Epilepsy I am writing this as, partly, a rant. I don't want pity, and I don't feel sorry for myself. If you think you need to “feel” something, feel [...]
Families of SMA is dedicated to creating a treatment and cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) by funding and advancing a comprehensive research program, including drug discovery programs to make [...]
Joey Furlong, hospitalized fourth-grader asked to take a standardized test, becomes a symbol in high-stakes testing battle
News that a fourth-grader in the hospital for severe epilepsy was asked to take a standardized test has angered parents and galvanized the anti-standardized testing crowd. As reported in The [...]
NIMH Director Thomas Insel says the DSM lacks validity and that “patients with mental disorders deserve better”.
"No one is born with the innate ability to recognize numerals."
The one thing in my life I would like to cure.
Catherine Wu, M.D., and colleagues have published a study that shows how gene mutations shift and evolve over time in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This evolution, they report, holds the... [...]
Proximal Femoral Geometry Before and After Varus Rotational Osteotomy in Children With Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Hip Dysplasia
You could be reading the full-text of this article now... Background: Surgical management of hip dysplasia in children with cerebral palsy (CP) usually includes varus rotational osteotomy (VRO) of the [...]
New Orleans, LA Â Jennifer Lentz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology & Biocommunications and a member of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, is [...]
The National Association of the Deaf and the American Association of the Deaf-Blind have released a formal statement on the euthanizing of twins in Belgium who preferred death to becoming [...]
Joubert Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by decreased muscle tone, difficulties with coordination, abnormal eye movements, abnormal breathing pattern and cognitive impairment. These issues are due to abnormal [...]
Not enough doctors are aware of auditory processing disorder, the Canadian Association of Speech-language Pathologists and Audiologists says. (iStock) A little-known hearing disorder affecting two to three per cent of [...]
IMAGE: Ulrich Mueller, PhD, (center) isa professor in the Department of Cell Biology,director of the Dorris Neuroscience Center at The Scripps Research Institute, and lead author of the Cell paper;Wei... [...]
Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012 in Los Angeles. They [...]
Documents that explain life-saving medical procedures or how to take part in research can be difficult to understand, but with a $600,000 grant the University of Rochester Medical Center is [...]
"Storm" a poem by autistic self-advocate Amy Sequenzia.
People who are born deaf process the senses of touch and sight differently than those who are born with normal hearing, a new study reports. The finding supports the notion [...]
This week we continue our conversation on ASD and DSM-5 with leading autism expert and bestselling author Dr. Fred Volkmar director of The Yale Child Development Center. Dr. Volkmar will [...]
The beneficial effect of removing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is not mediated by reduction of ventricle volume, research suggests. This would be an obvious [...]
1 Department of Clinical Genetics, Division of Human Genetics and Genome Research, National Research Centre, Cairo 12311, Egypt 2 Department of Radiology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt 3 Department of Paediatrics, [...]
Communication between the brain and muscle must be strong for us to eat, breathe or walk. Now scientists have found that a protein known to be on the surface of [...]
(LiveScience) Individuals who are born deaf use the "hearing" part of their brain to feel touch and to see objects, suggests new research that highlights the plasticity of the human [...]