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3-D mapping babies' brains

During the third trimester, a baby's brain undergoes rapid development in utero. The cerebral cortex dramatically expands its surface area and begins to fold. Previous work suggests that this quick and very vital growth is ...

Mar 09, 2018
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Toxic proteins and type 2 diabetes

Nearly a half-billion people worldwide live with type 2 diabetes. Yet despite the disease's sizeable and increasing impact, its precise causes remain murky. Current scientific thinking points to two key processes: insulin ...

Mar 09, 2018
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Blood samples can reveal chewable tobacco use

People who use moist snuff snus have significantly higher levels of the protein cornulin in their blood than non-snusers. This previously unknown relationship was found in a new study from Umeå University, Sweden. Whether ...

Mar 09, 2018
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