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Boost in infant genetics research could change lives, say researchers

Investment in research into genetics could dramatically improve educational policies and understanding of parenting in ways that could help all children, according to a new paper led by the University of Surrey. In a paper published in Nature Genetics, researchers describe a range of evidence demonstrating that genetics play a role in influencing infant development. […]

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Large study confirms: Siblings of autistic children have 20% chance of autism

Siblings of autistic children have a 20% chance of being autistic themselves — about seven times higher than the rate in infants with no autistic siblings. That’s the key finding of a new paper by UC Davis MIND Institute researcher Sally Ozonoff and the Baby Siblings Research Consortium. The consortium is a collection of more

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Health Care Should Be Designed for the Extremes of Life

“The adoption of new ideas and the pace of change in health care can lag behind other innovations that consumers experience every day,” says Yves Behar, an industrial designer and founder of design firm fuseproject. People, Behar continues, become frustrated when they contrast their experience in clinics and hospitals versus, for instance, the consumer experience

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New deep-learning model outperforms Google AI system in predicting peptide structures

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a deep-learning model, called PepFlow, that can predict all possible shapes of peptides — chains of amino acids that are shorter than proteins, but perform similar biological functions. PepFlow combines machine learning and physics to model the range of folding patterns that a peptide can assume based

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Emotional overeating fed by temperament, caregivers’ reactions to children’s emotions

Managing a fussy infant or a determined toddler can be a daily test of patience and endurance for parents and caregivers. New research on the origins of emotional overeating in 3-year-olds suggests that how caregivers respond to infants’ and toddlers’ negative emotions such as disappointment, fear and anger influences the children’s development of emotional overeating.

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