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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.







NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 05, 2014

Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

By Laura Silverman

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Seniors who learned more difficult skills like digital photography and Photoshop showed the greatest improvement in memory.

Brain training is big business, with computerized brain games touted as a way to help prevent memory loss. But new research shows you might be better off picking up a challenging new hobby.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 02, 2014

U Of I To Help PCB Landfill Opponents Find Alternatives

By Jim Meadows

Officials in east-central Illinois have been trying to block a proposal to store hazardous PCB’s at the Clinton Landfill in DeWitt County for the last few years. Now, they hope to offer a different way of getting rid of the once-common chemical, which has been linked to cancer.

Categories: Environment, Science

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