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Study confirms Zika causes brain birth defects, questions remain

Early results from a crucial case-control study in Brazil have confirmed a direct causal link between Zika virus infection in pregnant women and the brain damaging birth defect microcephaly in their babies, scientists said on Thursday.

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Brain cancer now deadliest for US children: study

Brain cancer is now the deadliest form of childhood cancer in the US, surpassing leukemia, as treatment advances have allowed doctors to cure many blood-related cancers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

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Zika infection may cause stillbirth, loss of brain tissue

A case study of a stillborn baby whose Brazilian mother was infected with Zika raises suspicions that the virus may be capable of doing more damage to fetal tissue than previously thought, researchers said.   The

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Brain-computer link helps paralysed man to walk

A brain-to-computer technology that can translate thoughts into leg movements has enabled a man paralysed from the waist down by a spinal cord injury to become the first such patient to walk without the use of robotics, doctors in Southern Calif

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Aiyeeeee! Human screams jolt brain's fear-response centre

If you feel like a human scream jolts the deep recesses of your brain, there's a good reason for it. That is precisely what is happening, scientists said. Researchers who explored how the brain handles a scream said on Thursda

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New virus found to cause dangerous brain infection in children

A newly recognised virus, which shows similarities to viruses found in bats, mink, and sheep, may be the cause of a severe brain infection in children whose immune systems are low, a team from UK-based Great Ormond Street Hospital have discovere

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Brain drain hits Gulf energy industry

Bahrain and other Gulf countries are facing a brain drain in the energy industry, with fewer young people seeking jobs in the field. Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza said more needed to be done to attract young people to care

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Brain drain hits Gulf energy industry

Bahrain and other Gulf countries are facing a brain drain in the energy industry, with fewer young people seeking jobs in the field. Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza said more needed to be done to attract young people to care

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National Geographic Abu Dhabi to host Brain Games 3

National Geographic Abu Dhabi is set to premiere 10 new episodes of Brain Games  season three, with more challenges and experiments from October 20. Host Jason Silva will take audiences on an entertaining and revealing journe

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Payout for unrest victim in Bahrain

A Pakistani who suffered severe brain damage during a brutal attack three years ago could finally get BD50,000 ($131,836) compensation from the government, according to a top official. A gang of 10 men attacked Irfan Ahmad Bakhsh

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