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KU Grant to Examine Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Youth Violence in KC

A four-year, $1.7 million U.S. Health & Human Services grant will examine the effect of the combined support of multiple organizations and agencies on the same group of youth to prevent violence in Kansas City, Kansas.
16-Nov-2017 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

$2.3m Grant to Fund New Direction in Autism Spectrum Disorders Research at KU

Study will define motor deficits in autism spectrum disorders from childhood through adulthood. The long-term goal to learn about the causes of both motor and related behavioral issues to develop more objective, biologically based targets for...
19-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Getting Inside Teens’ Heads: Study Upsets Beliefs About Feelings and Exercise Probability

A pilot study tracking adolescents’ internal psychological states and physical activity in near real-time challenges prevailing assumptions about how to increase physical activity.
15-Feb-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Parenting Significantly Impacts Development of Children with Fragile X Syndrome

A longitudinal study of children with Fragile X Syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism, and their mothers found that sustained maternal responsivity had a significant positive impact on the children's development, even mitigating declines...
14-Feb-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Reading Picture Books with Children Holds Promise for Treating a Common Language Disorder

A clinical trial of interactive book reading finds that children with Specific Language Impairment need to hear a word 36 times to learn it vs. 12 times for typically-developing children. Treatment materials are freely available to speech-language...
18-Jan-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Nutritional Supplement Could Prevent Thousands of Early Preterm Births

Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials suggest that thousands of early preterm births could be prevented if pregnant women took daily docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements
25-Oct-2016 5:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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

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

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