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E-readers Help Dyslexic Students
2013-09-19 06:12:20

E-readers, such as Amazon’s Kindle or the Barnes & Noble Nook, are more effective than paper for those with dyslexia. Less than an issue of the electronic screen, researchers say the shortened lines of text often found in e-books are less likely to become jumbled in a person’s mind.

Unraveling The Mystery Of Dyslexia Through Genetic Research
2013-06-14 05:57:46

Many students are not diagnosed with dyslexia and other learning disabilities until high school, making treatments less effective. A new study of the genetic origins of these conditions could allow for earlier diagnoses and more successful interventions.

2011-06-20 19:53:33

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that a gene linked to dyslexia has a surprising biological function: it controls cilia, the antenna-like projections that cells use to communicate.

2005-10-28 13:39:27

Pediatric researchers at Yale School of Medicine have identified a gene on human chromosome 6 called DCDC2, which is linked to dyslexia, a reading disability affecting millions of children and adults.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.