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A bird\’s song may teach us about human speech disorders

Can the song of a small bird provide valuable insights into human stuttering and speech-related disorders and conditions, including autism and stroke? New research by UCLA life scientists and colleagues provides reason for optimism. The scientists discovered that some 2,000 genes in a region of the male zebra finch\’s brain known as \”Area X\” are […] … learn more→

English diet could save 4,000 Scottish, Welsh and Irish lives

Around 4,000 deaths could be prevented every year if the Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish adopted the average diet eaten in England, Oxford University researchers have calculated. The chief factor that is driving the ‘mortality gap’ between the home nations is fruit and vegetables, the researchers say. Consumption of fruit and vegetables in Scotland is […] … learn more→