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Case of 100 missing brains in Texas takes an odd twist
Case of 100 missing brains in Texas takes an odd twist

Like all good mysteries, the case of the 100 missing brains in Texas has taken a new twist. First, word had come that about half of the 200 brains kept at a university research center had gone absent without leave. Then a professor said Wednesday they had been located – at another school. Now this update: The brains were destroyed more than a decade ago. The brains had mostly come from patients at a state mental hospital and were used for research, including the study of Alzheimer’s disease. Part of the cache is still stored at the Animal Resources Center at the University of Texas in Austin. Earlier on Wednesday, a professor at the Austin school told reporters that the...

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