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Genetic Profile Could Predict Chance of Type 2 Diabetes in Women With Gestational Diabetes
News   Feb 14, 2020

Women who go on to develop type 2 diabetes after having gestational, or pregnancy-related, diabetes are more likely to have particular genetic profiles, suggests an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

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Struggling To Sleep? Just Smell Your Partner's Clothes
News   Feb 14, 2020

The scent of a romantic partner can improve sleep, suggests new psychology research from the University of British Columbia.

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Millions of Methane Hotspots Detected in Arctic
News   Feb 14, 2020

Scientists used planes equipped with an airborne visible infrared imaging spectrometer to fly over 20,000 square miles of the Arctic landscape in the hope of detecting potentially harmful methane hotspots. The instrument did not disappoint.

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Can We Make AI Sustainable?
News   Feb 14, 2020

A research group has developed a new computing circuit that can execute advanced operations, typical of neural networks for artificial intelligence, in one single operation. The circuit paves the way for a new generation of artificial intelligence computing accelerators that are more energy efficient and more sustainable on a global scale.

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Unusually Large Viruses Found in Unexpected Places
News   Feb 14, 2020

Scientists have discovered hundreds of unusually large, bacteria-killing viruses with a complexity normally associated with living organisms.

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Acid Reflux Drug Could Curb Premature Birth
News   Feb 14, 2020

An over-the-counter acid reflux drug called "lansoprazole" that is often taken by pregnant women could be a promising therapy to reduce preterm birth, according to a new study.

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Multi-center Study Explores Schizophrenia-linked Condition
News   Feb 14, 2020

A large-scale, multi-center study has provided insights into brain changes in those with a rare genetic disorder associated with schizophrenia.

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Poop Analysis Suggests Pets Are Exposed to Harmful Chemicals
News   Feb 14, 2020

Cats and dogs excrete some harmful PFAS in their feces at levels that suggest exposures above the minimum risk level, which could also have implications for the pets’ owners.

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Study Highlights Link Between Nutrition and Psychological Wellbeing
News   Feb 14, 2020

A new study has found that that risk of malnourishment is linked to psychological distress among Canadians aged 45 years and older.

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Molecular Roadmap Fuels Fight Against Endometrial Cancer
News   Feb 14, 2020

Dozens of molecular steps that bring about endometrial cancer have been analyzed, helping form a clearer "molecular roadmap" of events that fuel the disease.

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