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Scientists uncover clue to preventing, and possibly reversing, rare childhood genetic disease

Scientists uncover clue to preventing, and possibly reversing, rare childhood genetic disease | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Scientists think they have found a way to prevent and possibly reverse the most debilitating symptoms of a rare, progressive childhood degenerative disease that leaves children with slurred speech, unable to walk, and in a wheelchair before they...
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Addicts' Brains May Be Wired At Birth For Less Self-Control

Addicts' Brains May Be Wired At Birth For Less Self-Control | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A study of cocaine addicts finds that they have abnormalities in areas of the brain involved in self-control. And these abnormalities appear to predate any drug abuse.


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New research shows childhood adversity causes changes in genetics

New research shows childhood adversity causes changes in genetics | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In a look at how major stressors during childhood can change a person's biological risk for psychiatric disorders, researchers at Butler Hospital have discovered a genetic alteration at the root of the association.
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'Language gene' speeds learning

'Language gene' speeds learning | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A mutation that appeared more than half a million years ago may have helped humans learn the complex muscle movements that are critical to speech and language.


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