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Researchers Awarded $2.4M NIH Grant to Study Leading Genetic Cause of Autism

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Ten-year study of the effect of parenting on the development and behavior of children with Fragile X Syndrome will continue into their adolescence and will continue to include their mothers.
9-Jun-2016 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Award to Fund Research on Brain-Computer Interface Control of Communication Devices

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University of Kansas neuroscientist Jonathan Brumberg has been awarded a $25,000 New Century Scholars Research Grant by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to develop and test a brain-computer interface (BCI) that will directly control...
25-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diabetes Self-Management and Support Improve Health Outcomes in Underserved Communities

Evaluations of Bristol-Myers-Squibb-funded diabetes education and intervention efforts in five underserved communities showed improved clinical outcomes for participants.
11-Jan-2016 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Children with Autism Can Learn to Be Social, Trial Shows

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A joint University of Kansas and University of Washington randomized trial shows that teachers and speech therapists can teach children with autism how to be social with their peers.
8-Apr-2015 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Kansas Research Team Helps WHO Make Sense of Ebola Response Efforts

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The University of Kansas World Health Organization Collaborating Centre is partnering with colleagues in West Africa to collect data on what activities and interventions helped stem the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia to inform future...
10-Dec-2014 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Large Twin Study Suggests That Language Delay Due More to Nature Than Nurture

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A study of 473 sets of twins followed since birth found twins have twice the rate of language delay as do single-born children. Moreover, identical twins have greater rates of language delay than do non-identical twins, strengthening the case for...
21-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Severity, Not Frequency, of Abuse May Predict Mental Health Outcomes of Children in Foster Care

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The first study from an on-going in-depth analysis of the mental health of children in foster care finds that severity, rather than frequency or type of abuse, appears to predict later serious mental health outcomes.
19-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Keywords Hold Our Vocabulary Together in Memory

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Like key players in social networks, University of Kansas scientists have found evidence that there are keywords in word networks that hold together groups of words in our memory. The existence of keywords opens up many possible real-life...
19-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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