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Introducing The Women In Sport Award Nominees for 2018

The prestigious Women’s Health Women in Sport Awards recognise and celebrate Australia’s female athletes – from grassroots through to elite professional level – and their achievements over the past 12 months. This year we are honouring some truly outstanding sportswomen who have performed outstandingly within their respective sports. Award: Local sporting champion Criteria: We salute the […]

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New algorithm could improve diagnosis of rare diseases

Today, diagnosing rare genetic diseases requires a slow process of educated guesswork. Gill Bejerano, Ph.D., associate professor of developmental biology and of computer science at Stanford, is working to speed it up. In a paper published July 12 in Genetics in Medicine, Bejerano and his colleagues describe an algorithm they’ve developed that automates the most […]

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Better statistical methods to understand gene interactions leading to cancer development

Research led by Hui-Yi Lin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biostatistics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has developed another novel statistical method for evaluating gene-to-gene interactions associated with cancer and other complex diseases. The Additive-Additive 9 Interaction (AA9int) method is described in a paper published in Bioinformatics. “This method can identify combinations […]

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This Common Daily Habit Could Be Damaging Your Relationship

Switch on the out-of-office and step away from your inbox. A new study has found that responding to work emails out of hours can take a huge toll on your mental health and home life.   Researchers at Virginia Tech University surveyed 142 full-time workers and their S.O’s about their employers’ expectations and relationship satisfaction. […]

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Evolutionary changes in the human brain may have led to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

The same aspects of relatively recent evolutionary changes that make us prone to bad backs and impacted third molars may have generated long, noncoding stretches of DNA that predispose individuals to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other neuropsychiatric diseases. A study publishing August 9 in the American Journal of Human Genetics identifies an unusually lengthy array […]

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This Is How To Keep A Sexless Marriage From Happening To You

Love and marriage may go together like a horse and carriage, but sex and marriage? That’s a different story: Data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz recently discovered that “sexless marriage” is one of the most-Googled phrases when it comes to marriage gripes in the U.S. A survey commissioned by the Austin Institute for the Study of Family […]