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Pentagon Seeks Battlefield Device to Diagnose Brain Injury

Original publication date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 13:10

Roadside bombs have made brain damage a grim hallmark of modern war. A RAND study out today says 320,000 U.S. troops may have suffered brain injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan — and less than half say they were ever evaluated by a doctor.

Turning Down the Thermostat May Help Some Baby Brains

Original publication date: 
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 11:58

For decades, hospital nurseries have taken great care to keep babies warm. You can hardly move in the average maternity ward without tripping over incubators, warming bassinets and receiving blankets. Now, though, some hospitals are turning the thermostat down for a few infants.

Brain Surgery, Via the Nostril

Original publication date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 14:44

When you’re navigating around something as delicate as the brain — not to mention cutting things out of it — depth perception helps a lot.

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