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New Study Suggests Better Readmissions Indicator for Stroke

Boston, MA - A new retrospective study published in PLOS ONE by researchers from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that readmission models based on functional status consistently outperformed models based on medical comorbidities in the stroke population. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Acute care readmissions of stroke patients is one of the greatest challenges to the long-term health and quality of life for this population and those ...

Posted on: November 29, 2015
Spectrum Singles Co-Founder to Appear in PBS Film Panel

Olivia Cantu, co-founder of the world's first dating and social media site for members of the autistic community, will appear in a PBS film panel discussion next month to mark the screening of Autism in Love. Directed and produced by Matt Fuller, Autism in Love is a personal account of four people on the autism spectrum as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. The short is part of Indie Lens Pop-Up, a neighborhood screening series intended to bring people together in conversation. Cantu was asked ...

Posted on: November 28, 2015
Online Video Training Program Launched for ASD Caregivers

Columbus, OH - A new online, video training program will ensure families and providers develop a range of skills and techniques to guide their work and support of individuals on the autism spectrum. ASD Strategies in Action provides practical information and skills, demonstrated through real-life settings in the home, school, community and workplace, to help everyone who interacts with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). "This program - the first of its kind - will educate and empower ...

Posted on: November 26, 2015
Allen Institute Researchers Decode Our Brains' Functions

Seattle, WA - The human brain may be the most complex piece of organized matter in the known universe, but Allen Institute researchers have begun to unravel the genetic code underlying its function. Research published this month in Nature Neuroscience identified a surprisingly small set of molecular patterns that dominate gene expression in the human brain and appear to be common to all individuals, providing key insights into the core of the genetic code that makes our brains distinctly human. "So much ...

Posted on: November 22, 2015
Pearson Announces New Editions of Speech, Hearing Assesments

New York, NY - Pearson has published new editions of two of its premier speech and language assessments: the Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation (GFTA) and the Khan-Lewis Phonological Analysis (KLPA). The third edition of the GFTA can now be administered and scored on Q-interactive, as can the KLPA can also be scored on the innovative system. Based on more than 40 years of research, the GFTA-3 allows speech-language pathologists to assess student use of consonants in multiple contexts and features an ...

Posted on: November 21, 2015
Pitt-Led Project Selected Under Federal Pediatric Research Act

Pittsburgh, PA -A federal initiative to accelerate research into pediatric diseases and conditions will fund a University of Pittsburgh-led effort to examine the entire genomes of nearly 1,300 people to learn more about the causes of cleft lip and palate and look for treatments. In its first round of funding under the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of the NIH Director selected a proposal from Pitt's School of Dental Medicine and Graduate School of ...

Posted on: November 19, 2015
Ohio State Honors Communication Disorders Advocates, John & Annie Glenn

Columbus, OH - A street crossing through the heart of Ohio State University has been renamed in honor of former Ohio Sen. John Glenn and his wife, Annie, a longtime advocate for people with communication disorders. A committee of Ohio State University's board of trustees voted Thursday to change the name of 17th Avenue between Tuttle Park Place and College Road to "Annie & John Glenn Avenue." The full board of trustees is expected to approve the resolution on Friday, November 13 and the new sign will ...

Posted on: November 15, 2015
Autism Center Established at Misericordia

The College of Health Sciences at Misericordia University has established an Autism Center as a resource for clinicians, practitioners, caregivers and students majoring in the health and medical sciences fields. The Autism Center is the result of an inter-professional collaboration of academic departments that features programs in medical imaging, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sonography, speech-language pathology and pre-professional programs like pre-medicine and pre-dentistry. It ...

Posted on: November 14, 2015
East Stroudsburg Starting Stuttering Support Group

Stuttering isn't about being unintelligent or not knowing what to say. Oftentimes for stutterers, it's that words don't come to mind quickly enough for the mouth to keep up, leading to panic, which makes the stutter worse. At least that's what it's like for East Stroudsburg University graduate student Lacy Jones, who has lived with a lifelong stutter. Though under control, Jones is hoping she can help others with the same issue. Jones, with the help of Ann Millett, assistant professor of speech-language ...

Posted on: November 12, 2015
Mohawk Antiques Mall Holds Tribute for Veterans

Mohawk, NY - The Mohawk Antiques Mall hosted "A Tribute to Our Veterans" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 7. The event included a Chinese auction, which featured gift baskets and certificates, a 50/50 raffle, a lottery tree, live DJ music, free coffee and more. Proceeds went to the Sitrin Military Rehabilitation Program, which provides comprehensive care for veterans who have post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic diagnoses, multiple traumas and ...

Posted on: November 08, 2015
'Game-Changer' Wellness Center Opens in Columbus

Columbus, OH - The Columbus Wellness Center is opening its doors. The health facility is being called a "game-changer" in the way it could impact the community and surrounding area with general and medical wellness offered in one location. "It's really going to be a great asset to the community for a long, long time," said Mike Hansen, President and CEO of Columbus Community Hospital. The 85,000-square-foot wellness center is a $22 million project by the hospital, housing both medical and general ...

Posted on: November 07, 2015
Experts to Speak at Blues for Autism Event

Harlingen, TX - How does someone develop autism? No one seems to know for sure, but at Tipsy Tavery Bar's Blues for Autism event on Saturday November 7, 2015, experts will speak about different aspects of the condition. The event is from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. One of those experts will be Marsha Nelson, a professor of psychology specializing in the creative journal expressive arts. Nelson is a life coach and a corporate and education consultant. She and her husband Dan own and operate El Rocio Retreat in Mission, ...

Posted on: November 05, 2015
Holy Name Recognized Among America's Best Stroke Centers

Teaneck, NJ - Holy Name Medical Center has been recognized as one of America's Best Stroke Centers, a designation given by the Women's Choice Award. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of adult disability, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA). Every 40 seconds, someone will suffer a stroke, affecting more than 795,000 people annually and resulting in over 137,000 deaths. According to the AHA, 1 in 3 women will die ...

Posted on: November 01, 2015
RegeneRx's TB4 Significantly Limits Brain Damage After Stroke

Rockville, MD - RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage drug development company focused on tissue protection, repair and regeneration, has announced a new scientific publication in the most recent issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry describing how Thymosin beta 4 (TB4) reduces neurological injury following a stroke by up-regulating the expression of microRNA-200a (miR-200a). The authors found that miR-200a, a very short and specific piece of RNA, is increased in the presence of TB4 in an ...

Posted on: October 31, 2015
Feinstein Institute: Maternal Antibodies are ASD Risk Factors

Chicago, IL - Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that an antibody can lead to abnormal brain development and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms. These findings were presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago. In the U.S., ASD is estimated to affect 1 in 68 children. The causes of ASD remain unknown, but brain changes start very early in life, most likely in utero. Researchers have previously identified genetic variants ...

Posted on: October 29, 2015
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