Tag: "dyslexia" at biology news
Scientists link gene to dyslexia
A gene which is likely to be one of the causes of dyslexia
in children has been discovered by researchers at Cardiff University. They believe the major finding will give researchers a better understanding of what causes the brain disorder which disrupts reading and writing skills. It is now hoped that follo...
Researchers make surprise discovery that some neurons can transmit three signals at once
...rther study could have particular implications for dyslexia
and tinnitus often referred to as ringing in the ears which can be caused by abnormal inhibitory signaling within the auditory system, a region of the brain that is the focus of Dr. Kandler's research. Before there can be practical clinical applic...
Separate genes influence speed, accuracy in decoding written words in dyslexia
...searchers trying to tease out the genetic basis of dyslexia
have discovered a location on chromosome 2 that ma...first- through ninth-grade children diagnosed with dyslexia
and their families parents, grandparents, siblings at least 6 years old, aunts and uncles. In all...
New insight into brain and speech promises help for learning disabilities
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Learning disabilities such as dyslexia
are believed to affect nearly one in 10 children. To better study them, a Northwestern University research team has developed a data-driven conceptual framework that links two well-established scientific concepts. In doing so, they also have develope...
...gnoring distracting noise," Lu stated. "Kids with dyslexia
... have a hard time focusingin on what's relevant and ignoring what isirrelevant," Sperling said. The study offers guidance for parents andteachers. On a basic level, any method that helpschildren to concentrate on a reading task andexcludes distrac...
Hearing loss from chemotherapy underestimated
...d a half hour longer," said Johnson, who developed dyslexia
as a result of the radiation treatment and chemotherapy. In his professional experiences, Johnson notes that "the real world doesn't want to give you an extra half hour to do what needs to be done, though."...
Science's Breakthrough of the Year: Watching evolution in action
...iseases such schizophrenia, Tourette syndrome, and dyslexia
are rooted in "faulty wiring" of the brain's neural circuitry during development in the womb. Where Did Earth Come From?: This year, researchers took another look at Earth rocks and meteorites that resemble the starting material of the solar system a...
NIH turns to FSU for top research on learning disabilities
...g the development of learning disabilities such as dyslexia
in children, it was announced today. The grant w...2012. "Our hope is to develop ways of diagnosing dyslexia
and other learning disabilities at a younger age so that these children have greater chances of lead...