resistance as one of the three biggest threats to human health. Without new antibiotics, we risk returning to a situation in which every infection is life-threatening. The ...

Apr 28, 2015
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Social exchange can amplify subjective fears

The world is a risky place. But our subjective fears and anxieties are often at odds with the evidence. New findings by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Konstanz show that subjective fears about potential risks may be amplified in social exchange. The ...

Apr 22, 2015
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Have we achieved the millennium development goals?

As the deadline for the millennium development goals approaches, experts writing in The BMJ this week take stock of the successes, failures, and oversights, and look ahead to the next phase - the sustainable development goals. ...

Apr 21, 2015
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