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A new study supports routine genetic testing for initial evaluation of seizures as the first step toward precision medicine and improved outcomes. A recent study reported that people with type 2 diabetes exposed to moderate cold for 10 days showed improved insulin resistance, which means they’re using insulin more efficiently.
Researchers show that the neurons of mice undergoing seizures fire off in a sequential pattern no matter how quickly the seizure propagates – a finding that confirms seizures are not the result of neurons randomly going haywire. The tool, called CIF-CK, is an artificial intelligence architecture program that uses social behavior models to make individual NPCs more reactive and adaptable to player behavior.