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Children’s poor sleep after concussion point to lower brain function: Aussie research

Post Views: 176 Sleep problems, fatigue and attention difficulties in the weeks after a child suffers concussion injuries could mean reduced brain function, according to a latest Australian research. Researchers from the University of Queensland studied via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that scans children’s persistent concussion symptoms and their link to poorer recovery outcomes in […]

01Dec
2019
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Google to fund Peruvian research on detecting early autism via cell phones

Post Views: 172 According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in every 160 children has some type of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurological and developmental disorder whose symptoms and severity vary from person to person, negatively affecting the child’s ability to socialize, communicate and speak. Although it is already possible to make early […]

28Nov
2019
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Researchers find mutation in CUL3 gene responsible for autism

Post Views: 58 Scientists have shown that the mutated CUL3 gene, which is involved in the cell’s clearance of proteins, plays a role in the development of autism and schizophrenia in mice. A new study has revealed that a gene critical in the clearing of unnecessary proteins plays a role in brain growth and contributes […]

24Nov
2019
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Research Roundup: Down Syndrome Memory Pathways and More

Post Views: 98 Every week there are numerous scientific studies published. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting ones. Key Pathway IDed Related to Memory Problems in Down Syndrome Down syndrome is a disorder caused by an additional chromosome 21—trisomy 21. It is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. Memory problems […]

17Nov
2019
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Scientists Reverse Cognitive Deficiets of Down Syndrome Mice

Post Views: 112 Down syndrome is a cognitive disability that can affect a person’s memory or ability to learn — intellectual impairments researchers traditionally thought were untreatable and irreversible. But now, researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Baylor College of Medicine say they’ve reversed the impairments in mouse models of Down syndrome — potentially foreshadowing […]

16Nov
2019
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Short-sightedness: Genetic test could help at-risk children

Post Views: 80 A test that could help identify children at risk of developing severe short-sightedness has been devised by researchers. It usually develops during childhood and is thought to affect up to one in three people in the UK. But one in 10 people are genetically pre-disposed to severe short-sightedness, although not all of […]

07Nov
2019
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Down syndrome carries raised risk of dementia by 55

Post Views: 75 Most people with Down syndrome have dementia by age 55, a new study shows. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, which often results in developmental disabilities. Surviving to middle age used to be rare, with many dying young due to heart problems associated with the syndrome, the researchers noted. […]

06Nov
2019
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Autism associated with excessive weight gain among children

Post Views: 92 Children with autism spectrum disorder are 41% more likely to develop obesity than typically developing children living in the same geographical regions, according to findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis published in Pediatric Obesity. “Children with autism appear to be at a higher risk [for] developing overweight and obesity, particularly when living […]

24Oct
2019
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Fluoride and Autism: Is There a Connection?

Post Views: 99 Researchers report that both fluoride and aluminum (Al3+), individually, are poisonous to the nervous system. Together, they are much worse and can increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is reported in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, (September 2019), reports New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF).  Researchers, Strunecka […]

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