Verbal lags in teenagers linked to schizophrenia

Falling behind in verbal development during the teenage years increases the risk for schizophrenia in adulthood, reports a study published online January 16 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Rita Levi-Montalcini dies at 103

SRF notes the passing of Nobel-prize winning neuroscientist Rita Levi-Montalcini on 30 December 2012 in Rome, Italy. She was 103. Her work in discovering nerve growth factor (NGF) gave neuroscience its first example of a diffusible, growth-promoting molecule, opening a window onto basic principles of nervous system development.

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