Neurologist Francis Jensen examining a teenage patient. Jensen decided to study the teenage brain when her own sons became teenagers. Now Jensen lectures to teens and parents about how teenagers' brains are different. Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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Lifelong learning and brain stimulation can help increase memory and decision-making ability, according to neuroscientists. iStockphoto hide caption

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When Margaux learned that the college ruling meant she'd still have to attend university with her assailant, she dropped out of school. Beth Rooney/Aurora for NPR hide caption

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Margaux's parents were shocked at how few options there were for their daughter to prosecute the man who sexually assaulted her. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Laura Dunn in 2003, a year before the incident that changed her life. Courtesy Laura Dunn hide caption

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Scientists are working to understand what hormonal and physiological cues in the body lead the brain to respond to food emotionally. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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As we age, our muscles deteriorate, and they don't repair as quickly as they used to. But the good news is that exercise and weightlifting can still make muscles stronger. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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Bipolar may not be the right diagnosis for some kids, according a panel of experts with the American Psychiatric Association. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In order to officially diagnose a patient with a disorder, doctors use the criteria checklists established in the DSM. The DSM 5 is pushing to use scales of severity instead of a present/absent checklist of symptoms. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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