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Brain is not fully mature until 30s and 40s

( -- New research from the UK shows the brain continues to develop after childhood and puberty, and is not fully developed until people are well into their 30s and 40s. The findings contradict current theories ...

dateDec 22, 2010 in Neuroscience report
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Genes link puberty timing and body fat in women

Scientists have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women. Notably, many of these genes also act on body weight regulation or biological pathways related to fat metabolism. The study, which ...

dateNov 21, 2010 in Genetics
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Puberty in girls delayed with alcohol, tobacco use

The list of possible health effects from an early introduction to alcohol and tobacco use has just gotten longer. A new study suggests that early drinking and smoking might delay onset of puberty in girls — but the operative ...

dateSep 15, 2010 in Health
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