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2/26/2015

NIH announces $41.5 million in funding for the Human Placenta Project
The National Institutes of Health has dedicated $41.5 million for an initiative to understand and monitor the development of the human placenta during pregnancy. The funding will support the development of new technologies to assess the health of the placenta as it grows and matures, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of mothers and children.

2/23/2015

Bilingualism boosts the brain, NIH study finds
About 22% of school-age children speak a language other than English at home, according to the US Census Bureau. The percentage is even higher, 64%, among Hispanic children. Still, it is commonly believed by some that teaching more than one language to children confuses them. Now, new research shows that in fact, bilingualism actually boosts the brain.

2/23/2015

El bilingüismo estimula el cerebro, indica un estudio de los NIH
Casi el 64 por ciento de los jóvenes hispanos en los Estados Unidos hablan dos idiomas, inglés y español. Sin embargo, comúnmente se cree que enseñar más de un idioma a los niños puede crearles confusión. Un nuevo estudio muestra que el bilingüismo estimula el cerebro y que saber cambiar entre dos idiomas es un gran ejercicio mental.

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