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April

  • Voxel-lesion symptom map shows areas associated with speech production (blue-green) and speech recognition (red-yellow) factors in the brain. Credit: Mirman et al., Nature Communications

    Mapping Language in the Brain

    April 16, 2015

    Aphasia, an impairment of language that often happens after stroke or other brain injury, affects about 1 in 250 people, and can make it difficult to return to work and to maintain social relationships. A new study published in the journal Nature Communications provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.

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  • African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) photographed in Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Jason D. Weckstein

    Study of African Birds Reveals Hotbed of Malaria Parasite Diversity

    April 08, 2015

    A new study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE explores the scope of malaria parasite diversity in southeast African birds, and provides insight into how lifestyle characteristics of birds can influence their association with different parasite genera.

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