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2013-09-18 23:30:11

The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, the world's largest private funder of research into genetic intellectual disability, announces the US portion of it's funding in the first cycle of 2013.

2012-06-13 10:05:12

The velvety voice of Elvis Presley still makes hearts flutter—and in a new study with people who have the rare genetic disorder Williams syndrome, one of the King's classics is among a group of songs that helped to cast light on part of the essence of being human: the mystery of emotion and human interaction.

2012-03-21 00:30:56

A personality profile marked by overly gregarious yet anxious behavior is rooted in abnormal development of a circuit hub buried deep in the front center of the brain, say scientists at the National Institutes of Health.

2010-09-14 12:26:46

Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have uncovered how a structural component inside neurons performs two coordinated dance moves when the connections between neurons are strengthened.

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2010-08-16 08:42:46

Brainwave activity associated with language processing differs sharply in 2 disorders with opposite social profiles: Autism and Williams syndrome.

2010-04-22 16:32:43

Although genetics is the most significant known determinant of human intelligence, how specific genes affect intelligence remains largely unknown.

2010-04-12 14:02:45

Children with the genetic condition known as Williams syndrome have unusually friendly natures because they lack the sense of fear that the rest of us feel in many social situations.

2010-02-01 18:52:13

Imagine that you are emerging from the subway and heading for your destination when you realize that you are going in the wrong direction.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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