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Acorda Therapeutics acquires CeNeS neuregulin products

...ress the permanent demyelination that leads to the disabilities associated with that condition. Neuregulins act to...ress the permanent demyelination that leads to the disabilities associated with that condition. Demyelination is also a component of other central nervous system di...

New findings reconfirm toxicity of Pfiesteria cultures

...ave linked toxic Pfiesteria with profound learning disabilities in rats and humans....

Rory Cooper, PhD receives the highest award offered by U.S. Dept. Of Veterans Affairs

...heelchairs. His impact on the lives of people with disabilities has been truly significant and is deserving of thi...dards, promotion of the understanding of secondary disabilities among wheelchair users, persistent efforts to improve the availability of high quality products and ...

New drug that enhances glutamate transmission in the brain being evaluated for fragile X

...me include mental impairment ranging from learning disabilities to mental retardation, attention deficit and hyperactivity, anxiety and unstable mood, autistic-like behaviors, long face, large ears, flat feet, and hyperextensible joints, especially fingers. "Once you have a patient with fragile X syndrome, that'...

Study finds link between common neurological disorder and Alzheimer's disease

...ones and skin. The disease can also cause learning disabilities of differing severity. While most cases of neurofibromatosis are mild to moderate, it can lead to disfigurement, blindness, deafness, skeletal abnormalities, retardation, and tumors of the skin, spine, and brain. In the current study, the Wistar res...

UMass researcher helping the EPA to determine health effects of spent rocket fuel

...proved tools we have to diagnose specific learning disabilities such as attention deficit disorder, there is nevertheless a much higher incidence of them now compared to 20 or 30 years ago," said Zoeller. "This appears to be a real problem, and there's a great deal of concern that the problem is related to enviro...

Converging technologies can improve human performance, report says

...evolutionize health care, ease the consequences of disabilities and aging, and enable novel communication techniques. The document also suggests strategies to prepare key organizations and sectors of society for the envisioned changes. The findings and recommendations are the result of a December 2001 workshop a...

Clemson researchers identify mental retardation gene

...enes that cause mental retardation and other human disabilities is a major focus of the institute," said Dr. Charl...ef of NICHD's mental retardation and developmental disabilities branch. "With 30,000 to 35,000 total genes in the human body, the discovery of even a single gene th...

Buffalo neuroimaging researchers studying multiple sclerosis from inside human brain

... walkers to help them get around as their physical disabilities mounted. That, however, was before researchers were able to focus the full power of biotechnology on the disease. Today, by using advanced MRI brain imaging methods and tapping into one of the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world, Univ...

Anticonvulsant drugs found to impact on epileptic childrens ability to recall information

...learning capabilities are developed. Developmental disabilities may result from complex interaction of genetic, to...therapy that may contribute to transient cognitive disabilities (impairments of attention, memory, learning and/or social behavior). Previous studies have found tha...

CDC MMWR: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Cutaneous Anthrax in a Lab Worker

... Syndrome, one of the most prevalent developmental disabilities affecting children. Drs. Rosenstein and Page will discuss a case of cutaneous anthrax in a Texas lab worker. The lab worker may have become infected because of a skin exposure to a contaminated surface. WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2002 12 Noon - ...

Roadmaps & Rampways

...eelchairs or have learning disabilities. But their disabilities do not define them, and have not stopped them from...ogy that are transforming the lives of people with disabilities in the United States. The young people featured in the book all participated in a AAAS internship pr...

Researchers identify potential treatment for learning disability in neurofibromatosis

Researchers studying learning disabilities associated with neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1, ...naling molecule and have successfully reversed the disabilities in mice by giving them an experimental drug. The findings provide hope that these learning problems...

Using genetic research to treat inflammatory diseases Vienna centre of excellence in biomedicine harnesses basic research

...r these widespread diseases is to blame for severe disabilities and about half of all fatalities. Although it was founded only two years ago, BMT can already point to palpable success in the form of international publications, patent registrations and promising new therapeutic approaches. The decoding of the huma...

USF creates national patient safety center to study fall-related injuries, medication errors

...ality of life of the frail elderly and people with disabilities two populations at high risk for falls. The new AHRQ funding to USF will help expand the patient safety research begun in the veterans hospital to patients in the area's private hospitals and the community. Dr. Nelson said researchers will identify ...

Blood markers associated with autism and mental retardation

... scientific study of a wide range of developmental disabilities and birth defects. Neural growth factors are important to the formation of the central nervous system during embryonic development. Previous research shows that many of these growth factors play a vital role in the production of new brain cells and...

Mice nibbling at the secrets of NF1

...owever, NF1 deficient mice display severe learning disabilities and thus might present other clinical features of NF1. This conditional NF1 deficiency model will undoubtedly improve our understanding of the physiological role of NF1 and the progression of this common genetic disease....

Researchers reveal contaminated factory sites unknown to regulators

...oung children. They can develop permanent learning disabilities as a result of inhaling or ingesting excessive amounts of lead. All of the sites in this study were former "secondary" lead smelting plants, producing usable lead from things like automobile batteries, wheel weights and cable covers. Primary le...

Report on dietary supplements containing ephedra makes urgent call for research to develop dose guidelines, safety warnings

...deaths rose to ten out of 87 people, and permanent disabilities rose to 13 out of the 87. The researchers call for...group of 87 people that 10 deaths and 13 permanent disabilities were reported.The full report Haller and Benowitz prepared for the FDA is found in the Federal Regis...

Give it a thought -- and make it so

...hermostat and wishing it to be used, a person with disabilities could call a friend or turn up the heat on a chilly day. Bayliss hopes that someday such people may even be able to operate a wheelchair by themselves simply by thinking their commands. "Virtual reality is a safe testing ground," says Bayliss. "We ca...

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