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Article ID: 707988

New Parenting Podcast Offers Advice and Understanding From Experts, Parents and Teens

Safe Kids Worldwide

I’ve always thought of parenting as a team sport. It works better when we can support each other, learn from each other, and understand that we’re not alone. That’s what The Parent Pep Talk podcast is all about, which you can download today on iTunes or your podcast app.

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14-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 707955

UCI gets $5 million to establish first national R&D center on improving writing skills

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 — The University of California, Irvine has received a five-year, $5 million Institute of Education Sciences grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish the first national research and development center focused on improving the writing skills of middle and high school students. The Writing Research to Improve Teaching and Evaluation Center for Secondary Students will conduct a study on academic writing in English language arts, science and history – in collaboration with researchers and subjects from the nearby Tustin Unified School District – and then create a professional development intervention program for teachers.

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12-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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    6-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707325

Effects of Teenage Motherhood May Last Multiple Generations

PLOS

The grandchildren of adolescent mothers have lower school readiness scores than their peers, according to a study published February 6, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Elizabeth Wall-Wieler of Stanford University, USA, and colleagues at the University of Manitoba.

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31-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 707192

Newborn babies have inbuilt ability to pick out words, study finds

University of Liverpool

Newborn babies are born with the innate skills needed to pick out words from language, a new study published in Developmental Science reveals.

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29-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 707021

People think and behave differently in virtual reality than they do in real life

University of British Columbia

Immersive virtual reality (VR) can be remarkably lifelike, but new UBC research has found a yawning gap between how people respond psychologically in VR and how they respond in real life.

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24-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    21-Jan-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706774

Youthful Cognitive Ability Strongly Predicts Mental Capacity Later in Life

University of California San Diego Health

Early adult general cognitive ability is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late-life intellectual activities.

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18-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
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    17-Jan-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706555

First Clinical Study Shows Mavoglurant Improves Eye Gaze Behavior in Fragile X Syndrome Patients

Rush University Medical Center

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center and the MIND Institute at UC Davis have found that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS).

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15-Jan-2019 6:05 PM EST
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    17-Jan-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706556

Experimental Drug Improves Eye Gaze Behavior in Fragile X Syndrome

UC Davis MIND Institute

Researchers at MIND Institute at UC Davis and Rush University Medical Center have found that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X syndrome (FXS).

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15-Jan-2019 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706531

Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children

University at Buffalo

A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia.

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15-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    11-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706355

Emergency and Urgent Hospitalizations Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Rush University Medical Center

Emergency and urgent hospitalizations are associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults, report researchers at Rush University Medical Center. Results of their study, published in the Jan. 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, shows that hospitalization may be a more of a major risk factor for long-term cognitive decline in older adults than previously recognized.

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11-Jan-2019 10:30 AM EST

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