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sniff test

TAKE A BREATH  Unlike kids without autism, kids with the disorder breathe in just about as deeply whether they’re smelling unpleasant odors (rotten fish, sour milk) or pleasant ones (roses, shampoo), a new study suggests. Researchers delivered scents via tubes hooked up to the children’s noses, and measured length and depth of inhalations.

clot snatcher

Snatching blood clots from the brain with a wire mesh stent is a new stroke treatment that is now supported in the United States.

fruit fly

Older male fruit flies spent more time courting females after their dopamine levels were boosted in a handful of nerve cells.

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