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Therap Services to Attend 2nd International Conference on Intellectual Disabilities/Mental Retardation as Gold Sponsor

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Therap Services will attend the 2nd International Conference on Intellectual Disabilities/Mental Retardation to be held on November 6 - 8, 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference, co- sponsored by the World Health Organization, has set the theme "Re...

Gene Mutation Tied to Majority of Cases of Mental Retardation

Finding might lead to better diagnosis and drug treatments, study says WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have the most common form of mental retardation -- called nonsyndromic mental retardation -- appear to have a genetic mutation that may contribute to the condition,...

Researchers Reverse Mental Retardation Symptoms in Mice

Researchers have successfully reversed the symptoms of mental retardation and autism in mice for the first time. The study was conducted by a team of researchers including Mansuo L. Hayashi and Susumu Tonegawa at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT. As part of the ...

New Findings in Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein

Researchers in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine have done crucial progress in understanding Fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP), laying the groundwork for possible new treatments for Fragile X syndrome(FXS). Fragile X synd...

Severe Mental Retardation Gene Mutation Identified

Researchers have identified a novel gene mutation that causes X-linked mental retardation for which there was no previously known molecular diagnosis,// according to a study. Investigators F. Lucy Raymond, University of Cambridge and Patrick S. Tarpey Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK des...

Mental retardation linked to brain protein

The journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, recently published a study by researchers from Oregon Health and Science University, which said that a brain protein called WAVE-1 may play a key role in mental retardation. WAVE-1 is a protein that is found throughout the brain and plays...

Anti-Epileptic Drug Intake May Result In Children With Mental Retardation

According to American scientists, women who took an epilepsy drug during their pregnancy are at greater risk of having children with lower IQ. In question is the drug valproate (already at the center of a British court action after claims that it has damaged children). Valproate seems to double ...

Anti-Epileptic Drug Intake May Result In Children With Mental Retardation

According to American scientists, women who took an epilepsy drug during their pregnancy are at greater risk of having children// with lower IQ. In question is the drug valproate (already at the center of a British court action after claims that it has damaged children). Valproate seems to double...

Gene Found for Rare Disorder May Reveal New Pathway in Mental Retardation

Studying mutations that give rise to a rare genetic disease, genetics researchers have identified a novel biological pathway //that may have a broader role during human development, potentially in cases of mental retardation and autism. An international team of researchers identified two gen...

Genetics Of Mental Retardation

A new study published online on August 13 in Nature Genetics by researchers at the University of Washington and The Howard Hughes Medical Institute says that there// are many more causes of mental retardation. An example is the retardation caused by a large deletion in six genes on chromosome 17. T...

Patents Issued Covering Stable Tablet Formulation and Once Daily Dosing Regimen for Kuvan

...Phe accumulates to abnormally high levels in the blood and becomes toxic to the brain, resulting in a variety of complications including severe mental retardation and brain damage, mental illness, seizures, tremors, and limited cognitive ability. As a result of newborn screening efforts implemented in the 1960s ...

St. Jude Scientists Discover a New Mechanism Controlling Neuronal Migration

...r insights into how malfunctions in the machinery cause epilepsy and mental retardation MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The molecular...Disruption of this brain-patterning machinery can cause epilepsy and mental retardation and understanding its function could give new insight into such disorders. ...

Catastrophic Epilepsy Caused by Defect in One Gene

...ay, could lead to treatments or a cure for the disorder. People with catastrophic epilepsy suffer severe muscle spasms, persistent seizures, mental retardation and sometimes autism. "At present, there is no proven cure to offer children with this specific epilepsy," Dr. Jeffrey Noebels, a professor of neur...

Low birth weight linked to long-term respiratory problems

...ations per year, with charges in excess of $225 million per year," said Dr. Walter. While the study did not distinguish between premature birth and retardation of in utero development as causes of low birth weight, previous research has found that both conditions increase risk of abnormal pulmonary function i...

