Her Sixth-Grade Crush Grew Up

In 1979, in a middle school homeroom in Detroit, Wendy Hopkins sat next to Anthony Forbers and developed a crush. “He was the smartest kid in the classroom,” she said. “We never met outside of school, just talked in the classroom. General kids conversating.” After heading off to different high schools, they lost touch. Mr.…

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You and Me and Quarantine

This was not the wedding that Alyssa Bello and Christian Messina had imagined. Like so many other couples affected by the coronavirus, Ms. Bello said it was “an emotional roller coaster” to get to their May 30 ceremony at St. Athanasius, a Roman Catholic church in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. The couple met in December 2015 at…

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Inhibitory interneurons in hippocampus excite the developing brain

WASHINGTON (June 12, 2020) – Brain function depends on inhibitory cells that balance or ‘brake’ excitation. These neurons allow the brain to process information and also prevent runaway seizures. A new study from the George Washington University (GW), however, reports that in some critical structures of the developing brain, the inhibitory neurons cause excitation rather…

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