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A Parent’s Touch Actually Transforms A Baby’s Brain

A child wants to be held and touched from the very first day of life. And a parent’s affectionate touch goes a long way, from boosting a newborn’s healthy development to shaping the child’s brain later on, a new study suggests.<p>For many animals, touch is a strong communicator of emotions, a signal …

The Brain

Bavaria calls for extra police and migrant crackdown after attacks

Ministers in German state criticise Angela Merkel’s open borders policy on refugees, saying it can no longer be tolerated<p>Authorities in Bavaria have pledged to increase controls on migrants and recruit thousands of extra police in a package of security measures following a string of attacks.<p>After a …


Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue.<p>Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioral impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and …


Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dangerously high temperatures will keep scorching the Northeast in the wake of a deadly wave of heat and humidity that has plagued the Midwest.<p>Heat indexes well over 100 degrees are expected across dozens of states in the nation's central and eastern portions, the National Weather Service …


Cure for asthma on horizon as scientists find genetic cause

A cure for asthma is on the horizon after scientists discovered a genetic switch which prevents the condition.<p>The research carried out at the University of Southampton, discovered that the gene ADAM33 plays a crucial role in causing the twitchiness and inflammation of airways that triggers an …

North Africa

Scientists Have Discovered Nearly One Hundred New Parts Of The Brain

Yesterday, scientists at the Human Connectome Project debuted new work that featured 97 new regions of the brain, including what they believe those regions are responsible for in humans. It’s incredible stuff, but it can also be confusing if you’re not a neuroscientist. What’s a connectome, and how …