Testing for a lipoprotein linked to heart risk is as effective as blood work

Elevated levels of a little-known lipoprotein in the blood that may put people at high risk of cardiovascular disease can be as accurately detected by genetic testing as by conventional laboratory measurement, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found. In a study published in JAMA Cardiology, the team reported that genetic risk scoring of […]

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Children use make-believe aggression and violence to manage bad-tempered peers

Children are more likely to introduce violent themes into their pretend play, such as imaginary fighting or killing, if they are with playmates whom peers consider bad-tempered, new research suggests. Academics from the University of Cambridge believe that the tendency for children to introduce aggressive themes in these situations—which seems to happen whether or not […]

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Airbnb burned through $1.2 billion ahead of IPO: The Information

Airbnb burned through more than $1.2 billion in cash between mid-2019 and mid-2020, ahead of its high-profile initial public offering (IPO), the Information reported bit.ly/3d8oEtw on Wednesday, citing financial documents. The cash burn depleted more than a third of the company’s cash reserves as of March 2019, after the COVID-19 pandemic-led plunge in global travel […]

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Polaris and Zero Motorcycles are teaming up to make electric off-road vehicles and snowmobiles

Minnesota-based power sports outfit Polaris is teaming up with Zero Motorcycles to co-develop electric vehicles, including ATVs and snowmobiles. The two companies have signed an “exclusive, 10-year agreement,” which Polaris said will help kick off an effort to have an electric version of every vehicle type the company offers by 2025. Polaris makes a variety […]

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