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Scientists have analyzed a huge number of brain scans to learn more about how the brain develops, from infancy all the way until the end of life. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Scans reveal the brain's early growth, late decline and surprising variability

A study of more than 120,000 brain scans shows rapid growth before age 2 and accelerating decline after age 50. The results may one day help pick up abnormalities in the developing brain.

Scientists have analyzed a huge number of brain scans to learn more about how the brain develops, from infancy all the way until the end of life. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Scans reveal the brain's early growth, late decline and surprising variability

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2 projects revive Selena's music for new generations

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House approves criminal contempt referrals for 2 Trump aides over the Jan. 6 attack

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