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Stem cells reproduce the beginnings of the placenta

The Yasuhiro Takashima lab shows that naïve iPS cells can be induced to form all the stages that mimic early placenta development in humans. Gynecologist Shingo Io knows that during

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Using AI to safely add people with red flags to clinical trials

A team of researchers from Stanford University working with biotechnology corporation Genentech, has developed an artificial-intelligence based system that can safely add clinical trial participants that may have previously been

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Youth who are physically active less vulnerable to depression

Most young people between the ages of 11 and 14 are generally doing well. Some, however, struggle with mental health problems, for which physical activity could be a help. “Children

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Researchers call for clearer disclosures about added sugars, diet sweeteners and percent juice on product packages

Current labeling regulations and practices fail to give parents and caregivers adequate information, and likely contribute to widespread consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks by young children, according to a new paper

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Women more prone to concussion’s long-term harms, study shows

After a concussion, women may be at heightened risk of lasting physical and mental symptoms, a new study finds. The study of 2,000 concussion sufferers found that women were more

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‘Heart-in-a-box’ can be lifesaving, matching up distant donors with patients

A few days after his 74th birthday, Don Stivers received his dream gift—a new heart. “I was born with a very lousy heart,” he explained. “Growing up, I decided I

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Mutations in overlooked DNA could have profound impact on survival for bowel cancer patients

Mutations in the DNA of the cell’s energy ‘factories’ increases the chances of survival for people with bowel cancer, according to a study published today in Nature Metabolism. Scientists funded

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