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Refuting an earlier study, researchers found that epidural anesthesia, commonly administered for pain relief during labor, does not increase the risk for autism in children.
A new analysis by Stanford researchers suggests the health care industry can reap many of the economic benefits of a “Medicare for All” program through incremental changes to the private health care market.
The annual conference will feature an interdisciplinary cast of researchers, industry leaders and policymakers who will discuss advances in therapeutics, including COVID-19 treatments.
Researchers at Stanford and KU Leuven have identified more than 70 genes that affect variation in both brain and facial structure. The genes don’t influence cognitive ability, further debunking beliefs that intelligence can be assessed by facial features.
Baldwin propelled leaps in scientists’ understanding of how proteins assemble themselves into the three-dimensional shapes that are essential to their function.