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Family ties in the language jungle
Max Planck researchers reveal relationships between rare languages in the Colombian Amazon. (2014-04-16)
A screening process for early identification of infants at risk of autism
The aim of this study was to develop a screening tool to identify infants prior to 12 months at risk for autism spectrum disorder and developmental learning delay and provide immediate determination of risk for autism spectrum disorder. (2014-04-15)
Brain anatomy differences between deaf, hearing depend on first language learned
In the first known study of its kind, researchers have shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure, as does hearing status. (2014-04-15)
Springer launches new book series Science for Sustainable Societies
Springer and the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science of the University of Tokyo have launched a new English-language book series called Science for Sustainable Societies. (2014-04-14)
From learning in infancy to planning ahead in adulthood: Sleep's vital role for memory
Babies and young children make giant developmental leaps all of the time. (2014-04-08)
Language structure ... you're born with it
Humans are unique in their ability to acquire language. But how? (2014-04-08)
Trastuzumab emtansine: indication of major added benefit in 1 subpopulation
Appropriate comparator therapy was only complied with in one out of four subpopulations with advanced or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. (2014-04-07)
Rilpivirine combination product in pretreated HIV-1 patients: Added benefit not proven
Rilpivirine combination product in HIV-1 patients with previous antiretroviral treatment: added benefit not proven. (2014-04-07)
Radium-223 dichloride in prostate cancer: Major added benefit for certain patients
Trastuzumab emtansine: indication of major added benefit in metastatic breast cancer with previous anthracycline therapy. (2014-04-03)
Beyond proficiency: How early English exposure influences non-native speakers
Non-native speakers exposed to English through newspapers, books, TV and classes as well as traveling before moving to the US are more likely to use the language socially and culturally, according to a report led by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. (2014-04-02)
Universal syllables
Languages are learned, it's true, but are there also innate bases in the structure of language that precede experience? (2014-04-01)
The scientific legacy of colonialism in Africa
Colonial legacy has a significant impact on scientific productivity across the continent of Africa, according to a study by researchers published in the International Journal of Education Economics and Development. (2014-03-19)
Ipilimumab in advanced melanoma: Added benefit for non-pretreated patients not proven
In 2012, IQWiG determined a considerable added benefit for ipilimumab in pretreated patients. (2014-03-18)
Bioscientists develop 'grammar' to design useful synthetic living systems
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Virginia Tech have used a computer-aided design tool to create genetic languages to guide the design of biological systems. (2014-03-13)
Sound trumps meaning in first language learning
A new study reveals that four-to-seven-year-old children rely on the sounds of new nouns more than on their meaning when assigning them to noun classes, even though the meaning is more predictive of noun class in the adult language. (2014-03-12)
Language 'evolution' may shed light on human migration out of Beringia
Evolutionary analysis applied to the relationship between North American and Central Siberian languages may indicate that people moved out from the Bering Land Bridge, with some migrating back to central Asia and others into North America. (2014-03-12)
The Holberg Prize 2014 is awarded to scholar of Islamic history
The British historian Michael Cook is awarded 'the Nobel Prize of the arts, humanities, social sciences, law and theology.' Terje Lohndal is the youngest recipient ever to be awarded the Nils Klim Prize. (2014-03-11)
UH researcher strengthens link between Quran and Bible
By researching the Quran in Arabic and the four Gospels of the Bible in Aramaic, a language common to most of the Middle East in the 7th century A.D., a University of Houston professor says he has established links between the Quran and the Bible. (2014-03-10)
Large-scale study shows power of pre-K
Average scores for children in Georgia's pre-K program were above the national norm on key measures of language, literacy, and math -- findings consistent with earlier studies of large-scale pre-K programs. (2014-03-06)
Infants using known verbs to learn new nouns
New research from Northwestern University demonstrates that even before infants begin to talk in sentences, they are paying careful attention to the way a new word is used in conversations, and they learn new words from this information in sentences. (2014-03-06)
Are bilingual kids more open-minded?
New research from Concordia University shows that, like monolingual children, bilingual children prefer to interact with those who speak their mother tongue with a native accent rather than with peers with a foreign accent. (2014-03-05)
Copied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms
When developers program software, errors happen. Automatic testing can help, but so far it requires a lot of effort to contrive test cases. (2014-03-05)
Springer to partner with the Università degli Studi di Palermo
Springer has entered into a partnership with Università degli Studi di Palermo to publish a new English-language book series. (2014-03-04)
Computer game characters become more human-like by gossiping and lying
Imagine socially intelligent computer game characters with a natural dialogue, human-like in their ways of relating to others, who gossip, manipulate and have their own agendas. (2014-02-27)
Nearly half of uninsured children live in immigrant families, reports study in Medical Care
Children from immigrant families now account for 42 percent of uninsured children in the United States, reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care. (2014-02-24)
Pointing is infants' first communicative gesture
Catalan researchers have studied the acquisition and development of language in babies on the basis of the temporary coordination of gestures and speech. (2014-02-24)
Memory, language, decision-making, and more: CNS meeting in Boston in April
Join us for the CNS conference in downtown Boston, April 5-8. (2014-02-21)
Study shows that premature infants benefit from adult talk
Research led by a team at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been published in the Feb. (2014-02-20)
Minor added benefit of indacaterol/glycopyrronium in COPD
Adults with COPD of moderate or severe severity grade with no more than 2 flare-ups per year have fewer breathing difficulties when treated with the drug combination. (2014-02-19)
Afatinib: Added benefit depends on mutation status
In advanced non-small cell lung cancer, the new tyrosine-kinase inhibitor is more effective than combination chemotherapy in patients with certain mutations. (2014-02-19)
Study of jazz players shows common brain circuitry processes music and language
The brains of jazz musicians engrossed in spontaneous, improvisational musical conversation showed robust activation of brain areas traditionally associated with spoken language and syntax, which are used to interpret the structure of phrases and sentences. (2014-02-19)
Gender and genes play an important role in delayed language development
Boys are at greater risk for delayed language development than girls, according to a new study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. (2014-02-17)
Early childhood education can pay big rewards to families, society
High quality early childhood for disadvantaged children can simultaneously reduce inequality and boost productivity in America, contends James Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and one of the nation's leading experts on early childhood education. (2014-02-14)
Stanford psychologist shows why talking to kids really matters
Exposure to child-directed speech sharpens infants' language processing skills and can predict future success. (2014-02-13)
Springer launches new book series International Perspectives in Geography
Springer and the Association of Japanese Geographers (AJG) have launched a new English-language book series entitled International Perspectives in Geography: AJG Library. (2014-02-12)
Language vitality barometer toolkit for detecting endangered languages available online
The EuLaViBar language vitality barometer is a tool that can be used to determine the extent to which a language is threatened with extinction. (2014-02-11)
'False memories' -- the hidden side of our good memory
The Journal of International Neuropsychological Society and Schizophrenia Research scientific journals have shown that the semantic process linked to the subsequent recognition of words amongst children as well as amongst adult schizophrenics, is less efficient than that produced in a normal adult brain. (2014-02-05)
Shy toddlers understand more than their speaking ability indicates, says CU-Boulder study
Scientists have known that shy toddlers often have delayed speech, but a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that the lag in using words does not mean that the children don't understand what's being said. (2014-02-03)
'I know it but I won't say it'
Previous research has suggested that shy children have difficulties with language. (2014-02-03)
2014 dose-response, preconditioning: Adaptive responses in biology and medicine
The conference will provide the most current advances in the nature of the dose response with respect to chemical and radiation induced stresses as well as a host of effects of pharmaceutical agents that have profound biomedical and risk assessment implications. (2014-01-30)
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