Tag: brain

  • The EPA isn't taking its own advice on a pesticide that causes brain damage in children | Miles O'Brien Productions

    The EPA isn’t taking its own advice on a pesticide that causes brain damage in children

    Chlorpyrifos is one of the world’s most widely-used agricultural pesticides. Studies have linked exposure to the chemical to neurological issues in children, yet the EPA has–so far–decided not to ban the use of chlorpyrifos. Miles explores the issue for the PBS NewsHour. TRANSCRIPT Judy Woodruff: It’s not well known to the general public yet that…

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  • Smart bats, portable brain scans, microbiome under fire: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Quarter of human drugs disrupt microbiome Scientists reported the results of a large study this week that tested the effects over 1,000 pharmaceutical drugs on the gut microbiome–the bacterial buddies that live symbiotically with us. The more we learn,…

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  • Jupiter, penguins, and neurons: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Jupiter, penguins, and neurons: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. First look under Jupiter’s clouds This week, we learned a lot more about Jupiter’s atmosphere and internal structure. Using data from the Juno spacecraft, currently in orbit around the gas giant, scientists were able to determine that Jupiter’s banded…

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  • Nerve stimulation restores minimal consciousness in traumatic brain injury patient

    The man is showing his first signs of consciousness, 15 years after a car crash.

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