Friday, January 23, 2015

Mobile game may have lasting benefit for 'lazy' eye

Mobile game may have lasting benefit for 'lazy' eye


".....Children who had their “lazy” eye treated with an experimental mobile game continued to benefit for an entire year, according to a new study....."








Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Space Owl: A Red/Blue Anti-Suppression Vision Therapy Game

Space Owl: A Red/Blue Anti-Suppression Vision Therapy Game


Does Dyslexia Disable Teachers?

Does 'dyslexia' disable teachers?


"...the two different labels were associated with differences in the teachers' beliefs about their efficacy in helping the children. They indicated that the label 'dyslexia' evoked responses that suggested it was seen as a fixed disability, and that the teachers believed their ability to help children with 'dyslexia was unlikely to develop over time...."

Comment: Labels matter! Click on title above to learn more.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Could an insulin nasal spray help treat Alzheimer's?

Could an insulin nasal spray help treat Alzheimer's?


"Every 67 seconds, someone in the US develops Alzheimer's disease. More than 5 million Americans are living with the condition and it is responsible for around half a million deaths each year. But in a new study, researchers from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, reveal they may have found a promising new treatment for the disease - in the form of an insulin nasal spray...."

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Autism blood test nears market

Autism blood test nears market


".....In a potentially major advance in diagnosing autism spectrum disorder, San Diego's Pediatric Bioscience is preparing to sell a blood test later this year that would detect risk of one of its most common forms.
The company's test detects antibodies in a woman’s blood that can cause what it calls “maternal autoantibody-related” autism, which the company says, based on clinical studies, represents 23 percent of all autism cases.....
More info here: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jan/15/autism-pediatric-biosciences-antibodies/