Sudha Seshadri

Jun. 27, 2008

New Research into Stroke and the Brain

We'll hear about two new medical studies dealing with strokes, losses of brain function due to problems in the brain's blood supply.

stroke, brain, neurology

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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