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

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and elsewhere say the shortened lines of text often found in e-books are less likely to become jumbled in a person’s mind. As the text becomes easier to read, those who may have had difficulty before walk...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 by the Yale School of Medicine could allow for earlier diagnoses and more successful interventions. The research team, led by Jeffrey R. Gruen, MD, professor of pediatrics, genetics and investigative medicine at Yale, analyzed data from more than...

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. Dyslexia is largely hereditary and linked to a number of genes, the functions of which are, however, largely unknown. This present study from Karolinska Institutet and Helsinki University now shows that one of these genes, DCDC2, is involved in regulating the signalling of cilia in brain...

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. The researchers also found that a genetic alteration in DCDC2 leads to a disruption in the formation of brain circuits that make it possible to read. This genetic alteration is transmitted within families. "These promising results now have the potential to lead to improved diagnostic methods...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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