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Stories by Katherine Harmon

Mothers' Depression Can Go Well Beyond Children's Infancy

Many mothers continue to have depressive symptoms well into their child's youth, which can have lasting impacts on their children's development, but new research shows short therapy sessions can improve outlook...

May 5, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

How the immune system's T cells seem to improve learning

The immune system's cells work hard to fight off infections. But new research is uncovering their important role in cognition, and a study published online May 3 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine reveals how the immune system's T cells, which aren't present in the brain, can impact learning and memory...

May 3, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

How Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers' Health

Feeding infants with breast milk has been shown to improve baby health and even IQ, but the benefits of breastfeeding also appear to stay with mothers for years to come, lowering risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer...

April 30, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Do Chimpanzees Understand Death?

Like tool use and self-awareness, distinct grief and mourning might be just one more thing we share with our closest living relatives

April 27, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

To sleep, perchance to dream--and learn

Dreams might be helping your brain do more than express Freudian fixations or practice escapes from prehistoric predators. They are there, in part, to help you learn, according to a new study from Harvard University...

April 22, 2010 — Katherine Harmon
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