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Brains of autistic children grow much slower than their healthy peers
Researchers at UCLA offer a possible explanation for why autistic children act and think differently than their peers.
Brain Structure Linked to Facebook
The number of friends one has on Facebook correlates with the size of certain brain regions—and the number of friends made in real life.
Blood pressure drugs could halve risk of Alzheimer’s
Drugs commonly used to control high blood pressure could halve the risk of Alzheimer’s and substantially reduce the chance of developing another common form of dementia, British research suggests.
New Genes, New Brain
The evolution of the human brain may have been driven by a group of novel genes that arose fairly recently in primate evolution.
Computer games help Parkinson’s patients
People with debilitating neuromuscular disorder showed better gait and balance after three months of playing experimental games
www.cbsnews.com – 10/20/2011