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Washington University School of Medicine

Poverty and Changes in Children's Brain Anatomy

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Caption: Poverty can interfere with healthy development in children and can have long-lasting, negative consequences. Now researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that if poor children are raised by parents who lack nurturing skills, their brains can change in ways that may contribute to life-long problems. Jim Dryden reports...

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