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Mobile technology and child and adolescent development

A new special section of Child Development shows how particularly diverse the use of mobile technology is among children and adolescents, and points to great complexity in the effects of that usage. ..

BIOENGINEERING

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Mice born from ‘tricked’ eggs

Eggs can be ‘tricked’ into developing into an embryo without fertilisation, but the resulting embryos, called parthenogenotes, die after a few days because key developmental processes requiring input ..

UCLA researchers use stem cells to grow 3-D lung-in-a-dish

Credits: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center 3-D bioengineered lung-like tissue (left) resembles adult human lung (right).By coating tiny gel beads with lung-derived stem cells and then allowing them..

Sixteen MIT grad students named Siebel Scholars for 2017

Sixteen MIT graduate students are among the 2017 cohort of Siebel Foundation Scholars hailing from the world’s top graduate programs in business, bioengineering, computer science, and energy science. ..

NEUROSCIENCE

Redox biomarker could predict progression of epilepsy

Approximately 2.9 million people in the United States suffer from epilepsy, according to the CDC. For patients living with this diagnosis and their doctors it is often difficult to predict the onset o..

Neural membrane’s structural instability may trigger multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is one of the most devastating neurodegenerative diseases. It affects some 2.5 million people worldwide. It has no known cure. Credit: Tel Aviv UniversityUntil now, researchers hav..

HEALTH

AHCA could jeopardize health coverage for young adults, study suggests

As the U.S. Senate takes up the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA), a large study provides evidence that eliminating the individual mandate could jeopardize health care coverage for young adults..

Mobile technology and child and adolescent development

A new special section of Child Development shows how particularly diverse the use of mobile technology is among children and adolescents, and points to great complexity in the effects of that usage. ..

First Nations, Inuit babies hospitalized more often in first year of life

First Nations and Inuit babies were hospitalized much more often in the first year of life compared with non-Indigenous babies, many for preventable illnesses, found a new study of infant hospitalizat..

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