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Birth defects linked to obesity during pregnancy

Women who are obese during pregnancy are putting their child at risk of birth defects such as spina bifida, heart defects, cleft palate, brain defects and gastrointestinal defects, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. To assess the relationship between maternal overweight and obesity and the risk of congenital […]

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Physicists Mull Big Bang Detritus

Physicists from the Institute of Physics of Cantabria (IFCA) and the University of Cambridge may have discovered an example of a cosmic defect, a remnant from the Big Bang called a “texture”. Reported in Science, the discovery could provide dramatic new insights into how the universe evolved following the Big Bang. Professor Neil Turok of […]

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