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Structural Brain Modules Become More Segregated During Youth

As children age into adolescence and on into young adulthood, they show dramatic improvements in their ability to control impulses, stay organized, and make decisions. Those executive functions of the brain are key factors in determining outcomes including their educational success, and whether they will use recreational drugs, or develop psychiatric illness. In a new […]

Early Puberty Genes Linked To Increased Prostate Cancer Risk

Factors that influence when boys go through puberty could affect a man’s future risk of developing prostate cancer, a large study funded by World Cancer Research Fund has found. For the first time, sexual maturation was assessed using genetic markers. The international research team, which included academics from the University of Bristol, found these early […]