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Brain activity has role in human aging and longevity  MNT · 4 weeks
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Medical News Today: Brain activity has role in human aging and longevity  MNT · 4 weeks
After studying human tissue, mice, and worms, scientists link excessive brain activity to reduced life span and find that its suppression can extend life. more
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Medical News Today: Impulsive behavior: What happens in the brain?  MNT · 2 weeks
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