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FDA approves first drug to specifically treat postpartum depression, but it isn’t cheap

A new drug treatment that is administered through a slow IV infusion lasting up to 60 ...

Zulresso, also known as brexanolone, has just been approved to treat postpartum depression by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the first drug ever approved to specifically assist women suffering from this mood disorder and the second new antidepressant treatment passed by the FDA this month, after the landmark approval of esketamine.

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nVidia’s latest AI technology can instantly transform your doodles into photo-realistic scenes

The algorithm produces realistic reflections, not because it has been told to, but because it knows ...

NVIDIA's GauGAN app really is that simple, and can turn your MS Paint-like sketches into a range of staggeringly realistic fake photo scenes - in real time. To get there, it uses fascinating new machine learning technology that pits two neural networks against each other to optimize results.

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Category: Good Thinking

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Harvard scientists uncover how poor sleep leads to cardiovascular disease

Harvard researchers have uncovered the chemical chain reaction that links a lack of sleep to cardiovascular ...

Responsible for a staggering 31 percent of all deaths worldwide, heart diseases are the number one killer in the world, according to the World Health Organization. The main risk factors are lifestyle choices like a bad diet, smoking, lack of exercise – and poor sleep. That last point has gone relatively unstudied, but new research out of Harvard has found the chemical chain reaction that links disrupted sleep and heart disease.

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Rugged, eruptive surface of Bennu forces a rethink on asteroid sampling attempt

Boulders on the surface of Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is not due to bring home samples from the asteroid Bennu until some time in 2023, but already it is turning up some fascinating discoveries about this distant world. The latest data streamed back to Earth paints a picture of an unexpectedly rocky world with an affinity for blowing off some steam, forcing scientists back to the drawing board ahead of a sampling attempt due to take place next year.

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Category: Space

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Novel research links an aging gut microbiome with heart disease

lder mice were found to have less diverse microbial populations that over-produce certain compounds that could ...

An intriguing new study, led by scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder, suggests an aging gut microbiome may be somewhat responsible for the degradation in cardiovascular heath that tends to appear as we grow older. The study is yet another addition to the growing body of evidence affirming the role gut bacteria plays in age-related disease.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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2019

Winnebago turns new Mercedes Sprinter into adventurous, lithium-powered all-season camper van

The all-new Winnebago Boldt debuts at RVX, where it was also a Judge's Choice in the ...

The third-generation Mercedes Sprinter has already established itself in the European camper van market, bringing the latest passenger car-derived technologies to new camper vans like the Hymercar Grand Canyon S and La Strada Regent S 4x4. The Sprinter took longer to make it to the US, however, so the first American new-Sprinter camper vans are starting to warm their engines in time for the spring/summer 2019 camping season. Winnebago creates one of those vans with the all-new Boldt, which marries the tech-focused Sprinter with a comfy two- or three-sleeper floor plan, fully weatherized cabin and powerful lithium-based electrical system.

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2019

Cinq’s Shift:R brings “regular” shifting to Pinion gearboxes

The Cinq Shift:R for Pinion system's Shift:R Box, on display at NAHBS

Introduced six years ago, the Pinion gearbox is a sealed gear-shifting mechanism that's located adjacent to a bike's bottom bracket. Not only will it not get gunked up like a derailleur, but it's also better protected against damage. Now, German company Cinq has introduced a system that allows it to be shifted more conventionally.

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Category: Bicycles

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