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Children are our world’s explorers, inventors, and adventurers. They spend years discovering the world through play. While solo play is well known to foster social independence, recent studies have been looking into the cognitive effects of joint play. The results of several such studies were presented on February 18 during the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting

Developing brain organoid

New models accelerate human brain research while sparking debate

My father battled Parkinson’s disease for 15 years, with each passing year feeling like an eternity. During that time, my family and I witnessed his gradual decline from a witty independent man into a person who required constant care. We watched helplessly as the disease robbed my dad of his body, mind, and spirit. With no cure in sight, he felt demoralized and often expressed suicidal thoughts.