Researcher gives new meaning to semantics in reading
July 18, 2014
For years a key way of diagnosing dyslexia has been how well a person reads aloud. Similarly, the reading skills of adult readers also have been assessed by having them read words aloud.
The same genes influence children’s reading and math abilities
July 9, 2014
New research from the UK finds that about half of genes that influence a child's reading ability can also affect their math capability.
Effective drugs for Parkinson's reduce symptoms of Rett syndrome in mice
June 16, 2014
IDIBELL researchers, led by the director of the Program for Epigenetics and Cancer Biology, ICREA researcher and Professor of Genetics at the University of Barcelona, ​​Manel Esteller, have shown that a combination of effective drugs for Parkinson's disease in mice that are used as a ...
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Three Ga. Student-Athletes Accused of Prom-Night Rape
June 5, 2014


Three high school seniors in Calhoun, Georgia, have been charged with aggravated sexual battery and consumption of alcohol by a minor stemming from an alleged sexual assault during a post-prom party.
The three 18-year-old Calhoun High School students&md...
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Progressive neurodegenerative disorder linked to R-loop formation
April 17, 2014
Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder, fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) -- the formation of "R-loops," which they believe may be associated with the disorder's neurological sympto...
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District's Hair-Length Rule for Male Basketball Players Struck Down by Court
February 26, 2014



A federal appeals court has struck down an Indiana school district's policy requiring short hair for boys on the basketball team, ruling that the lack of a similar policy for girls'-team basketball players results in illegal sex discrimination.
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Noninvasive prenatal testing detects more than 80 percent of chromosomal abnormalities
February 3, 2014
In a study to be presented on Feb. 6 at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, in New Orleans, researchers will report that noninvasive prenatal testing detected 83.2 percent of chromosomal abnormalities normally picked up by invasive diagnostic te...
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Molecular glue controls chromosome segregation in oocytes
November 27, 2013
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology. "Molecular glue controls chromosome segregation in oocytes." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 November 2013. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131127122309.htm>.
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology. (2013, November 27). Molecular glue control...
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The Finnish Paradox
October 30, 2013


Since the release of the first OECD PISA results in December 2001, Finland has become the mecca of education pilgrimage. Some visitors wish to discover the secrets of Finland's high scores in reading, mathematics, and science. Others hope to find out how great...
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Gene-silencing strategy opens new path to understanding Down Syndrome
October 22, 2013
The first evidence that the underlying genetic defect responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, can be suppressed in laboratory cultures of patient-derived stem cells was presented today (Oct. 22) at the American Society of Human Genetics 2013 annual meeting in Boston.
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