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2014-09-03 00:22:35

Head growth significantly improved in placebo-controlled trial MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced results of a recently completed phase 2 placebo-controlled trial in pediatric patients. Rett syndrome patients treated with EPI-743 demonstrated a statistically significant increase in head circumference. Decreased brain growth and head circumference are hallmarks of the disease. Rett syndrome is a genetic neurodevelopmental...

2014-07-31 23:23:30

TALK - A new, portable device to help people with Speech Impairments to communicate like never before. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 TALK is a device which will help those who suffer with various types of speech impairments communicate with people in normal form of speech. When wearing the device, a person can use variations in his breath to spell out letters, convey emotions or feelings or even speak out specific, predefined commands. Using acute sensors and sophisticated...

2014-05-31 23:08:04

One of the most renowned integrated therapy centers in Beverly Hills, Innovative Speech & Language Pathology is offering complimentary consultations and screenings for a limited time. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Beverly Hills Speech Therapist Offers Complimentary Consultations and Screening One of the most renowned integrated therapy centers in Beverly Hills, Innovative Speech & Language Pathology is offering free consultations and screenings for a limited time*. ISLP...

2014-05-07 09:38:27

Parents of minority children twice as likely to report that their child lost language, motor skills Some children with autism appear to be developing normally when they are very young. They babble or even talk, make eye contact with their parents, and crawl and walk on schedule. Then suddenly, these skills seem to vanish. Described as developmental regression, this loss of language, motor or social skills occurs more often in black and Hispanic children compared to white children,...

2013-11-07 13:04:41

In an article appearing in Medical Hypotheses on September 20, a New York-based physician-researcher from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine has called for the testing of umbilical cord blood for levels of a growth protein that could help predict an infant's propensity to later develop autism. Based on an analysis of findings in prior published studies, Touro researcher Gary Steinman, MD, PhD, proposes that depressed levels of a protein called insulin-like growth factor (IGF) could...

Eye Contact Could Be Early Autism Marker In Young Infants
2013-11-07 08:47:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Though autism typically isn’t diagnosed during the first 24 months of a child’s life, new research suggests that eye contact in young infants could be the earliest marker for the neural development disorder. In research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and appearing in this week’s edition of the journal Nature, Dr. Warren Jones and Dr. Ami Klin of the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta found that a...

2013-10-11 10:52:35

UAlberta researcher and ISTAR executive director says study results could increase understanding of brain and speech production, improving treatment. A new study by a University of Alberta researcher shows that children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter. The findings not only improve our understanding of how the brain is built for speech production and why people stutter, but also affirm the...

2013-10-01 15:21:44

Sleep duration is shorter and they are more prone to frequent waking at night Total sleep duration is shorter and punctuated by more frequent waking at night, the research shows. Poor quality sleep may affect daytime learning and behaviour, say the authors. Disrupted sleep patterns have been linked to autism before, but the quality of the evidence accumulated to date has often been compromised by small sample size, lack of agreed definitions, and poor comparability of study...

2013-09-18 13:22:43

UC Davis MIND Institute research finds rigorous evaluations are needed to accurately diagnose autism in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome Children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, who frequently are believed to also have autism, often may be misidentified because the social impairments associated with their developmental delay may mimic the features of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute suggests. The study is the first to...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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