News tagged with intellectual disabilities
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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 |
Doctors have known for many years that patients with fragile X syndrome, the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, are often also diagnosed with autism. But little has been known about how the two diagnoses ...
Genetics Dec 12, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 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 |
Genetics researchers have identified a key gene that, when mutated, causes the rare multisystem disorder Cornelia deLange syndrome (CdLS). By revealing how mutations in the HDAC8 gene disrupt the biology of proteins that ...
Genetics Aug 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A team led by scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) publishes research today indicating a striking association between genes found disrupted in children with autism and genes that are targets of FMRP, the protein ...
Genetics Apr 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Results of a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may help pave the way to a treatment for a neurogenetic disorder often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism.
Genetics Dec 21, 2011 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Clumsy fruit flies with poor posture are helping an international team of scientists understand inherited intellectual disability in humans and vice versa.
Genetics Jul 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Children born with rare, inherited conditions known as Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation, or CDG, have mutations in one of the many enzymes the body uses to decorate its proteins and cells with sugars. Properly diagnosing ...
Genetics May 10, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Using a state-of-the-art DNA sequencing technique, UA researchers have discovered genetic mutations underlying seizure disorders in previously undiagnosed children.
Neuroscience May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The age at which a child with autism is diagnosed is related to the particular suite of behavioral symptoms he or she exhibits, new research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison shows.
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 09, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Children with autism have increased levels of genetic change in regions of the genome prone to DNA rearrangements, so called "hotspots," according to a research discovery to be published ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 03, 2013 | 3.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have found that missteps in a basic cellular process, RNA splicing, is the culprit behind a class of rare neurological disorders manifested by intellectual disability and stunted development.
Genetics Mar 29, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
UC Irvine neurobiologists have found a novel molecular mechanism that helps trigger the formation of long-term memory. The researchers believe the discovery of this mechanism adds another piece to the puzzle in the ongoing ...
Neuroscience Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Signaling pathway linked to fetal alcohol risk: Molecular switch promises new targets for diagnosis, therapy
Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading preventable cause of developmental disorders in developed countries. And fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), a range of alcohol-related birth defects that includes fetal alcohol syndrome, ...
Medical research Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |