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2009-06-30 19:59:20

Scottish researchers say they found right hemisphere differences in the brains of those with dyslexia. The study, published in BMC Neuroscience, used magnetic resonance imaging to look at the brains of both dyslexic and normal readers and then linked neurological differences to different language difficulties within the dyslexic group. Cyril Pernet of the University of Edinburgh led a team of researchers that created a typical brain by combining the scans of 39 normal readers. All 38 of the...

2009-06-25 09:08:11

Scottish medical scientists say they have discovered specific structural differences in the brains of people with distinct subtypes of dyslexia. The University of Edinburgh researchers say their findings are among the first to directly link brain structure with dyslexia subtype and symptom severity. Led by Cyril Pernet, the researchers compared magnetic resonance imaging scans of the brains of 38 people who had dyslexia with a typical brain constructed from the scans of 39 normal readers. The...

2009-06-25 07:45:20

Parts of the right hemisphere of the brains of people with dyslexia have been shown to differ from those of normal readers. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to compare the two groups, and were able to associate the neurological differences found with different language difficulties within the dyslexic group.Cyril Pernet, from the University of Edinburgh, worked with a team of researchers to compare the brains of 38 people...

2009-05-22 10:57:09

Up to a third of children with dyslexia could be helped through a 3-D computer program, a British vision researcher said. Those children may have a treatable vision disorder called convergence insufficiency, which makes it difficult to read, Robin Pauc said. Convergence insufficiency is a common two-eye disorder in which the eyes fail to work properly at close range, said Pauc, who runs Tinsley House in Hampshire, a clinic for children with learning and behavioral problems. The disorder can...

2009-04-20 14:08:29

An international team of more than 70 researchers says it has found nine new genes on the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning disabilities. The scientists said they studied nearly all X chromosome genes in 208 families with learning disabilities. The researchers said they also discovered approximately 1 percent of X chromosome genes, when knocked-out, have no apparent effect on an individual's ability to function in the ordinary world. Estimates suggest the prevalence of...

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. The international team studied almost all X chromosome genes in 208 families with learning disabilities - the largest screen of this type ever reported.Remarkably, the team also found that approximately 1ð”Æ’% of X chromosome genes, when knocked-out, have no apparent effect on an individual's...

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. Using data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, researchers at the Mayo Clinic studied the medical records of 5,357 children from Olmsted County, Minn., who were born between 1976-1982. Study leader Dr. Robert Wilder, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist, found that although one exposure to anesthesia was not harmful, more than one almost doubled the...

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. practitioner training course in Los Angeles on April 25. The course is open to special needs professionals and educators, parents of children with attention or learning...

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. "The adults with dyslexia in the study had enough reading experience to match letters and their speech sounds correctly," Vera Blau of the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands was quoted as saying.  "Still, the results show that the way their brain integrates letters and speech sounds is very different from...

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. The ex-Wales and British Lion Player dropped into Blackwood library to speak to young people about his new book, which features his experience with dyslexia. Scott, who was not diagnosed with dyslexia until in his 20s, entertained the students with anecdotes about his experiences before signing and giving out copies of his book The Hardest...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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