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Impact and the Brain

Mild traumatic brain injury represents a silent but brutal plague among combat veterans and a hidden threat to the health of civilians

December 30, 2008 — Richard J. Roberts

MIND Reviews: Obsession: A History

Reviews and recommendations from the December 2008/January 2009 issue of Scientific American MIND

December 26, 2008 — Nicole Branan, Melinda Wenner, Rachel Mahan and David Dobbs

Vitamin D deficiency ups risk of C-section deliveries, study says

Pregnant women with vitamin D deficiencies are more likely than other expectant moms to deliver their babies via cesarean section.

"Women with a vitamin D deficiency were almost 4 times more likely to have a cesarean than those with [normal] vitamin D levels," says senior study author Anne Merewood, an assistant pediatrics professor at Boston University School of Medicine...

December 24, 2008 — Coco Ballantyne

Christmas at the Moon; and Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind

Scientific American editor Michael Battaglia discusses the online In-Depth-Report on Apollo 8, which orbited the moon 40 years ago this week. And author Emily Anthes talks about her new book, Instant Egghead Guide: The Mind ...

December 24, 2008 — Steve Mirsky

Fruit Fly Immunity Stronger While Sleeping

A study presented at the meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology found that fruit flies were better able to fight off infections that they got while asleep at night than those received while awake during the day...

December 22, 2008
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