Tag: "developmental" at medical news
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
...siblings of autistic children and/or toddlers with developmental
delays. Dr. James' coauthors are Dr. Stephan Melnyk and Ms. Stefanie Jernigan in her Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute and The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences....
Learning software developed by Rutgers-Newark scientist helps 450,000 students with reading
...ests at Stanford University have demonstrated that developmental
skills in language and reading can be dramatically improved through the intensive use of these six- to eight-week programs involving computer-based suites of exercises. And educators have responded. Currently, public school districts in areas rangin...
The Neurosciences and Music in Leipzig: Registration boom and over 140 posters
...ution; music and language; mental representations; developmental
aspects and impact of music on education; neurological disorders and music; music performance and the role of emotion in music. Subjects are chosen in as much as they emerge with increasing frequency in scientific literature as elements of common int...
Long term outcomes for children who undergo ear tube placement surgery
...on in risk of subsequent language, educational and developmental
impairments. Hannu Valtonen, M.D., Ph.D.,of Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, and colleagues report on the results of follow-up checkups 14 years following surgery for 237 children who had tubes inserted to treat ear infections at the age...
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
...ars old should receive whole milk because of their developmental
need for dietary fat. In addition, the committee recommended that the amount of cheese provided for most participants be reduced from a maximum of 4 pounds per month to no more than 1 pound monthly. To promote the benefits of breast-feeding, t...
Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows
...nada and the U.S. Chaired by Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, a developmental
pediatrician with the Offord Centre and McMaster C...cond only to mental retardation as the most common developmental
disability, autism forms part of a spectrum of related disorders referred to as the autism spectrum ...
Three NYU faculty named to the National Academy of Sciences
...ty. Ruth Lehmann, Ph.D., a leader in the field of developmental
genetics, is the Julius Raynes Professor of Develo...d neuroscience, coordinate the research program in developmental
genetics. Margaret Wright, whose department is part of NYU's world-renowned Courant Institute of Mat...
Human eggs can develop from ovarian surface cells in vitro
...are bipotent; capable of differentiating along two developmental
pathways and becoming either egg or granulosa cells. The authors speculate that this bipotent differentiation may represent a sophisticated mechanism created during the evolution of female reproduction, and not seen in ovaries of female prosimians (...
Sex differences in the human brain
.... Special focus will be paid to the plasticity and developmental
aspects, and the possible clinical implications. May 23, 2005 at Centre of Gender Related Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Nobel Forum, Nobels vg 1, Solna, Sweden. Program 09.00 - 09.05 Introduction Ivanka Savic 09.05 - 09.10 Opening of the sym...
Neuroimaging confirms the greater vulnerability of women's brains to alcohol
...n fact, evidence for a faster progression of the developmental
events leading to dependence among female alcoholi...en," said Mann, "meaning faster progression of the developmental
events leading to dependence among female alcoholics and an earlier onset of adverse consequences." ...
Children of incarcerated mothers exhibit poor attachment to caregivers, mothers
...sion, anger, loneliness, fear, sleep problems, and developmental
regressions. "These findings add to the growing literature linking disruptive family relationship experiences with problematic attachment relationships," said Dr. Poehlmann. "They also suggest processes associated with potential resilience in child...
Genes may influence nutritional composition of breast milk
...ther hand, insufficient DHA has been implicated in developmental
disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities, Weinberg said. "Until now, we've assumed that women consuming an equal amount of DHA in their diets would have the same amount in their breast milk," said ...
Nature as important as nurture in developing ability for flexible self-control
... model will help us understand the neural basis of developmental
disorders involving flexible cognitive control, such as ADHD and autism spectrum disorders." Researchers have known for some time that cognitive control, which is our ability to respond in an appropriate way even when faced with strong impulses to do...
Infants with rare genetic disease saved by cord blood stem cells
...d to those who receive adult bone marrow, and huge developmental
milestones occur during that period of infancy, said Kurtzberg. The ease of obtaining cord blood also makes it an excellent source of stem cells, she said. Cord blood is readily available because it is extracted from discarded placentas (afterbirth...
Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder
...dly. The infants become irritable, loose all their developmental
skills, become deaf and blind, have seizures and d... onset of symptoms showed continual improvement in developmental
skills and had age-appropriate mental and language skills. "Time is of the essence in treating the ...
UCLA study tackles aging issues of adults with developmental disabilities
Some 4.5 million Americans have a developmental
disability. As people live longer, adults with developmental
disabilities are no exception, yet their conditions also bring aging-related challenges. A new stud...
In those genetically predisposed, 'developmental reprogramming' could explain cancer risk
... genes remain disease-free, they say. "The kind of developmental
reprogramming we see from this work could represent an important determinate of risk in people genetically susceptible to hormone-dependent tumors, such as uterine, breast and prostate cancer," says the study's principal investigator, Cheryl Walker, ...
GroPep news: Key psoriasis patent granted in Japan and new asthma patent filed for GroPep drug
...a key patent covering the active ingredient of its developmental
psoriasis drug, PP0102. The world market for psoriasis drugs is more than US$1 billion annually. The patent news is significant because Japan is a major pharmaceutical market and grant of the patent provides the Company with a patent monopoly until J...
Study links regions of two chromosomes to susceptibility for type of autism
...demiology and Biostatistics and in the division of developmental
disabilities. The study is published in the online...milies in the Cincinnati area. Autism is a complex developmental
disability that affects an individual in the areas of social interaction and communication. Autism i...
Johns Hopkins AIDS expert says global strategy needed to combat 'feminization' of HIV/AIDS
...ts out that medical research suggests hormonal and developmental
factors place young women at greater risk than men for contracting the virus when exposed to it. In sub-Saharan Africa, 60 percent of people living with HIV are female, Quinn says, and in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, young women ages 15 to 24 ...
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