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How Obesity May Impair Memory
Cognition

How Obesity May Impair Memory

Researchers uncover a molecular link between obesity and memory deficits in mice—as well as a potential treatment

2 hours ago — Jordana Cepelewicz

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The Surge of Zika Virus

The Surge of Zika Virus
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The mosquito-borne disease is spreading across the globe and has been linked to alarming birth defects and an autoimmune disease that can cause paralysis. Scientific American has been tracking the dengue-like illness since fall 2015

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