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Article ID: 694784

Want to Help Your Child Succeed in School? Add Language to the Math, Reading Mix

University of Washington

A University of Washington study finds that a child's language skills in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects.

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Article ID: 694753

St. Jude Trial Identifies a Medulloblastoma Subset That Requires Less Aggressive Therapy

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital researchers have identified a subtype of the brain tumor medulloblastoma that is associated with improved survival of infants treated with less aggressive, risk-adapted therapy

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Article ID: 694449

Exploring the Connection Between Diet, Gut Microbes and Cognitive Decline

Rush University Medical Center

Are abnormal intestinal microorganisms a risk factor for developing cognitive impairment? Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to answer that question with a new study that will explore how the intestinal microbiota – the bacteria in the intestine –influence the progression of cognitive decline and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Article ID: 694099

Simple Walking Test Helps Predict Risk for Cognitive Issues After Heart Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The distance a patient can walk in 6-minutes before a heart operation may be a clue to whether that patient will develop problems with memory, concentration, and attention after the procedure.

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Article ID: 693561

From the Mouths of Babes: Infants Really Enjoy Hearing From Their Peers

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Sorry, new parents -- even though your infants appreciate your coos, they prefer to hear sounds from their peers -- other babies. Even at the pre-babbling stage, infants recognize vowel-like sounds, but they tend to dwell on these sounds when from the mouths of babes. At the 175th ASA Meeting, researchers will present from a new line of research focusing on one aspect of infant speech development: how babies perceive speech with infant vocal properties.

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Article ID: 693821

Virtual Reality Technology Opens New Doors of (Spatial) Perception

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Locating and discriminating sound sources is extremely complex because the brain must process spatial information from many, sometimes conflicting, cues. Using virtual reality and other immersive technologies, researchers can use new methods to investigate how we make sense of the word with sound. At the 175th ASA Meeting, G. Christopher Stecker will survey his team’s use of virtual reality and augmented auditory reality to study how people use explicit and implicit sound cues.

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Article ID: 694204

Iowa State Students Design, Build Children’s Garden at Iowa Women’s Prison

Iowa State University

Iowa State University design students worked with incarcerated women and prison staff at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women to design and build a children’s garden, which will encourage positive family visits and healthy relationships.

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Article ID: 693905

Synchronizing Cochlear Signals Stimulates Brain to ‘Hear’ in Stereo

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Using both ears to hear increases speech recognition and improves sound localization. Ruth Litovsky, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, wants to bring this advantage to people who use cochlear implants. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Litovsky will present data showing a new technique that synchronizes the cochlear signals that stimulate the brain in a way that is similar to people who can hear normally.

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Article ID: 694187

Troubling Stats for Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

Ohio State University

By federal law passed in 1975, children with intellectual disabilities are supposed to spend as much time as possible in general education classrooms.But a new study suggests that progress toward that goal has stalled.

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8-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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