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Musicians’ Brains Might Have an Edge on Aging
A study, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, shows that musical instrument training may reduce the effects of mental decline associated with aging.
health.usnews.com (08/02/2012)

Brain Imaging Can Predict How Intelligent You Are
Research from Washington University in St. Louis suggests that 10 percent of individual differences in intelligence can be explained by the strength of neural pathways connecting the left lateral prefrontal cortex to the rest of the brain.
www.scientificcomputing.com (08/03/2012)

New Evidence For Stem Cells That Spur Cancer’s Growth
Three independent teams of researchers, working in mice with different types of cancers or precancerous tumors, have used new genetic techniques to find populations of stem cells that cause tumors to grow.
www.boston.com (08/01/2012)

Alzheimer’s Progression Slower After 80
Those who develop Alzheimer’s disease late in life will experience a less aggressive disease than those whose symptoms appear at 60 or 70 years, according to investigators at the University of California, San Diego.
health.usnews.com (08/02/2012)

Brains Are Different in People With Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory
UC Irvine scientists have discovered intriguing differences in the brains and mental processes of an extraordinary group of people who can effortlessly recall every moment of their lives since about age 10.
www.sciencedaily.com (07/30/2012)

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