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  • Children who stutter differ in brain development: Study October 16, 2013

    Vancouver:Children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter, according to a new Canadian study. The study, published recently in the peerreviewed journal Cortex, explains how the brain is built for speech production, why people stutter, and...
  • Diabetes drug may restore memory in Alzheimer patients December 12, 2012

    Toronto: A drug intended for diabetes appears to restore memory in brain cells affected by Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. Medical researchers at the University of Alberta led by Jack Jhamandas took brain tissue from animal models with Alzheimer's disease and tested the tissue in the lab, looking specifically at the...