Neuroscience

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soccer players

HEADS UP  The brain needs time to recover between brain injuries, a study in mice suggests. The finding may help doctors understand potential injuries to athletes, including soccer players who repeatedly head the ball.

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CUTTING CONNECTIONS  C4 protein (green) is found on human nerve cells growing in a dish (cell bodies shown in blue). The protein may cause people with schizophrenia to lose nerve cell connections, researchers propose. 

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The offspring of monkeys carrying human genes associated with autismlike symptoms had abnormal social behavior, researchers found. 

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