Developmental Disorders Diagnosed with Brainwaves

Source: www.ted.com We love looking at various videos on research done on diagnosing and treating children with special needs. We found this TED Talk clip with award-winning neuroscientist Aditi Shankardass, who pioneered clinical work using electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings of the brain to help diagnose developmental disorders in children. She completely redefined the traditional approach of […]

Pollution plays a role in autism and dyslexia, say Israeli and foreign scientists

ISRAEL–During a conference on the relationship between pollution and children’s health problems, strong evidence from Israeli and foreign scientists suggests a link between pollution and developmental problems among children. Professor Phillip Landrigan, a pediatrician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, discussed the sharp rise in the prevalence of developmental disorders such as autism, ADD, […]

Brain Find Sheds Light on Autism

A Stanford University team has taken a sample of skin cells for research from people with Timothy syndrome, a rare condition found to have ties to autism. With the skin cells, researchers were able to generate brain cells to examine their development and test out possible treatments. Timothy syndrome affects an estimated 20 people across […]