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Hypothalamus: Brain region may hold key to aging

Hypothalamus: Brain region may hold key to aging | Science News | Scoop.it
While the search continues for the Fountain of Youth, researchers may have found the body's "fountain of aging": the brain region known as the hypothalamus.
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First land animals kept fishlike jaws for millions of years

First land animals kept fishlike jaws for millions of years | Science News | Scoop.it
For the first time, fossil jaw measurements confirm that land animals developed legs millions of years before their feeding systems changed enough to let them eat a land-based diet. The pattern had been hypothesized previously, but not really tested.
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Gene mutations associated with nearsightedness identified

Gene mutations associated with nearsightedness identified | Science News | Scoop.it
Mutations in a gene that helps regulate copper and oxygen levels in eye tissue are associated with a severe form of nearsightedness, according to a new study.
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Researchers successfully treat autism in infants: Playing games that infants prefer can lessen severity of symptoms

Researchers successfully treat autism in infants: Playing games that infants prefer can lessen severity of symptoms | Science News | Scoop.it
Most infants respond to a game of peek-a-boo with smiles at the very least, and, for those who find the activity particularly entertaining, gales of laughter.
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