Wellesley College study: Drinking can shrink your brain


A Wellesley College researcher and cohorts have found that drinking more than 14 alcoholic beverages a week can lead to brain shrinkage, memory problems and dementia. The study, led by Wellesley’s Carol Ann Paul, is here.

Speaking of Paul, here you can watch a video of a crayfish’s brain being dissected that is narrated by her.

And speaking of brains, did you know the Brain Science Foundation calls Linden St. in Wellesley its home? The outfit’s mission:

The Brain Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for meningioma and other primary brain tumors and to advancing the understanding of brain function as it relates to these tumors. The Brain Science Foundation supports basic and clinical research, promising new treatments, and opportunities to improve the quality of patient care.