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2013-02-13 15:04:21

In the journal PLoS Biology, a team of scientists reports experiments showing how the gene defect of Angelman syndrome disrupts neurological processes that may be needed for memory and learning. In tests in mice, the team showed that a novel compound could restore the healthy processes. In a new study in mice, a scientific collaboration centered at Brown University lays out in unprecedented detail a neurological signaling breakdown in Angelman syndrome, a disorder that affects thousands of...

2013-02-12 17:05:29

About 1 in 150 children are affected by an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulty with language, communication, and social interaction. A critical review of several published studies evaluating the potential for therapy or assistance dogs to help children with ASD overcome some of these challenges is published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers....

Primates Spontaneously Adjust Their Movements With Their Partners To Reach Synchrony
2013-01-28 09:55:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research that has shown how humans synchronize their body movements without any conscious effort has been carried over to studies into primate behavior. Much in the same manner that humans will fine-tune their gait to be in sync with those walking around them, or will slow or speed up their claps to be in unison with an applauding audience, researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have found that pairs...

2013-01-19 23:04:55

In its latest blog titled "The Autism Epidemic in America," Marble Media LLC´s Mommyhotspot.com is asking readers for their experiences with Autism, and asks and input on the results of a new study that finds some children outgrow autism. Fort Lee, NJ (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 In the latest blog from Marble Media LLC´s Mommyhotspot.com readers are being called upon to share experiences with autism and discuss the ever-changing dialogue on the disorder in an effort to separate...

2012-12-17 14:33:32

Parents often wonder how much of the world their young children really understand. Though typically developing children are not able to speak or point to objects on command until they are between eighteen months and two years old, they do provide clues that they understand language as early as the age of one. These clues provide a point of measurement for psychologists interested in language comprehension of toddlers and young children with autism, as demonstrated in a new video-article...

2012-12-08 05:03:47

Customer appreciation sale offers a 50 percent discount on all downloadable products and professional training webcasts. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 In special recognition of all of its loyal customers, Special Learning, Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the autism community, announced today the start of a year-end customer appreciation sale. Throughout December 2012, all customers will receive 50 percent off...

2012-12-06 15:28:02

The study, led by an OHSU School of Dentistry researcher, is the first to link blood pressure with levels of a molecule known as BDNF, or Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry have made an important connection between a molecule critical to nerve cells and high blood pressure. Production of the molecule Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) appears to increase dramatically in blood pressure-sensing nerve cells...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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