Death Penalty and Mental Illness: Families of Victims Speak out at National Convention; 'Double Tragedies' Report Released

....org/doubletragedies . The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled the death penalty unconstitutional in cases involving defendants with mental retardation ( Atkins v. Virginia , 2002) and juvenile defendants ( Roper v. Simmons 2005). The report, a joint project of NAMI and Murder Victims' Familie...

Findings in Epilepsy Gene in Animals May Guide Treatment Directions for Infants

...with epilepsy. The neurological problems included varying degrees of mental retardation or other learning disabilities. These findings, said Golden, will immediately change the evaluation and testing of women with mental retardation and epilepsy, particularly in families with other affected individuals. ...

Findings in epilepsy gene in animals may guide treatment directions for infants

...with epilepsy. The neurological problems included varying degrees of mental retardation or other learning disabilities. These findings, said Golden, will immediately change the evaluation and testing of women with mental retardation and epilepsy, particularly in families with other affected individuals. ...

New Guidelines to Fight Obesity in Pregnancy Issued

...ing cause of newborn death and babies who survive an early birth often face the risk of lifetime health challenges, such as breathing problems, mental retardation and others. Even babies born just a few weeks too soon (34-36 weeks gestation, also known as late preterm birth) have higher rates of death and disabi...

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey to Receive MHASP's 2009 Bell of Hope Award

...ards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will include Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Director, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health/Mental retardation Services. CBS-3 News Anchor Susan Barnett will be the Emcee. "We are honoring Commissioner Ramsey because of the Philadelphia Police Department's...

BioMarin Receives 2009 Corporate Award for the Development of Kuvan

...the brain, resulting in a variety of complications, including severe mental retardation and brain damage, mental illness, seizures, tremors and limited cognitive a... genetic metabolic disorder that, when left untreated, can result in mental retardation and other neurological problems. Individuals with PKU cannot metabolize an...

Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure

...cular disease." The effort to develop a CMV vaccine has concentrated on childbirth, since infection during pregnancy is the leading cause of mental retardation and deafness in children, Schleiss said. "Now there is an urgency to develop a vaccine for men as well as women," he said. More information Th...

Access to care leads Americans' priorities in first-ever public study of health value

...heir highest valued health priorities. The least valued health services included psychiatric services, vocational rehabilitation, services for mental retardation and substance abuse. "Health reformers cannot afford to overlook how everyday constituents, when faced with difficult trade-offs, place a relative ...

Access to Care Leads Americans' Priorities in First-Ever Public Study of Health Value

...heir highest valued health priorities. The least valued health services included psychiatric services, vocational rehabilitation, services for mental retardation and substance abuse. "Health reformers cannot afford to overlook how everyday constituents, when faced with difficult trade-offs, place a relativ...

Ohio Health Care Association/Ohio Centers for Assisted Living Host Midwest's Largest Long-Term Care Convention in Columbus

...Association is a non-profit association of more than 700 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living residences, and facilities for people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, representing 64,000 beds. It is the largest long-term care association in the state, and the only chartered Ohio affi...

Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

...even if they showed no signs of mental problems in early infancy, British researchers report. It has been thought that when the cause of the mental retardation and cerebral palsy is a period of lack of oxygen, newborns will show signs of brain damage immediately following birth called encephalopathy. The sign...

Study IDs Variations in Black, White Genomes

...d in 8 percent of the 435 blacks. This region has been implicated in mental retardation caused by the deletion of two genes due to duplication. The two genes aren'...ical disease. It is also interesting to find out whether the type of mental retardation associated with this locus is more common in whites than in Africans or Afr...

Unmarried Childbirths in U.S. Reach Record Levels

...than $26 billion annually, according to the Institute of Medicine. Preterm babies who survive are at risk for numerous health issues, including mental retardation and breathing problems, the March of Dimes said. More information The March of Dimes has more about teen pregnancy . ...

