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Insights into Changes to Developing Brain Caused by Gene Associated with Autism

[Source:  Science Daily] A study led by the University of Utah School of Medicine provides new insights into how the subtle changes within cells, caused by disruptions in a gene called Kirrel3, could underlie some types of intellectual disability and … Continue reading

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Recognizing Basic Structure of Language Not Unique to Man

[Source:  Medical X-Press] A team led at Newcastle University, UK, has shed light on the evolutionary roots of language in the brain. Publishing in Nature Communications, the team led by Dr Ben Wilson and Professor Chris Petkov explain how using … Continue reading

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New TV Series Features Young Adults With Down Syndrome

[Source:  Disability Scoop] The production company behind “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and other reality television staples will debut a new documentary series following young adults with Down syndrome. The six-episode series “Born This Way” will air on A&E Network … Continue reading

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Grow Kids’ Brains Through Sports

[Source:  Science Daily] Organized extracurricular sport activities for children help them develop and improve cognitive skills, such as greater concentration capacity, that can in term greatly help them in the classroom, says Université de Montréal professor Linda Pagani. Pagani is … Continue reading

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Study Shows Why Four-Year Olds Don’t Thrive in Head Start Classes

[Source: Science Daily] Researchers found that 4-year-olds in Head Start classrooms that included higher concentrations of 3-year-olds were up to five months behind in academic development compared with their peers in classrooms with fewer younger children. That’s a problem because, … Continue reading

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