A step toward better understanding brain anatomy of autism spectrum disorder

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often lumped into a single catch-all group, despite significant differences in symptom profile and severity. Further muddying the waters when trying to understand and treat ASD, many previous studies show significant variability in findings. A new study, led by researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and the…

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2019 Andrew Sabin Family Fellows share passion for making cancer history

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has named eight researchers to the fourth annual class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows. Each researcher will receive $100,000 in funding over two years thanks to a $30 million endowment established by the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, based in East Hampton, New York. At a luncheon today,…

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VA researchers develop biomarkers, blood test that shows MS patients in relapse

IMAGE: A laboratory technician waits for a vial to fill with blood from a patient. view more  Dr. Horea Rus is an expert in diagnosing and treating patients with multiple sclerosis, and his research laboratory at the University of Maryland is producing new tools for treating the disease that attacks the central nervous system. On Tuesday,…

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PSU researcher investigates how hospitals can better support parents in the NICU

Thirteen years ago, Susanne Klawetter gave birth to triplets. They required a stay in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Stays like Klawetter’s are relatively common: about 10 percent of all babies born nationwide will require care in a NICU, according to the National Institutes of Health. The experience is traumatic and can have negative,…

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Why creative experts may be better at imagining the future

IMAGE: Results from Study 2. (A) Creative experts and controls are matched on self-reported career success. Relative to controls, creative experts demonstrate greater (B) subjective distal simulation vividness and (C) objective… view more  Credit: Chart provided by Meghan Meyer Humans use imagination a lot, whether it be thinking about what’s for dinner later tonight or trying…

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Medical News Today: What to know about excessive burping

There is no single definition of excessive burping, but if a person thinks that they are burping far more than usual, they might feel as though they are burping excessively. A burp is a normal bodily function that occurs when the body releases excess air from the digestive tract through the mouth. The air typically…

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It Takes a Printer …

Homes Made to Order The San Francisco designer Yves Béhar has been using 3-D printing technology since the 1990s. So he’s not as surprised as perhaps the rest of us would be to learn that soon you’ll be able to 3-D print not only a house but an entire village. Mr. Béhar’s firm, Fuseproject, teamed…

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Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Tied to Brain Benefits in Baby

Eating nuts during pregnancy may lead to improved cognitive ability in children, Spanish researchers report. Their study, in the European Journal of Epidemiology, included 2,208 children. Mothers filled out food questionnaires during the first and third trimesters of pregnancy, and researchers administered tests of motor and intellectual ability when the children were 1 and a…

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New Leadership for New York’s Design Festival

In January, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, N.Y.C.E.D.C., announced it would turn over operations of New York’s design week organization, NYCxDesign, to Sandow in 2020 through a multiyear, renewable contract. Sandow, a media company and consultancy, owns the design magazines Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, and Galerie, and the materials research library,…

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