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Gene behind brain development discovered

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 13:56

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a gene key for the development of our brain. The study shows how mutations in the gene called USP9X are linked to intellectual disability.

Hand gestures help kids learn math better

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 14:11

A new study suggests that children who use their hands to gesture during a math lesson gain a deep understanding of the problems they are taught.

Scientists find mechanism behind Alzheimer`s spread

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:03

Scientists have identified a critical regulator of a molecule deeply involved in the Alzheimer`s disease`s progression.

Brain regions coordinate to enable attention

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 19:51

Brain appears to synchronise the activity of different regions to make it possible for a person to pay attention or concentrate on a task, scientists have found.

Independent work environments could reduce autism symptoms

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 16:27

A new study has found that more independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder.

Practice right to optimise learning

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 20:58

Practice alone does not make you perfect. Practicing in a right way is the sure-shot way to optimise learning.

Video games boost social skills in kids

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 13:20

Kids who play video games have better social skills, a new study has found. Research has found that games offer a range of social and educational benefits to gamers, Edith Cowan University (ECU) Associate Professor Mark McMahon, an expert in gaming, said.

Poverty during childhood adversely affects brain development in kids

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 18:27

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study has found that poverty hampers brain development in children, by slowing growth rate in two key brain structures.

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