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Multiple Surgeries And Anesthesia Exposure Before Age 2 Linked To Learning Disabilities

Every year millions of babies and toddlers receive general anesthesia for procedures ranging from hernia repair to ear surgery. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester have found a link among children undergoing multiple surgeries requiring general anesthesia before age 2 and learning disabilities later in childhood.

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Researcher Victor Carrion

Childhood Trauma Linked To Higher Rates Of Mental Health Problems And Potential Misdiagnosis Of PTSD

New research has shown that children’s risk for learning and behavior problems and obesity rises in correlation to their level of trauma exposure, says the psychiatrist at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital who oversaw the study. The findings could encourage physicians to consider diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) rather […]

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25-Year Cellular Mystery Solved That Might Benefit People With Learning And Intellectual Deficits

A University of Wisconsin-Madison research team has solved a 25-year mystery that may lead to better treatments for people with learning deficits and mental retardation. Synaptophysin is the first protein and most abundant ever found on the membranes surrounding the tiny sacs that carry chemical messengers to synapses, the gaps where communication between nerve cells […]

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Early Exposure To Anesthesia Linked To Learning Disabilities And ADHD In Children

Infants and very young children who are exposed to anesthesia may experience higher rates of learning disabilities and cognitive difficulties than children who are not exposed to anesthesia, according to research and emerging data presented during the SmartTots: Pediatric Anesthesia Neurotoxicity panel at the International Anesthesia Research Society annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C.

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Making Temporary Changes To Brain Could Speed Up Learning

In a breakthrough that may aid treatment of learning impairments, strokes, tinnitus and chronic pain, UT Dallas researchers have found that brain nerve stimulation accelerates learning in laboratory tests. Another major finding of the study, published in the April 14 issue of Neuron, involves the positive changes detected after stimulation and learning were complete.

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EEG Study Illuminates Word Rotation In The Brain With Implications For Dyslexia

Human beings understand words reflected in a mirror without thinking about it, just like those written normally, at least in a few instants. Researchers from the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Languages (Spain) have shown this in a study that could also help to increase our understanding of the phenomenon of dyslexia. The results […]

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Hock Gan

EEG Technology May Revolutionize Assessment Of And Learning In Children With Severe Physical And Neurological Impairments

A new tool which measures brain waves in children with physical and neurological impairments, such as cerebral palsy, is being developed by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire. Hock Gan, a PhD student at the University’s School of Computer Science is working with Ian Glasscock at Games for Life to use an electroencephalography (EEG) headset […]

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Nelson Cowan

Brain Imaging May Lead To Novel Treatments For A Variety Of Mental Disorders

One of the first studies published from the University of Missouri Brain Imaging Center (BIC) gives researchers insight into the brain and memory and may provide researchers clues to treating a variety of debilitating disorders. The research will be published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Included in this report is a video summary of […]

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