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Why all the COVID-induced blood clots, strokes and heart attacks? The coronavirus may be a blood vessel disease rather than a respiratory affliction

Medium | 
In April, blood clots emerged as one of the many mysterious symptoms attributed to Covid-19, a disease that had initially ...
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Why it may not be ‘screen time’ that’s stunting development of kids’ brains

Medium | 
A new study links young children’s screen time with changes in the brain and slower language development. But parents, before ...
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Mental health apps are reading your texts—some of them are selling your data, raising privacy concerns

An app for monitoring people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia is so precise it can track when a patient steps ...
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AI’s surprising development of ‘number sense’ mimics that of human babies

Training software that emulates brain networks to identify dog breeds or sports equipment is by now old news. But getting ...
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Women’s fertility is a ‘black box’. This biotech company wants to help crack it open

OneZero | 
Fertility is like most aspects of medicine — it’s rarely discussed until a problem arises. But as women wait longer to start ...
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Vulnerability to mental illness may have given humans an evolutionary advantage

Scientific American | 
Nearly one in five Americans currently suffers from a mental illness, and roughly half of us will be diagnosed with ...
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Solitary confinement may cause ‘irreversible’ damage to the brain

Scientific American | 
There are an estimated 80,000 people, mostly men, in solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. They are confined to windowless cells ...

Brains of fetuses could suffer from exposure to marijuana

Scientific American | 
Marijuana has been legalized in some capacity in 31 U.S. states, in large part due to a softening stance around ...

Autism linked to electrical firing of neurons, neuron-controlled brain size

Researchers at UC San Francisco have developed a new genetic model of autism, using neurons created in the lab from ...

‘Dark genome’ could yield answers to complex genetic diseases

Phys Org | 
The mysterious majority – as much as 98 percent – of our DNA do not code for proteins. Much of ...
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