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How Trump’s ‘ban’ on science words could harm public health

Choose your words carefullydpa picture alliance archive/Alamy Stock Photo By Debora MacKenzie The Trump administration has reportedly banned the leading US public health agency from using certain words in a budget proposal due next year. And what words: vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based and science-based. The choice reflects the Trump camp’s well-known dislike of…

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The body’s killer immune cells also feed fetuses in the womb

Natural killer cells may stop babies from being born underweightJill Lehmann Photography/Getty By Andy Coghlan The immune system’s aggressive natural killer cells – which normally kill cancer cells and infectious pathogens – also help nourish early fetuses, helping them grow. This discovery was made by Zhigang Tian of the University of Science and Technology of…

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