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Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Researchers identify process in the brains of mice that may explain repetitive actions in Rett patients

Three-year-old Naomi slaps her forehead a few times, bites her fingers and toddles across the doctor's office in her white and pink pajamas before turning her head into a door with a dull thud. [More]
New study to examine effectiveness of orally administered drug in treating stuttering

New study to examine effectiveness of orally administered drug in treating stuttering

Stuttering, an interruption in the flow of speech, affects about three million Americans. It begins most often in childhood, affecting four men for every woman. A precise cause of this complex communicative disorder is not known. [More]
New open access journal covers latest research on diseases affecting the head and neck areas

New open access journal covers latest research on diseases affecting the head and neck areas

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation is pleased to announce that OTO Open, the Academy's new and official open access journal will be joining the Academy's premier journal, Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, both published by SAGE Publishing. [More]
Study shows continuous electrical stimulation suppresses seizures in patients with epilepsy

Study shows continuous electrical stimulation suppresses seizures in patients with epilepsy

When surgery and medication don't help people with epilepsy, electrical stimulation of the brain has been a treatment of last resort. [More]
TransOral Robotic Surgery may provide good outcomes, survival for oropharyngeal cancer patients

TransOral Robotic Surgery may provide good outcomes, survival for oropharyngeal cancer patients

A new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital finds an incisionless robotic surgery - done alone or in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation - may offer oropharyngeal cancer patients good outcomes and survival, without significant pain and disfigurement. [More]
New mice study identifies trick to enhance memories

New mice study identifies trick to enhance memories

Imagine if playing a new video game or riding a rollercoaster could help you prepare for an exam or remember other critical information. [More]
Learning foreign languages can enhance the brain's ability to code information

Learning foreign languages can enhance the brain's ability to code information

Scientists from the Higher School of Economics together with colleagues from the University of Helsinki have discovered that learning foreign languages enhances the our brain's elasticity and its ability to code information. [More]
Early diagnosis and treatment key to surviving sepsis

Early diagnosis and treatment key to surviving sepsis

Every minute, someone comes into a hospital emergency department in the United States with sepsis, a life-threatening over-response to infection that damages tissues and organs. [More]
Sign language may be highly effective in treating children with apraxia of speech

Sign language may be highly effective in treating children with apraxia of speech

Using sign language with intensive speech therapy may be an effective treatment for children with a rare speech disorder called apraxia of speech, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. [More]
UCLA researchers use noninvasive ultrasound technique to jump-start the brain of coma patient

UCLA researchers use noninvasive ultrasound technique to jump-start the brain of coma patient

A 25-year-old man recovering from a coma has made remarkable progress following a treatment at UCLA to jump-start his brain using ultrasound. [More]
Many stroke patients experience unnecessary delays in presentation to medical services

Many stroke patients experience unnecessary delays in presentation to medical services

A new study reveals that many patients are not aware that they are having a stroke when they are experiencing symptoms. [More]
Genekam develops first therapeutic molecule candidate for Zika viruses

Genekam develops first therapeutic molecule candidate for Zika viruses

GenekamBiotechnology AG, which developed the first test for Zika virus detection in January 2016, has developed as one of first company in the world the therapeutic molecule candidate for Zika viruses, which is likely to be the first potential candidate for Zika-virus therapy. [More]
Maternal language influences first cry of newborn babies

Maternal language influences first cry of newborn babies

The very first cry of neonates is marked by their maternal language. This seems to be especially apparent in tonal languages, where pitch and pitch fluctuation determine the meaning of words. [More]
Study explores how LSD can affect speech and language

Study explores how LSD can affect speech and language

The consumption of LSD, short for lysergic acid diethylamide, can produce altered states of consciousness. [More]

Multi-user virtual reality world can improve communication in stroke survivors with aphasia

A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to research by academics at City University London. [More]
Clinics with comprehensive care for premature infants alleviate concerns for parents

Clinics with comprehensive care for premature infants alleviate concerns for parents

On January 24, 2013, Iris Vega-Figueroa's life changed completely. That's the day she gave birth to her twin girls, Iris and Geraldine. The twins were monoamniotic-monochorionic, meaning they shared one amniotic sack and one placenta in the womb. These rare pregnancies are considered high risk because of the uneven blood flow that occurs between the infants through the placenta. [More]
Federally funded program benefits young children with multiple disabilities

Federally funded program benefits young children with multiple disabilities

Young children with multiple disabilities who are enrolled in Head Start have better literacy, reading and math scores than children who aren't in the federally funded program, indicates a new study by Michigan State University researchers. [More]
Researchers pinpoint specific part of the brain that steps in to adapt for hearing loss in elders

Researchers pinpoint specific part of the brain that steps in to adapt for hearing loss in elders

Researchers have pinpointed the specific part of the brain that older adults rely on to differentiate speech sounds in background noise, which could revolutionize the treatment of hearing loss. [More]
New app helps people with dementia stay connected to memories

New app helps people with dementia stay connected to memories

People suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of age-related dementia sometimes have trouble recognizing friends and family or knowing what to talk about when they visit. [More]
Creative material languages can act as bridge to communicate with autistic children, say researchers

Creative material languages can act as bridge to communicate with autistic children, say researchers

Researchers at the University of Kent are arguing that creativity and intermedial languages can be used as a bridge to communicate with autistic children. [More]
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