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Brain Connections Predict How Well You Can Pay Attention
Boy daydreaming, concentration, attention
November 23rd, 2015
Although the ability to sustain attention varies widely from person to person, characterizing these individual differences has been difficult.
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How Old Are You Really? Genes Reveal 'Biological Age'
A woman's face as she ages
September 6th, 2015
Do you know your biological age? It's not the same as your chronological age.
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Trans Fat May Impair Memory
June 17th, 2015
Even as a new rule will force food companies to stop adding trans fat to food, research continues to show the negative effects of trans fat on health.
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Robin Williams' Death: What Is Lewy Body Dementia?
Robin Williams.
November 3rd, 2015
Robin Williams may have committed suicide because he had a condition known as Lewy body dementia, in which an abnormal buildup of brain proteins cause progressive cognitive declines.
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Can Young Blood Improve Old Brains?
August 3rd, 2015
The blood of the young may be able to counter some of the effects of aging in older brains, according to studies in animals
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Making Sense of Scents: Why Odors Spark Memory (Podcast)
April 17th, 2015
What makes scent such a powerful tool to "transport" you back in time?
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Losing Sense of Smell Linked with Earlier Deaths
Woman smells roses.
June 3rd, 2015
People who have problems with their sense of smell may be at increased risk for dying sooner than those who don't have trouble smelling, a new study suggests.
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