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Doctor and Researchers use Japanese Strategy Game Go to Help Children with Developmental Disabilities

Posted: 07/26/18 14:37

Doctor and Researchers use Japanese Strategy Game Go to Help Children with Developmental Disabilities

In a new approach to helping children with developmental disabilities, one doctor and go enthusiast has been using the strategy game in rehabilitation activities for the children. Doctor Toru Masaoka, 85, is head of Kansai Kiin, an association of professional go players in Osaka, and has been piloting “go therapy” with the children. Recently he began collecting medical data on the...

The Hidden Complexity Underlying a Common Cause of Autism

Posted: 07/12/18 16:18

The Hidden Complexity Underlying a Common Cause of Autism 

Genes located in a large chromosomal aberration associated with autism interact with each other to modulate the variable symptoms of the disease, according to new research. A collaborative team led by Penn State researchers tested the role of these genes individually and in tandem by reducing the amount of the genes expressed in a fruit fly model. The research, which appears June 29, 2018 in the journal Nature...

New Insight into how Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

Posted: 07/05/18 15:47

New Insight into how Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed a molecular mechanism that may play a role in the development of autism. By taking skin cells from patients and reprogramming those cells to become brain cells through genetic engineering, Dr. Ernst, graduate student Scott Bell, and Edward A. Fon and Thomas M. Durcan, colleagues...

Scientists Learn More About How Gene Linked to Autism Affects Brain

Posted: 06/25/18 12:56

Scientists Learn More About How Gene Linked to Autism Affects Brain

New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing brain, and its loss can harm those connections to help fuel the complex developmental condition. Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report in Developmental Cell their data clarify the biological role of the gene CHD8 and its...

Overcoming Barriers by Disabilities through the Nora Project

Posted: 06/19/18 11:47

Overcoming Barriers by Disabilities through the Nora Project

But for kids with disabilities, it's even easier to be left out. Now, a new program at one north suburban middle school is changing that, one friend at a time. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez has the story of the Nora Project. A group of 4th graders greet their friend Fin with smiles and high fives. He and Conor are part of a project that connects children with mental and physical disabilities with buddies. In this case at Sunset...

Governor of Colorado Rejects Medical Marijuana for Autism Treatment

Posted: 06/12/18 12:18

Governor of Colorado Rejects Medical Marijuana for Autism Treatment

Adults and children with autism and their parents and caregivers held an early rally at the Colorado state capitol building maintaining the vigil for the rest of the day. Their cause was gaining support of Colorado HB 1263, which would have granted children with autism access...

Prediction Method for Epileptic Seizures Developed

Posted: 06/08/18 00:00

 

Epileptic seizures strike with little warning and nearly one third of people living with epilepsy are resistant to treatment that controls these attacks. More than 65 million people worldwide are living with epilepsy. Now researchers at the University of Sydney have used advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop a generalized method to predict when seizures will strike that will not require surgical implants. Dr. Omid Kavehei from the Faculty of Engineering and IT and...

Sugars in Infant Formulas Pose Risk to Babies with Inherited Metabolic Disorder

Posted: 05/30/18 15:35

Sugars in Infant Formulas Pose Risk to Babies with Inherited Metabolic Disorder

Babies with inherited intolerance of fructose face a risk of acute liver failure if they are fed certain widely available formulas containing fructose, pediatricians and geneticists are warning. Baby formula manufacturers should remove fructose or sucrose, or explicitly label their products to allow parents to avoid those sweeteners if necessary, the doctors say. In a recent paper in Molecular Genetics and...

New Research has Potential to Predict Children at Risk for Autism

Posted: 05/23/18 16:05

New Research has Potential to Predict Children at Risk for Autism<o:p>

A groundbreaking study being done at Boston Children's that research say could potentially predict whether a child as young as 3 months old is at-risk for developing autism. Right now, most children can't receive a reliable diagnosis until at least 1 year.  Chase Minicucci and his mother, Hillary Steele Minicucci. regularly go to Boston Children’s to track his development. Chase seems to be a typically...

Cannabidiol Significantly Reduces Seizures in Patients with Severe Form of Epilepsy

Posted: 05/23/18 16:04

Cannabidiol Significantly Reduces Seizures in Patients with Severe Form of Epilepsy

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a "high" and has been an increasing focus of medical research, was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial to significantly reduce the number of dangerous seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In the new study comparing two doses of CBD to a placebo, the...

How Can We Help Children with Brain Injuries Transition Back to School?

Posted: 05/23/18 16:00

How Can We Help Children with Brain Injuries Transition Back to School?

Children with brain injuries face significant challenges when transitioning from hospital or home to school where they face issues such as lack of educator understanding and catching up with missed work. In the current issue of NeuroRehabilitation, leading researchers in the field of pediatric brain injury from across the globe identify today's key issues in supporting children and youth with brain injuries...

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