Month: December 2021

The concept of gamification is increasingly gaining popularity-;tourists frequently traveling overseas earn frequent flier points from their preferred airline; customers purchasing apparel from their favorite fashion outlet accumulate customer loyalty points. Both of these examples involve gamification: the inclusion of game-like features (points) to increase the odds of a desired outcome (a future purchase). Although
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A new study from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found children’s books may perpetuate gender stereotypes. Such information in early education books could play an integral role in solidifying gendered perceptions in young children. The results are available in the December issue of the journal Psychological Science. “Some of the stereotypes
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Restoring hearing through cochlear implantation for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can help them understand spoken language and enhance social interactions, according to a study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The study reported long-term outcomes of the largest number of children with ASD who received a cochlear implant, with
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HSE academics joined researchers from the Turner Scientific Research Institute for Children’s Orthopaedics to study how the brains of children with arthrogryposis control elbow flexion after muscle transplantation. They found that in such patients, more motor neuron activity occurs, which means that the start of a new movement requires more effort from the brain. The
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During the early phase of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections were less common in children. As a result, many were under the widely debated assumption that children were less susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Since late 2019, the global understanding of the epidemiology of SARS CoV-2 infection
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A team led by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine, Scripps Research and the University of Chicago has identified an important site of vulnerability on influenza viruses—a site that future influenza vaccines and antibody therapies should be able to target to prevent or treat infections by a broad set of influenza strains. The scientists, whose results
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Image: iStock Did you know dinosaurs went extinct more than 66 million years ago? But, movies, theme parks, and interesting, fun facts about dinosaurs leave preschoolers curious and wanting to learn more. Quench their thirst by experimenting with some fun dinosaur activities for toddlers. Who knows, your child is a paleontologist in the making. 20
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Bumbo seats are a type and brand of baby seats that let babies sit by themselves with support. Parents often prefer these to prop their baby in a seated position. The seat features a snug, carved-out seat with a backrest, armrest, and a stopper at the front that holds the
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