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Down's Syndrome Genes Shut Off In New Breakthrough
2013-07-18 05:30:06

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have made a huge breakthrough in our understanding of Down's syndrome. They reported in the online science journal Nature, that in a lab, they have switched off the extra chromosome that causes the disorder in humans. This is the proof-of-principal that opens the doorway for exciting new discoveries about this condition. Down's syndrome is the world's leading genetically...

2013-07-15 23:03:29

Bridges to Recovery has launched a useful website that is certain to be very helpful to individuals who might be considering treatment for mental health issues, disorders and phobias. Pacific Palisades, Ca (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Bridges to Recovery has launched a useful website that is certain to be very helpful to individuals who might be considering treatment for mental health issues, disorders and phobias. Bridgestorecoveryreviews.com can provide helpful information, reviews and...

2013-06-24 14:48:57

Patients with paroxysmal AF, even in the absence of significant concomitant cardiac disease, showed signs of depression, sleeping disorders and low levels of physical activity Electrophysiologists (EPs) rate the quality of life of patients with Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) significantly better than the patients themselves do, with the greatest level of disagreement about mental health. The abstract study,¹ presented at the EHRA EUROPACE meeting, 23 to 26 June, in Athens, Greece,...

2013-06-19 23:02:56

The Neurosciences Institute at Abington Memorial Hospital recently opened the Movement Disorders Center to treat neurological disorders in which there is either an excess of movement or a deficiency of movement that is not due to weakness or paralysis. Abington, PA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The Movement Disorders Center combines the expertise of neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and urologists with specialists in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology. The team...

2013-06-14 13:49:32

Study shows autism vulnerability genes are also affected in fetal alcohol disorder In a surprising new finding, a Northwestern Medicine® study has found a common molecular vulnerability in autism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Both disorders have symptoms of social impairment and originate during brain development in utero. This the first research to explore a common mechanism for these disorders and link their molecular vulnerabilities. The study found male offspring of...

2013-06-14 12:29:03

-Both Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder are neurodevelopmental in origin. -A new rodent study has found that these disorders share common molecular vulnerabilities. -Findings also suggest that a low dose of the thyroid hormone thyroxin (T4) to the pregnant mothers appears to alleviate some of the effects of alcohol exposure on their offspring. The term Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) refers to a continuum of disabilities caused by prenatal alcohol...

Learning Disabilities Affect One In Ten Students
2013-04-19 05:57:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Specific learning disabilities (SLDs) such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism affect up to 10 percent of the population, and many children are affected by one of more of these disorders, researchers from University College London (UCL) and Goldsmiths, University of London claim in a new study. That translates to two to three children in every classroom, the UK researchers wrote Thursday in the journal Science. The authors said...


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