Medical News Today: Why your household dust could fuel the growth of fat cells

Researchers have found that the dust in our households may harbor numerous chemicals that may accelerate the development of fat cells, potentially contributing to obesity. The dust in your house may contain harmful chemicals. In recent years, researchers and international policymakers have expressed concerns about the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, a class of substances that…

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Artificial intelligence identifies key patterns from video footage of infant movements

VIDEO: This video was created automatically using the novel pose estimation method. A quantitative analysis of movements is directly accessible from the trajectories of the different body parts in this stickman. view more  Subtle characteristics in the spontaneous movement of very young babies may reveal clinically important aspects of their neurodevelopment. Visual assessment of typical movement…

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Rice cultivation: Balance of phosphorus and nitrogen determines growth and yield

In the future, a newly discovered mechanism in control of plant nutrition could help to achieve higher harvests in a sustainable way. Scientists from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China) discovered this mechanism in their research on Asian rice in collaboration with Professor Dr Stanislav Kopriva from the…

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