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Video Game Improves Balance in Youth with Autism

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Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various “ninja” poses could help children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their balance, according to a recent study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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UCI Wins Federal Grant to Explore Link Between Family Income, Early Brain Development

Based on a growing body of small-scale studies documenting that brain development in children from low-income households differs from brain development in children from higher-income households, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development has awarded $7.8 million to the University of California, Irvine for a five-year research project.

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Pesticides, Aging, Parkinson Disease, Neurodegeneration

Good Cells Gone Bad

A new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the first to show precisely how a process in nerve cells called the S-nitrosylation (SNO) reaction—which can be caused by aging, pesticides and pollution—may contribute to Parkinson’s disease.

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Wichita State University Professor Co-Authors Third Book in Personal Development Series

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Ray Hull, professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University, understands that the ability to learn is imperative for every person seeking a goal. This is why he included "The Art of Learning and Self-Development" in the personal development series that he co-authors with New York Times best-selling author Jim Stovall.

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Depression, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, EKG, elecgtrocardiogam, Heart Rate Variability, Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia, RSV

Simple Electrocardiogram Can Determine Whether a Patient Has Major Depression or Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds

A groundbreaking Loyola Medicine study suggests that a simple 15-minute electrocardiogram could help a physician determine whether a patient has major depression or bipolar disorder.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD, Tumor Necrosis Factor, TNF

Study to Examine How Tumor Necrosis Factor Works to Reduce Intestinal Inflammation

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An investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.5 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH for the study of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and its role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Concussion, RNA, Microrna, TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury

Molecules in Spit May Be Able to Diagnose and Predict Length of Concussions

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Diagnosing a concussion can sometimes be a guessing game, but clues taken from small molecules in saliva may be able to help diagnose and predict the duration of concussions in children, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Age and Gut Bacteria Contribute to MS Disease Progression, According to Rutgers Study

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29078267

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Down Syndrome, Centromere, Chromosome, Genetics, HERV

New Approach to Studying Chromosomes’ Centers May Reveal Link to Down Syndrome and More

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A PCR-based approach to a frontier of the human genome -- the centromere -- could speed discovery in chromosome-based diseases and birth defects.

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CHLA, chla.org, Treacher Syndrome, craniofacial and cleft lip

Expert from the Largest Pediatric Craniofacial Program in the U.S. Raises Awareness of Young Patients with Facial Differences and Syndromes Like Treacher Collins

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the largest craniofacial program for children in the country and is directed by Mark Urata, MD, DDS, chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at CHLA. He comments on Treacher Collins Syndrome and other facial differences brought to light in the new movie, "Wonder."







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