Tag: "language" at medical news
Williams Syndrome, the brain and music
...e discrepancy between their engaging social use of language
and their poor visual-spatial skills is startling,...erfect pitch, may underlie the unusual musical and language
skills. First author Mark Eckert, formerly at Stanford and now an assistant professor at the Medic...
Penn researchers find Lou Gehrig's, FTD disease protein
...se. Progressive changes in social, behavioral, and language
skills are part of FTD; some patients also develop motor neuron disease. In some patients diagnosed with ALS a progressive neurological disorder that destroys motor neurons dementia can also be a later complication. While most people have heard ...
Plastic surgery patients honored for courage, altruism
...nd doctors by learning to communicate through sign language
by age four but was unable to speak due to a severe cleft palate. Despite doctors' concerns, Ashley's family was adamant about correcting the physical deformity, so Ashley's plastic surgeon decided to correct her palate. By second grade, Ashley began...
'Yarning about Mental Health' during International Mental Health Week
... and learn more about culture. So I can speak more language
and pass it on to the kids. I want to learn about corroboree. I want to understand when they sing in ceremony. I want to stop fighting and arguing too.' At the launch of the booklet during International Mental Health Week at the third AIMHI NT (Aust...
Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety
...eting. In the next week, the site will contain lay language
versions of almost 20 meeting papers. These papers...at humpback whales possess a vastly more elaborate language
than previously known. Noad's team has catalogued at least 622 different sounds the whales use in di...
Psychologist to study how we put stress into words
...is leading a new project to study the mechanism of language
processing that governs how stress is assigned in ...ons for the developmental processes of reading and language
development. It is critically important to be able to understand the process of reading in order to ...
Rockhampton part of worldwide fight against respiratory infections
...impairment that can result in delays in speech and language
development. The Centre is seeking to improve vaccine technologies and non-injection type delivery systems for protection against a range of respiratory bacterial infections. As part of the strategy, the Centre is examining the interactions betwe...
Medical text takes on an Aussie style
...dn't make any difference, but when it comes to the language
of medicine getting it right is vital. Authored by two Queensland University of Technology academics, Australia's first medical terminology textbook was launched this week and aims to advance the understanding of medical terms. Sue Walker and Jen...
Breastfeeding overcomes a genetic tendency toward ear infections, scientists discover
...titis media"). These infections can interfere with language
development and lead to learning difficulties. Scientists have long known that genetics plays a role in this vulnerability, but very few investigations have been done to pinpoint the specific genes involved. Their complex relationship with specific i...
UCSF pharmacy school receives major grant from Amgen Foundation for Medicare Part D outreach
...f student pharmacists with diverse backgrounds and language
skills. "Meeting the health care needs of olde...accessible to those who have significant income or language
barriers. We are grateful for the support of the Amgen Foundation and are very excited to continue ...
Computer scientists unravel 'language of surgery'
...he project. "We can think of that structure as the language
of surgery.' To develop mathematical models for th...h as suturing, a key first step in deciphering the language
of surgery. The lead author, Johns Hopkins graduate student Henry C. Lin, received the conference aw...
Mandarin language is music to the brain
...en shown that the left side of the brain processes language
and the right side processes music; but what about a language
like Mandarin Chinese, which is musical in nature with wide tonal ranges" UC Irvine researcher Fa...
Defibrillators should be available in ski resorts
...pean Resuscitation Council guidelines and, despite language
barriers, communicated well because they all knew what they were expected to do. But they were unable to locate a defibrillator in the first aid room. "We were on the top of the mountain, a cable-car journey from either of the two local towns. The ...
UAB researchers assess psychopathological symptoms in pre-school children
... aim is that these not only focus on children with language
disorders, developmental delay, etc, but also on the whole of this population, based on the idea that improving prevention is much easier with children of this age group. This age group is crucial for the future, since 99% of children who do not su...
Reading Shakespeare has dramatic effect on human brain
...iversity of Liverpool has found that Shakespearean language
excites positive brain activity, adding further drama to the bard's plays and poetry. Shakespeare uses a linguistic technique known as functional shift that involves, for example using a noun to serve as a verb. Researchers found that this techniqu...
Antenatal fish oil supplements boost kids' hand-eye coordination
... There were no significant overall differences in language
skills and growth between the two groups of childr...ements scored more highly on measures of receptive language
(comprehension), average phrase length, and vocabulary. And children whose mothers had taken fish ...
Neurons targeted by dementing illness may have evolved for complex social cognition
... array of cognitive symptoms, including memory and language
impairment, with little change in social behavior. The researchers found early, severe, and selective loss of VENs in FTD, which showed a 69% reduction compared to AD and controls after controlling for overall neuronal loss. "Our findings suggest tha...
Model language unveiled to help clinical researchers disclose financial conflicts
...ity, and Wake Forest University have published new language
designed to help clinical researchers better discl...7 issue of IRB: Ethics and Human Research, the new language
is designed to provide guidance for researchers seeking to properly disclose the types of financial ...
Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia
...ne of her male patients connected the onset of his language
problem at age 43 to the period after his vasectom...er's. Whether a patient will get the behavioral or language
problems depends on where the disease causes the most destruction in the brain. In FTD, most of the...
Sign language at your fingertips, anytime, anywhere
The world's first sign language
dictionary available from a mobile phone has been ...y free and users of Signstation, the Centre's sign language
resource web, will be alerted to the new service. Jim Kyle, Harry Crook Professor of Deaf Studies...
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