Archive: 06/24/2012

Gene mutations cause massive brain asymmetry

Hemimegalencephaly is a rare but dramatic condition in which the brain grows asymmetrically, with one hemisphere becoming massively enlarged. Though frequently diagnosed in children with severe epilepsy, the ...

Jun 24, 2012
popularity 4.8 / 5 (4) | comments 1 | with audio podcast

Learn that tune while fast asleep

Want to nail that tune that you've practiced and practiced? Maybe you should take a nap with the same melody playing during your sleep, new provocative Northwestern University research suggests.

Jun 24, 2012
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S.Africa looks to toughen anti-smoking laws

Health authorities are working at tightening South Africa's anti-smoking laws, proposing a total ban on indoor smoking and even making it illegal to puff away in open spaces such as beaches.

Jun 24, 2012
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