Do you hear what I hear?

NEW YORK, NY (May 24, 2019)—A new study by Columbia University researchers found that infants at high risk for autism were less attuned to differences in speech patterns than low-risk infants. The findings suggest that interventions to improve language skills should begin during infancy for those at high risk for autism. The findings were published…

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Insilico to present at the 2019 Innovative China Conference

IMAGE: Alex Zhavoronkov, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine, to present at the 2019 Innovative China Conference on May 27, 2019 in Shenzhen. view more  Credit: Insilico Medicine Friday, May 24, 2019 — Insilico Medicine, a biotech company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, will present its latest results…

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Cancer cells are quick-change artists adapting to their environment

IMAGE: Microscopy image of glioblastoma stem cells growing in different microenvironments. view more  Until now, researchers have assumed that the growth of solid tumors originates from cancer stem cells characterized by specific surface markers, which develop in a fixed, hierarchical order. Accordingly, such cancer stem cells are responsible for tumor progression and produce specific types of…

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Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk

Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman’s risk for developing lymphedema after breast cancer surgery, according to interim results of a study led by Sheila Ridner, PhD, RN, Martha Ingram Professor and director of the PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The multisite international…

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Study analyzes mortality risks among pro athletes

Professional football players appear to have a somewhat elevated risk of death, including higher risk of succumbing to cardiac and neurodegenerative diseases, compared with professional baseball players of similar age, according to new research. The findings raise important questions about sport-specific differences in disease development and the mechanisms that drive the elevated risk. Such mechanisms…

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