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12-Year-Old Boy Loses Fight Against Brain Eating Parasite

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August 25, 2013
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Zachary Reyna's family believes he contracted the disease while playing in a water-filled ditch with his friends.


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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 22, 2014) — Cambridge scientists have unravelled the genetic code of a rare tapeworm that lived inside a patient's brain for at least four year. Researchers hope it will present new opportunities to diagnose and treat this invasive parasite. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 4, 2013) — A healthy brain just keeps getting better with age. That is the surprising discovery of Ernst Poeppel, a brain researcher in Munich. Vocabulary, verbal memory and spacial and associative reasoning reach peak performance between the ages of 40 and 56. Ernst Poeppel says young and old brains show very little difference. So there's no reason they can't function optimally a whole life long - provided they're kept in shape like muscles. They can even grow new brain cells. The neuro-networks and transmitters, on the other hand, can get a bit rusty with age.
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How to Fight the Urge to Binge Eat

How to Fight the Urge to Binge Eat

Howdini (Oct. 8, 2013) — Binge eating is one of a number of eating disorders that may demand professional help. Psychotherapist Joanna Poppink shares ways to help yourself fight the urge.
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New Device Lets Blind Boy See Through Sensations

New Device Lets Blind Boy See Through Sensations

AP (Aug. 7, 2014) — A seven-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out in an attack last year is able to see objects through a Brainport device by sending vibrations through the boy's tongue nerves. (Aug. 7) Video provided by AP
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