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Kessler Foundation researcher receives grant to study emotional processing deficits in children with TBI

Jean Lengenfelder, PhD, of Kessler Foundation, received a two-year $168,001 grant from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research to study the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the ability of children to reliably process the emotions of others.

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SARS-CoV-2 spike-antibody binding strength and hydrogen bond numbers are temperature dependent, study finds

A new preprint on the bioRxiv* server describes the interactions between the binding spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with the antibodies. Earlier studies have addressed the similarity in the 3D structures of the spike protein in the two SARS viruses as seen on cryo-EM.

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Study: Prenatal screening in Europe has reduced the number of babies born with Down syndrome

The growth of prenatal screening in Europe has reduced the number of babies being born per year with Down syndrome (DS) by an average of 54%, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Human Genetics by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and international Down syndrome organizations.

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Impoverished children exposed to nurturing care have higher IQ scores in adolescence

Preschoolers living in impoverished communities who have access to a nurturing home environment have significantly higher intelligence quotient (IQ) scores in adolescence compared to those raised without nurturing care.

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Quantifying SARS-CoV-2 transmission in large urban areas

A team of international researchers used mobility information and socio-demographic data to build a model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to understand where, when, and how many transmission events occurred in the first wave of the pandemic in the United States.

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