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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

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

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

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

Researchers Pioneer Telemedicine Training for Rural Parents of Children with Autism

University of Kansas autism researchers have developed an effective distance parent training program to address critical shortage of ABA-trained professionals in rural communities.
14-Apr-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Sex of Speaker Affects Listener Language Processing

Grammar and syntax have been thought for decades to be automatic and untouchable by other brain processes and that everything else — the sex of the speaker, their dialect, etc. — is stripped away as our brains process the sound signal of a word...
19-Nov-2013 2:00 PM EST

Study Shows That Parenting Improves with Coaching via Cell Phone

First randomized trial shows that texts and calls from parent coaches to young, at-risk mothers improved their parenting skills as well as their well-being and that of their children.
7-Nov-2013 8:00 AM EST

$1.7M Granted for Unique Communication Measure of People with Severe Disabilities

University of Kansas researchers will continue to develop a unique measure of the communication status of individuals with a wide range of intellectual and developmental disabilities with little or no speech.
20-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

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