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Fish Oil Fail: Omega-3s May Not Protect Brain Health After All
A meta-analysis finds that taking omega-3 supplements may not do much to preserve memory, but here’s why the finding isn’t the last word.
healthland.time.com (06/13/2012)

Brain-Bank Glitch Mars Research Into Autism
A freezer malfunction extensively damaged one of the world’s largest collections of brain samples for autism research, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School said Monday.
online.wsj.com (06/11/2012)

Neuroscience On Twitter: 30 High-Profile Scientists Who Tweet
HuffPost Science introduces renowned experts in neuroscience whose tweets can help keep you abreast of the latest findings and continuing controversies in the realm of the brain and mind.
www.huffingtonpost.com (06/11/2012)

Do Brain Scans of Comatose Patients Reveal a Conscious State?
Scans allow a researcher to communicate with people previously written off as unreachable and offer hope in identifying those who might respond to rehabilitation
www.scientificamerican.com (06/15/2012)

Scientists Use Light to Control Brain With Flick of a Switch
Implants that deliver pulses of light into the brain could lead to new treatments for diseases such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s Disease.
www.telegraph.co.uk (06/17/2012)

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