Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a number of neurological conditions that affect muscle control and movement. Children with cerebral palsy have difficulties in controlling their muscle movement as they grow and develop.
Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a term that encompasses several neurological conditions that affect a child's movement and coordination. It mainly occurs due to damage to the brain that may occur before, during or soon after birth.

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Rare gene mutations can cause cerebral palsy, confirms new study

Rare gene mutations can cause cerebral palsy, confirms new study

Study identifies mutations in single genes that can be responsible for cerebral palsy

Study identifies mutations in single genes that can be responsible for cerebral palsy

New tool can employ MRI scan data to predict motor development risks for preterm infants

New tool can employ MRI scan data to predict motor development risks for preterm infants

Scientists identify mutations in single genes linked to certain cases of cerebral palsy

Scientists identify mutations in single genes linked to certain cases of cerebral palsy

Acid reflux drug could help newborns recover from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Acid reflux drug could help newborns recover from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

Brain wiring genes may be linked to a significant portion of cerebral palsy cases

Brain wiring genes may be linked to a significant portion of cerebral palsy cases

Intra-CREATE grants awarded to support research on personalized medicine and cell therapy

Intra-CREATE grants awarded to support research on personalized medicine and cell therapy

Novel technique sheds new light on the risky behavior of adolescents

Novel technique sheds new light on the risky behavior of adolescents

Combination of stem cell therapy and educational intervention can help kids with ASD

Combination of stem cell therapy and educational intervention can help kids with ASD

Young children use the right and left brain hemispheres to understand language

Young children use the right and left brain hemispheres to understand language

Study analyzes link between maternal insecticide use during pregnancy and neonatal jaundice

Study analyzes link between maternal insecticide use during pregnancy and neonatal jaundice

Early blood test could detect birth asphyxia

Early blood test could detect birth asphyxia

UMass Amherst chemist and kinesiologist synthesize artificial fuel for muscle

UMass Amherst chemist and kinesiologist synthesize artificial fuel for muscle

Antenatal treatment can improve outcomes in preterm children

Antenatal treatment can improve outcomes in preterm children

Risk of cerebral palsy in IVF children has declined by over 50% in the past 20 years

Risk of cerebral palsy in IVF children has declined by over 50% in the past 20 years

Surgical technique for premature babies with brain hemorrhage reduces long-term disability

Surgical technique for premature babies with brain hemorrhage reduces long-term disability

Research reveals new genetic insights into how the brain folds

Research reveals new genetic insights into how the brain folds

Pandemic upends the lives of people with disabilities — and of their caregivers

Pandemic upends the lives of people with disabilities — and of their caregivers

Children with developmental disabilities at greater risk of developing asthma

Children with developmental disabilities at greater risk of developing asthma

Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?

Does COVID-19 injure the placenta of pregnant women?