Tag: "developmental" at medical news
Childhood sleep apnea linked to brain damage, lower IQ
...hers point out, because they occur during critical developmental
periods. The frontal cortex matures throughout the teen years and continues well into the 30s, and researchers fear that childhood injury to this area might lead to long-term cognitive deficits. Obstructive sleep apnea affects 2 percent of children...
Metabolic disorder not well-suited for inclusion in newborn screening programs
A metabolic disorder that can lead to developmental
delay and other problems is more common than previ... The clinical signs and symptoms of SCADD include developmental
delay, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels), and epilepsy, according to background information in t...
March of Dimes: Drug to prevent preterm birth needs prompt FDA approval
...year and babies who survive face risks of lifelong developmental
challenges, such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, chronic lung disease, and vision and hearing loss. The Institute of Medicine estimates the national cost of premature birth in 2005 exceeded $26 billion. Progesterone is given as weekly inject...
Methamphetamine use restricts fetal growth, study finds
...nd obesity. "We're also very concerned about the developmental
implications," said Lester, a professor of pediatr...le these children may have some serious health and developmental
challenges, there is no automatic need to label them as damaged and remove them from their biologica...
Barrow receives a $382,869 grant from the National Institutes of Health
...h's Hospital and Medical Center an exploratory and developmental
grant worth nearly $400,000. Barrow's grant application scored in the top one percent of submissions. Within the next two years, researchers led by Jie Wu, M.D., associate staff scientist at Barrow, will use the grant to study the mechanisms of ge...
Child Survival Symposium: Urgent action needed to reduce child mortality worldwide by 2015
...dings include: The current level of official developmental
assistance to maternal, newborn, and child health is inadequate Global aid flows will need to increase sharply during the next 5 years to reach MDG4 The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) should redistribute its resources to c...
Is there a relationship between a mother prompting her child to eat and obesity?
...ints out, "Further work is needed to determine the developmental
underpinnings of this phenomenon and the limits of its effect."...
First evidence that musical training affects brain development in young children
...king no musical training outside school and found developmental
changes over periods as short as four months. While previous studies have shown that older children given music lessons had greater improvements in IQ scores than children given drama lessons, this is the first study to identify these effects in bra...
Top NIH prize goes to three pioneering Stanford scientists
... Barres, MD, PhD, professor of neurobiology and of developmental
biology at Stanford, served on the team that reviewed award applications and met with finalists this year as well as last year (he stepped out of the room for the interviews of the Stanford applicants). Barres applauded the philosophy underlying the ...
Hope for significant new diabetes treatment in Stanford discovery
...se that Seung Kim, MD, PhD, assistant professor of developmental
biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, chose to study why calcineurin inhibition leads to the disease. What is surprising is just how central calcineurin turns out to be in the health and happiness of the insulin-producing pancreatic ...
New study: Preterm birth causes one-third of all infant deaths
...ase, and vision and hearing loss, as well as other developmental
Williams Syndrome, the brain and music
...eletion on brain development." "Relatively subtle developmental
defects can have a significant impact on neurological function," says Dennis O'Leary, a Salk neurobiologist who studies the development of the visual system. "This work opens the door to explaining how genes works through the brain and make us who we...
Study identifies factors correlated with cerebral palsy
...ances in maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, and developmental
neuroscience to describe the best explanatory mechanisms for children with a CP syndrome. Most important is how to use the best science to understand potential pathways that would decrease the functional severity of CP." "With respect to ongoing man...
First Quantum Grant to fund stem cell repair of damage from stroke
...om diverse and complementary areas of expertise in developmental
neurobiology and vascular biology, stem cell biolo...BCM. Robin Lovell-Badge, head of the division of developmental
genetics at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, serves as co-principal investigat...
Columbia pediatricians, Anne Gershon and Richard Polin, awarded top honors
... NewYork-Presbyterian, is renowned for his work on developmental
immunology and neonatal immunity. He helped oversee a recent clinical trial showing that a head cooling device known as the "Cool Cap" can prevent brain damage in oxygen-deprived newborns, yielding the first conclusive evidence that many birth-relate...
Adolescent brains are insensitive to alcohol for a short time, but at great cost
...uman neuroimaging studies are beginning to examine developmental
changes in brain function that are commensurate with the development of emotional intelligence and social behavior. In addition, this is one of the first studies to document tolerance to alcohols effect on social behavior, which occurs in an age-dep...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center prostate SPORE grant renewed
...o these research projects, the SPORE grant funds a developmental
research program to explore innovative research ideas and a career development program for the next generation of prostate cancer scientists. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a national recognition of exce...
Precautionary approach suggested to protect pregnant women and children against industrial chemicals
...felong disability. One in every six children has a developmental
disability and in most cases these disabilities af...micals are the great gaps in testing chemicals for developmental
neurotoxicity and the high level of proof required for regulation. A few industrial chemicals such...
Regulatory pathway in brain development possible basis for malformations
...or called Zfp423. When Zfp423 is mutated in mice, developmental
defects in the cerebellum occur that resemble Dandy-Walker malformations seen in human patients. Dandy-Walker malformations occur in about one in 25,000 human births. Patients have a congenital malformation in the cerebellum, an area of the brai...
Exposures to the insecticide chlorpyrifos in pregnancy adversely affect child development
... chlorpyrifos not only increases the likelihood of developmental
delay, but may have long-term consequences for soc...for other exposures that might have contributed to developmental
problems such as socioeconomic factors and exposure to tobacco smoke, lead, and other environmental ...
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