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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 27, 2014

Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

By Jon Hamilton

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $70 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain.





WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 26, 2014

Breast Milk Drop Off Site To Open in Champaign

This story is part of an occassional series on breastfeeding.

By Sean Powers

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Donated breast milk at the  Indiana Mother's Milk Bank in Indianapolis.

Many lactation experts say newborns can get their nutrition needs met through formula, but that breast milk is preferred because of the additional health benefits. When mothers can’t produce enough breast milk for their baby or can’t use their breast milk due to medical reasons, donated milk is available --- but not enough of it, due to a nationwide shortage of pasteurized breast milk.

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