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A Dangerous Brain: Can Neuroscience Predict How Likely Someone is to Commit Another Crime? - The Marshall Project

In 1978, Thomas Barefoot was convicted of killing a police officer in Texas. During the sentencing phase of his trial, the prosecution called two psychiatrists to testify about Barefoot’s “future dangerousness,” a capital-sentencing requirement…
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Inflammation in Pregnant Moms Linked to Child’s Brain Development - National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH-funded researchers are connecting the dots between inflammation in a pregnant human mother and possible effects on her young child’s developing brain. So far, they have linked high levels of maternal inflammation during pregnancy to reduced…
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Delay in HIV Treatment Associated with Brain Atrophy - National Institute of Mental Health

Research has shown that people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, display reductions in brain volume compared with people who are not infected with HIV. Now, a new study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health…
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Army 'Leans In' to Protect a Shooter's Brain from Blast Injury - NPR

The U.S. Armed Forces has begun researching the impact of shoulder-mounted weapons on the brain. Read more.