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Study: Brain Abnormalities Found in 40% of SIDS Cases

Source: TIME

The unknown cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) could be a brain abnormality, a new study suggests.

Prolonged Marijuana Use Linked with Brain Changes

Source: Discovery News

Using marijuana daily for four years or longer may be related to certain changes in the brain, according to new research.

Four Weird Ways Animals Sense the World

Source: National Geographic

Creatures like crabs, butterflies, snakes, and octopuses sense the world in unusual ways.

Large Genetic Deletion Leads to Autism, but Not Always

Source: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

To characterize people who carry deletions in 16p11.2 and 15q13.3, genetic regions linked to autism, two studies published this summer looked in detail at dozens of people with either deletion.

How the Human Brain Gets Its Wrinkles

Source: Discovery News

The reason our brains have that wrinkly, walnut shape may be that the rapid growth of the brain's outer brain -- the gray matter -- is constrained by the white matter, a new study shows.

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