A gaze into your eyes. A smile back. A gurgle and babble. These are treasured moments between parents and their babies. Yet, for families with a high familial risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), these precious moments may be elusive.
"This research opens the door to be able to identify those needing intervention during the first year of life, before the full emergence of autism. Delivering early intervention offers hope that we can blunt the development of autism and set the stage to dramatically improve long-term outcomes."
- Robert Schultz, PhD, Director, Center for Autism Research
Parents have feared peanut-containing foods for many years and excluded them from their infants’ diets, but new guidelines say it’s time to make friends once again with our favorite lowly legume. Yes, it’s true — peanuts are not nuts, after all. Now that we’ve completely turned your world upside down, here’s the science behind the latest recommendations.
Cells with a funny name called oligodendrocytes make myelin in your central nervous system, which includes your brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. “Oligo” means “small.” “Dendros” are “branches” that come out of a cell. And “cytes” are “cells.” So oligodendrocytes are very small cells with many lacey arms.
Although they aren’t able to talk, girls with Rett syndrome have 14 Rett Syndrome Clinical Research Centers of Excellence who are speaking up for them by accelerating research through a natural history study
Picture a human chromosome. Chances are, the image in your mind looks like a tiny rod in the shape of a letter “I” cinched in at the waist.
The Food and Drug Administration’s latest approval of a contrast agent for use in ultrasonography of the urinary tract in pediatric patients marks the end of an important chapter in the career of Kassa Darge, MD, PhD. A new one, though, has just begun.
For a month in 1962, India and China fought a war in the Himalayan highlands. In the high-altitude, frigid conditions, physical endurance was at least as much of a threat to the soldiers on each side as the opposing army.
The newly launched Philadelphia Coalition for a Cure (PC4C) received a warm welcome at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in honor of World Cancer Day. Five regional cancer academic treatment centers and two pediatric hospitals met hospitals met Feb.