brain development

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We all know that cola and lemonade aren’t great for our waistline or teeth, but a new study on rats sheds light on just how much damage sugary drinks can do to the brain, write Jayanthi Maniam and Margaret Morris.

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Scientists have identified five genetic variants that influence structures within the brain, a discovery that could help determine genetic processes that underlie neuropsychiatric diseases.

How much can we influence our brains? Does brain development extend over a lifetime? A Brain Sciences UNSW symposium outlines the latest findings in brain plasticity.