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It’s not all bad news for older brains. Man image via

Aging brains aren’t necessarily declining brains

For years, conventional wisdom held that growing older tends to be bad news for brains. Past behavioral data largely pointed to loss in cognitive – that is, thinking – abilities with age, including poorer…
Measuring how much of a carbon isotope linked to the atomic bomb is in DNA indicates when the cells were born. Sin Amigos

Exercise and prosper: lessons about the brain from the bomb

Until a few years ago, it was assumed that humans were born with the maximum number of neurons that we were ever going to have. There was no chance of self-replenishment as we got older, or if we suffered…
Bombs away: the secrets of the human brain are hidden in this mushroom cloud. ICTANW

Nuclear bomb tests reveal formation of new brain cells

Researchers have used the radioactive fallout from atomic bomb tests to show that new neurons are produced in one part of…

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