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Babies in the womb may see more than we thought

By the second trimester, long before a baby's eyes can see images, they can detect light. But the light-sensitive cells in the developing retina -- the thin sheet of brain-like tissue at the back of the eye -- were thought... Continue Reading →

Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. The new treatment differs from the traditional anti-biotic treatment as it is a type... Continue Reading →

Not everyone responds to coffee in the same way

Depending on your genetic make-up, you might be able to drink coffee right before bed or feel wired after just one cup, ongoing research shows. In previous work, Marilyn Cornelis, assistant professor in preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School... Continue Reading →

Are hot flashes genetic?

Most women experience hot flashes and night sweats either before or during menopause, but a significant minority don’t have these symptoms. Could our genes be a factor in determining which women get hot flashes? A team of UCLA-led researchers may... Continue Reading →

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