Monthly Archives: April 2018

THERE’S A LINK BETWEEN AUTISM AND EPILEPSY, AND SCIENTISTS MIGHT HAVE FIGURED IT OUT

7 APR 2018 Researchers have discovered why a mutated gene causes seizures in some children who have autism. Autism spectrum disorder is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder – affecting one in 68 children – characterized by a range of symptoms, including difficulty with communication and social interactions. One third of …

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THE POLAR CODE, ONE YEAR ON

On January 1, 2017, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Polar Code came into effect. The functional, risk-based Code establishes mandatory regulations and standards for vessels operating in ice-covered waters to, in its own words, “Provide for safe ship operation and the protection of the polar environment by addressing risks present …

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