Watch: The magic and mystery of conception to birth visualised

Tsiaras reflects on the magic of it all, “It's pretty spectacular… these two simple cells that have this unbelievable machinery that will become the magic of you.” Artist and technologist Alexander Tsiaras explores the unseen human body through his work, “painting” the human anatomy using volume data. Tsiaras, who recently authored From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds and The Architecture and […]

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Daddy's Girl! Rob Kardashian Shares Sweet Photo of 2½-Year-Old Daughter Dream

So dreamy! Proud dad Rob Kardashian shared an adorable new photo of his 2½-year-old daughter Dream Renée on Thursday, showing the toddler drinking a milkshake from Chick-fil-A. Kardashian, 32, left the sweet photo captionless, adding only two smiley-faced emojis. In the photo, Dream appears to be rocking a T-shirt from her cousin Stormi‘s dad Travis Scott‘s Astroworld merch. Want all the latest […]

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Researchers write ABCs of language disorder

While we expect to see scientists publishing in journals aimed at peers, a pair of Western researchers recently targeted a younger audience for their work—a lot younger. Reviewers for their newest scholarly paper, “Developmental Language Disorder: The Childhood Condition We Need to Talk About,” are ages 8, 10 and 13. When not reviewing science papers for Frontiers for Young Minds, […]

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Researchers tie metabolic enzyme to obesity and fatty liver disease

Researchers from Clemson University’s Environmental Toxicology Program have published research connecting an enzyme associated with detoxification to obesity and fatty liver disease, especially in males. William Baldwin, professor and graduate program coordinator in the College of Science’s department of biological sciences, and members of his laboratory used a novel mouse model developed in their laboratory to study the role of […]

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Colgate Acquires Prestige Skin-care Brand Filorga in 1.5 Billion Euro Deal

Colgate has reached a deal to buy Laboratoires Filorga Cosmétiques for 1.5 billion Euros. The deal is meant to bolster Colgate’s access to high margin categories, and follows the company’s acquisitions of EltaMD and PCA Skin in late 2017. Filorga is a high-end antiaging skin-care brand based in France. The business has a significant international presence in Italy, Spain and […]

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Stars Who Swear by Meditation

Breathe in, breath out, say om — get zen! Hollywood stars often lead the charge on wellness trends, and the practice of meditation is no different. Celebrities from Connie Britton to Megan Fox to Paul McCartney are known to stay centered by taking anywhere from three to 10 minutes or more a day to meditate. Other stars and business people […]

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How DNA outside cells can be targeted to prevent the spread of cancer

Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is DNA found in trace amounts in blood, which has escaped degradation by enzymes. Scientists from Tokyo University of Science, led by Prof Ryushin Mizuta, have now discovered exactly how cfDNA is generated. They also talk about the applications of DNase1L3—the enzyme mainly responsible for generating cfDNA—as a novel molecule to prevent the spread of tumors. Prof […]

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Scientists map high-risk areas for hepatitis E

EPFL scientists have created the first world map of regions with the highest prevalence of the hepatitis E virus (HEV). They hope that their map—freely available online—will help governments and NGOs design more effective prevention campaigns based on reliable data, particularly when it comes to setting up refugee camps. The scientists’ research has just been published in Scientific Reports. In […]

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