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2009-10-05 10:00:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 3,000 special-education teachers, educators, speech-language pathologists, healthcare professionals and researchers from the US and around the world are expected to attend the International Dyslexia Association 60th Annual Conference, Nov.

2009-09-17 11:29:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben Shifrin, Head of Jemicy School in Owings Mills, Maryland, has been named to the Executive Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). Mr.

2009-08-04 15:19:21

A recent study of more than 2,000 identical twins found that medical problems early in life, rather than the neurotoxic effects of anesthesia, are likely linked to an individual's risk for developing learning disabilities.

2009-08-04 15:13:38

A recent study of more than 2,000 identical twins found that medical problems early in life, rather than the neurotoxic effects of anesthesia, are likely linked to an individual's risk for developing learning disabilities

2009-07-28 20:57:03

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2009-07-28 10:25:00

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not delivered by C-section. These findings are reported in the current issue of the journal Anesthesiology.

2009-07-27 15:55:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not delivered by C-section.

2009-06-30 19:59:20

Scottish researchers say they found right hemisphere differences in the brains of those with dyslexia.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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