Jennifer Michalowski

Jennifer Michalowski

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Jennifer Michalowski writes about scientists and their discoveries, exploring topics ranging from ancient evolution to the newest insights about the brain.

Articles by Jennifer Michalowski

As physicians attempt to identify mental illness, they face a diagnostic system that includes nearly 300 disorders. To improve the system, researchers look into genetics.
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Brain training might help you stay sharp as you get older — but it won’t make you a genius.
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The pitch is appealing: sharpen your mind with a few minutes of brain games each day. Unfortunately, science suggests this promise is probably too good to be true.
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Michael Rogawski discusses the similarities between migraine attacks and epileptic seizures and what they might mean for treating the two conditions.
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Most people feel a little anxious when they go to the doctor. Some see their blood pressure spike. Andrew Sherwood explains why.
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Paulo Graziano explains why fidget spinners cause more distraction than concentration for some children.
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Genes in action before birth may sow the seeds of autism spectrum disorder.
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Healthy synapses may be the secret to fighting Alzheimer's disease.
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