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Your brain dictates how many friends you have

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Think about your closest friends—the people you call daily, share your secrets with, and text at 2 a.m. when you need a favour or some emotional support. How many people are you picturing? One? Three? Eight? If you’re like most people, you probably answered between …

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Latest on brain cancer treatment

Why killing the fastest growing cells may not be the only treatment Kampala, Uganda | FLORIAN SIEBZEHNRUBL | Brain cancers are fortunately rare tumours in adults. Nevertheless, the most common type of brain cancer, glioblastoma, is incurable and almost always lethal. Because of the lack of effective therapies, the average survival …

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Sitting harms brain health

And it doesn’t matter how much exercise you put in Kampala, Uganda | CATHERINE PADDOCK | Too much sitting may not be good for the brain, according to a preliminary study of adults who have reached middle age and beyond. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) discovered that …

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Sex and the brain

How does one impact the other? Kampala, Uganda | MARIA COHUT | Having sex can flavor our nights, and days, with sweet pleasure and excitement, relieving stress and worry. And, of course, sex has been key to ensuring that the human race lives on. In this article, we ask, “How does …

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New brain cells in the old? Study stokes debate

Tampa, United States | AFP | People as old as 79 may still generate new brain cells, US researchers said Thursday, stoking fresh debate among scientists over what happens to our brains when we age. The report by scientists at Columbia University in New York, published in the journal Cell …

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Pregnancy changes a woman’s brain: study

Paris, France | AFP |  Pregnancy causes “long-lasting” physical changes to a woman’s brain, with significant, but seemingly beneficial, grey matter loss in parts of the crucial organ, a study said. Some alterations lasted at least two years, they reported, but did not appear to erode memory or other mental …

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Our collective brain

By Joseph Henrich A novel view of human nature and society is generating important insights the foundation of our communities Imagine a game of survival that pits a troop of capuchin monkeys against you and your work colleagues. Both teams would be parachuted into a remote African forest, without any …

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