Living at higher altitudes associated with higher levels of child stunting

Residing at higher altitude is associated with greater rates of stunting, even for children living in “ideal-home environments” according to a new study from researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Addis Ababa University. The study provides new insight in the relationship between altitude and undernutrition and the additional efforts needed to […]

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New treatment developed shows success in high-risk solid tumors

Despite intensive treatment, high-risk solid tumors like neuroblastoma, Ewing sarcoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma are challenging to cure because the disease in those high-risk patients does not respond to therapy. Conventional chemotherapy given by vein or by mouth delivers only a small amount of the drugs to the tumor, which not only renders the treatment ineffective but […]

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Researchers provide insights into new form of dementia

Working with their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that they can differentiate between subtypes of dementia inducing brain disease. “For the first time we created criteria that could differentiate between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and a common Alzheimer’s ‘mimic’ called LATE disease,” explained Dr. Peter Nelson of […]

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Social media information can predict a wide range of personality traits and attributes

Principle Investigator Haruno Masahiko and Dr. Mori Kazuma at the Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, report the use of machine learning to analyze behavior on Twitter and predict a wide range of personality traits and attributes such as intelligence and extraversion. Specifically, the study uses […]

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