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How Marijuana May Damage Teenage Brains

Posted: 12/27/18 22:13

How Marijuana May Damage Teenage Brains

In a study of adolescent mice with a version of a gene linked to serious human mental illnesses, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have uncovered a possible explanation for how marijuana may damage the brains of some human teens. In a report that will be published in a 2019 print issue of the journal Biological Psychiatry, the researchers say they showed that pot exposure increases inflammation in a specific type of brain cell in...

Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices

Posted: 11/28/18 08:04

Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices

Tablets and other mobile computing devices are part of everyday life, but using them can be difficult for people with paralysis. New research from the BrainGate* consortium shows that a brain-computer interface (BCI) can enable people with paralysis to directly operate an off-the-shelf tablet device just by thinking about making cursor movements and clicks. In a study published November 21 in PLOS ONE,...

How Schools Can Optimize Support for Children with ADHD

Posted: 10/26/18 15:52

How Schools Can Optimize Support for Children with ADHD

New research gives the clearest guidance yet on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximize their academic outcomes. The study, led by the University of Exeter and involving researchers at the EPPI-Centre (University College London), undertook a systematic review which analyzed all available research into non-medication measures to support children with ADHD in schools. Published in Review of...

The Rising Rate of Autism in Kids: Is there an autoimmune Connection and Can Diet Help?

Posted: 10/23/18 23:05

The Rising Rate of Autism in Kids: Is there an autoimmune Connection and Can Diet Help?

In 1970, only 1 child in 10,000 was diagnosed with autism. Today, according to the CDC, the number is 1 in 59. Expansion of the diagnosis to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the DSM-5 might explain some of the difference in the number of children diagnosed with the disorder. But the widened criteria does not explain such an immense increase. The cause or causes of autism spectrum...

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According to the most recent report from the United States Department of Education, Specific Learning Disabilities is the largest disability area that qualifies children for special education services at school. This is approximately 50% of all students with disabilities.

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