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Large Genetic Deletion Leads to Autism, but Not Always

Source: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

To characterize people who carry deletions in 16p11.2 and 15q13.3, genetic regions linked to autism, two studies published this summer looked in detail at dozens of people with either deletion.

How the Human Brain Gets Its Wrinkles

Source: Discovery News

The reason our brains have that wrinkly, walnut shape may be that the rapid growth of the brain's outer brain -- the gray matter -- is constrained by the white matter, a new study shows.

Study: Physical Fitness Linked to Brain Fitness

Source: U.S. News & World Report

More physically fit children had stronger brain tissue linked to cognition.

Abbott Wins $19.5 Million Contract to Develop Brain Injury Test

Source: Chicago Tribune

In collaboration with the U.S. military, Abbott Laboratories to develop traumatic brain injury test.

Peek into Brain Shows How Kids Learn Math Skills

Source: Associated Press

Stanford University researchers first peeked into the brains of 28 children as they solved a series of simple addition problems inside a brain-scanning MRI machine.