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7/30/2014

Training Can Improve Learning for Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury
A new therapy promises to shorten the recovery time for young people who have suffered a brain injury. It’s called “gist training,” and it involves getting the essence from complex information instead of memorizing facts.

7/23/2014

La salud de los inmigrantes mexicanos empeora poco después de entrar a los Estados Unidos
Según un estudio patrocinado por los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud, en promedio, la salud de los inmigrantes mexicanos empeora en un lapso de uno a dos años de su ingreso a los Estados Unidos. Los investigadores concluyeron que una vez que entran a los Estados Unidos, las tensiones por el trabajo mal remunerado, las viviendas sobre-habitadas, e incluso la travesía para llegar al país, perjudican la salud de la mayoría de los inmigrantes.

7/21/2014

Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism
Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found. Heritability also outweighed other risk factors in this largest study of its kind to date.
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