Even when they include them gifted programs arent serving Black or low-income kids

The first nationwide study of outcomes for different gifted subgroups shows the programs may not be adequately serving their Black and low-income students.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210510161515.htm

Animal production responsible for vast majority of air quality-related health impacts from US food

Poor air quality caused by food production in the U.S. is estimated to result in 16,000 deaths annually, 80% of which are related to animal production, according to a new study. The study also shows how improving animal and crop management practices, as well as how eating more plant-rich diets, can substantially reduce mortality from food-related air pollution.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210510161505.htm

PARP inhibitor shrinks tumors in pancreatic cancer patients with mutations

More than two-thirds of pancreatic cancer patients harboring genetic mutations saw their tumor stop growing or shrink substantially after being switched from intensive chemotherapy to the PARP inhibitor rucaparib as a maintenance therapy.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210510161442.htm

Stimulators could aid spinal cord heart therapies

Engineers develop a new version of their wireless implant that allows for multiple stimulators to be programmed and magnetically powered from a single transmitter outside the body. The implants could be used to treat spinal cord injuries or as pacemakers.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210510161437.htm

For twins gesture and speech go hand-in-hand in language development

Twins produce fewer gestures and gesture to fewer objects than other children. Language use also lags for twins, and language -- but not gesture -- is also affected by sex, with girls performing better than boys.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210510161431.htm

Scientists develop better way to block viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections

By engineering a short chunk of protein, or peptide, that can prevent the attachment of human parainfluenza viruses to cells, researchers have improved a method in rodent models intended to help keep children healthy.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210510133149.htm

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