Preterm birth rate drops

...ing cause of newborn death and babies who survive an early birth often face the risk of lifetime health challenges, such as breathing problems, mental retardation and others. Even babies born just a few weeks too soon (34-36 weeks gestation, also known as late preterm birth) have higher rates of death and disabi...

Preterm Birth Rate Drops

...ing cause of newborn death and babies who survive an early birth often face the risk of lifetime health challenges, such as breathing problems, mental retardation and others. Even babies born just a few weeks too soon (34-36 weeks gestation, also known as late preterm birth) have higher rates of death and disabi...

Study finds how brain remembers single events

...w fleeting experiences can be captured by the brain to form lasting memories," Guzowski says. Arc activation is disrupted in mouse models of mental retardation and Alzheimer's disease. "Our findings on Arc regulation in CA3 neurons should prove useful to researchers testing new therapies for Alzheimer's ...

Understanding mental illness through gene-environment interactions

...l epigenetics article of this issue, Monteggia and Kavalali examine the epigenetics of Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes mental retardation and autistic-like behavior, as it arises from mutations in a gene that is believed to alter synaptic transmission. In all, these epigenetics papers...

Tiniest Babies Carry Biggest Costs

...wse noted that the costs of preterm birth can be substantial and continue well beyond the first year of life. These can include cerebral palsy, mental retardation or neurological impairment. "The more severe the disabilities and problems experienced by the newborn, the higher the costs will be," she said. In...

Positive behavior support training curriculum

...on that treats people as individuals while setting a more supportive and caring environment." Michael F. Dorsey, Director of Clinical Services, Mental retardation Division, Vinfen, Massachussetts "The Curriculum is both teacher and student friendly and provides a wonderful base of understanding for staff with...

Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely

...o are deficient in pregnancy have children often with lower IQs or neurocognitive delays. Iodine deficiency is the leading cause of preventable mental retardation in the world." But, based on the new findings, "it seems that an ideal prenatal vitamin, in terms of iodine, does not exist," she said. "About half...

NAMI-NYC Metro Gives New Yorkers the Most Comprehensive Mental Health Web Site in Effort to Help Transform Care

...erage, specific disorders, pending legislation and advocacy, as well as daily news articles from around the world concerning behavioral health, mental retardation and substance abuse. "While there are many mental health resources for New York City residents, tracking down the right mental health care can be...

Sechrist Introduces Hyperbaric Industry's First Patient-Positioning Pads Designed for Use in Hyperbaric Chambers

...lexibility in achieving optimum patient comfort during treatment. The HBO2 Patient Comfort Positioning Pads have the compact size, flame and moisture retardation and conductivity required for use in high oxygen concentration environments. The three configurations of the Sechrist HBO2 Patient Comfort Positi...

Rockefeller University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science funds 18 new pilot studies

...ructor in clinical investigation, Thomas Tuschl's Laboratory of RNA Molecular Biology, to identify proteins and mutations involved in Fragile X mental retardation and related disorders. Johannes Scheid, visiting student, Michel C. Nussenzweig's Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, to identify antibodies for a...

Gene Tied to Common Childhood Language Disorder

... the strongest gene candidate for language but the mutation is only seen in a small number of people, just one family, and that family also has mental retardation and other issues," Miranda said. The FOXP2 gene is also active in animals such as mice, birds and primates that obviously don't have speech proble...

JOHNSON'S(R) and March of Dimes(R) Launch 'Prevent Prematurity Campaign'

...nally, these babies that are born too small and too soon often face the challenges associated with lasting disabilities such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation and learning problems, chronic lung disease, and vision and hearing problems, making half of all neurological disabilities in children related to prem...

Scientists identify new gene responsible for puberty disorders

...ed in CHARGE syndrome a multi-system disorder characterized by diverse problems from heart defects to hearing loss to cleft lip and palate and mental retardation also accounts for about 6 percent of two puberty disorders. These disorders idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, or IHH, and Kallmann syndrome...
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