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Decline in CP diagnoses in premature infants suggests improvements in perinatal...

Cincinnati, OH, March 3, 2011 -- Cerebral palsy is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects motor function, more often in children born prematurely. Because cerebral palsy is a result of brain injury received shortly before, during, or soon afte...

Higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of developing disability...

CHICAGO -- Afraid of becoming disabled in old age, not being able to dress yourself or walk up and down the stairs? Staying physically active before symptoms set in could help. But so could going out to eat, playing bingo and taking overnight trip...

Genetic sequencing alone doesn’t offer a true picture of human disease

DURHAM, N.C. -- Despite what you might have heard, genetic sequencing alone is not enough to understand human disease. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have shown that functional tests are absolutely necessary to understand the biologi...

Study shows promise for new drug to treat Fragile X

The first drug to treat the underlying disorder instead of the symptoms of Fragile X, the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability, shows some promise according to a new study published in the January 5 issue of Science Translational M...

Treating fractures: Children are not miniature adults

Treating fractures in children requires special knowledge of growth physiology. Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in child and adolescent patients is less often caused by technical deficiencies than by a misjudgment of the special conditions in ...

Care of late-preterm preemies may be insufficient

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- In the last 15 years the U.S has seen a sharp increase in the number of babies born as late-preterm infants, between 34 and 37 weeks' gestation. This is approximately 400,000 children each year, comprising over 70 percent of all pr...

New standards of care and novel treatment options for several forms...

(ORLANDO, December 5, 2010) -- The next generation of drug therapies and enhanced treatment approaches for various forms of lymphoma are evolving as researchers continue to better understand how these cancers progress. Research will be presented to...

International clinical trial tests targeted drug for melanoma

CHICAGO -- Rush University Medical Center has just enrolled the first U.S. patient in an international clinical trial testing a novel drug to treat certain kinds of melanoma, a deadly skin cancer that in its advanced stages currently has few effect...

Discovery in how HIV thwarts the body’s natural defense opens up...

CHICAGO -- Natural killer cells are major weapons in the body's immune system. They keep the body healthy by knocking off tumors and cells infected with viruses, bombarding them with tiny lethal pellets. But natural killer cells are powerless agai...

GUMC: fMRI predicts outcome to talk therapy in children with an...

San Diego - A brain scan with functional MRI (fMRI) is enough to predict which patients with pediatric anxiety disorder will respond to "talk therapy," and so may not need to use psychiatric medication, say neuroscientists from Georgetown University...

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