Latest Kennedy Krieger Institute Stories

2014-07-01 03:30:22

UCSF shows success of randomized clinical trial for kids with autism, establishing it as a time and cost effective tool Juliana Bunim, University of California - San Francisco UC San Francisco researchers have completed the first Internet-based clinical trial for children with autism, establishing it as a viable and cost effective method of conducting high-quality and rapid clinical trials in this population. In their study, published in the June 2014 issue of the Journal of the...

2014-05-20 23:16:32

SoundConnect is honored to be able to contribute to this amazing foundation that helps children and support families. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 SoundConnect, an industry leading unified communication and collaboration company, took a stand for Children at the 6th Annual Golf Invitational Benefit for the Nicholas Blanco Foundation. This Foundation’s annual golf invitational supports programs for children with severe disabilities. The two main benefactors of this year...

2014-05-05 23:02:29

In honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 8, 2014), a Pediatric Occupational Therapist offers tips to keep children & families safe. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 While a swimming pool, pond, lake, stream, or river may be a source of tranquility to most, to a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it can be deadly. According to a 2011 study by the Interactive Autism Network and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, 49% of children with ASD attempt...

2014-01-28 09:12:25

Kennedy Krieger researchers develop valid and accurate model for FSHD Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute recently announced study findings showing the successful development of a humanized preclinical model for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), providing scientists with a much needed tool to accelerate novel therapeutic research and development. Published in Human Molecular Genetics, the study outlines the validity of a unique model that, for the first time,...

Port-Wine Stain Birthmark And Sturge-Weber Syndrome Tied By Gene
2013-05-12 09:49:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Maryland have discovered a genetic mutation they say is responsible for both port-wine stain birthmarks and a rare neurological condition known as Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS). According to The Telegraph, the birthmarks are caused by “abnormally dilated capillaries in the skin, which produce reddish to purplish discoloration.” Now the researchers have discovered...

2013-04-13 23:01:35

The Virgin Islands´ 6th Annual Autism Conference will feature presentations by an expert from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and one of the nation´s top children´s hospitals — Dr. Georgina Peacock, a medical officer and developmental-behavioral pediatrician at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — at the University of the Virgin Islands on April 17, on St. Thomas, and April 18,...

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