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Autism linked to enzyme that untangles DNA - Futurity

Problems with enzymes that affect the genetic machinery behind brain development could possibly cause autism …

Autism

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Study suggests being preoccupied with money problems is equivalent to loss of 13 IQ points or losing a night's sleep<p>Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important …

Mayo Clinic to treat football concussions with robots

Concussions are a real risk in football, but most teams don't have the resources for the kind of on-the-spot diagnosis that doctors recommend. So this season, the Mayo Clinic is testing out a new solution, traveling with the Northern Arizona University football team and bringing a telepresence bot …

Diagnosing Self-Destruction

Suicide kills twice as many people as murder each year in the United States, and rates in the military recently surpassed those among civilians. But while scientists have identified some risk factors for suicide being white, being male, substance abuse, mental illness — they still have little idea …