Latest learning disabilities Stories

2009-04-19 13:17:17

A collaboration between more than 70 researchers across the globe has uncovered nine new genes on the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning disabilities.

2009-03-25 18:55:15

U.S. researchers found children who had multiple surgeries under anesthesia before age 3 are at higher risk of learning disabilities later.

2009-03-18 16:48:00

Novel approach improves reading and attention deficits in children and adults. IRVINE, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Raviv Method, an innovative neuro-cognitive approach to correcting learning and attention deficits associated with dyslexia, AD(H)D and related neurological disorders, will launch its first U.S.

2009-03-16 08:26:16

A comparison study sheds new light on the roots of dyslexia. The new research looks at the brains of people with the learning disability compared to normal readers.

2008-10-01 18:00:25

RUGBY star Scott Quinnell entertained students from St Cenydd and Pontllanfraith Comprehensive Schools during an appearance at a Valleys library.

2008-08-03 03:00:23

By Mandell, David S Eleey, Catharine C; Cederbaum, Julie A; Noll, Elizabeth; Hutchinson, M Katherine; Jemmott, Loretta S; Blank, Michael B ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: To estimate the relative risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among children identified as having learning disabilities through the special education system.

2008-07-30 00:00:40

LEADING ARTICLE Shameful neglect of disabled patients reflects wider attitudes In the great, swirling debate about reform of the British health system, the dangers of creating a "two-tier" service in which the rich and the poor enjoy different standards of treatment is a recurring theme.

2008-04-09 11:50:00

Chinese scientists reported results of a study that found dyslexia affects different parts of the brain in children, depending on whether they learned to read English or Chinese.

2007-09-21 06:00:28

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2005-11-07 13:44:50

In a surprise twist that recalls the film classic "Flowers for Algernon," but adds a happy ending, UCLA scientists used statins, a popular class of cholesterol drugs, to reverse the attention deficits linked to the leading genetic cause of learning disabilities. The Nov. 8 issue of Current Biology reports the findings, which were studied in mice bred to develop the disease, called neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1).

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.