News tagged with intellectual ability
Marital conflict is a significant source of environmental stress for children, and witnessing such conflict may harm children's stress response systems which, in turn, may affect their mental and intellectual development.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 28, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—An ingredient used for decades in cough syrup, and to treat a variety of conditions, could hold the key to improving memory, language, and learning in people with Down syndrome.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Using brain scans of children and adults watching Sesame Street, cognitive scientists are learning how children's brains change as they develop intellectual abilities like reading and math.
Neuroscience Jan 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Research sheds new light on virus associated with developmental delays and deafness; Offers hope for treatment
A new study published online in PLOS ONE reveals that primitive human stem cells are resistant to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), one of the leading prenatal causes of congenital intellectual disability, deafness and deform ...
Medical research Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Human intelligence and behavior require optimal functioning of a large number of genes, which requires enormous evolutionary pressures to maintain. A provocative hypothesis published in a recent set of Science and Society ...
Genetics Nov 12, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (37) | 78 |
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that a single protein plays an oversized role in intellectual and behavioral development. The scientists found that mutations in a single ...
Genetics Nov 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
IQ, the standard measure of intelligence, can increase or fall significantly during our teenage years, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust, and these changes are associated with changes to the ...
Neuroscience Oct 19, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (15) | 5 |
Recently the number of genes known to be associated with Alzheimer's disease has increased from four to eight, including the MS4A gene cluster on chromosome 11. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0