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Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively
In a new study, researchers demonstrate that assessment tools capturing implicit signs of word knowledge among those with severe autism like eye movement can be more accurate than traditional assessments of vocabulary, pointing the way toward better inventions and spurring much needed new research. (2019-06-19)
Researchers identify potential modifier genes in patients with charcot-marie-tooth disease
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is the most common inherited neurological disorder affecting peripheral motor and/or sensory nerves in humans. (2019-06-18)
Reducing brain inflammation could treat tinnitus and other hearing loss-related disorders
Inflammation in a sound-processing region of the brain mediates ringing in the ears in mice that have noise-induced hearing loss, according to a study publishing June 18, 2019, in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Shaowen Bao of the University of Arizona, and colleagues. (2019-06-18)
The power of a love song: Dopamine affects seasonal hearing in fish and facilitates mating
Scientists at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York and Brooklyn College have discovered seasonal changes in dopamine levels in the female plainfin midshipman fish's inner ear helps hearing sensitivity grow in the summer mating season, making her better able to hear the male's mating calls. (2019-06-13)
Drug to treat malaria could mitigate hereditary hearing loss
The ability to hear depends on proteins to reach the outer membrane of sensory cells in the inner ear. (2019-06-11)
Heart rate variation due to stress affects auditory attention
Study shows that brain activity related to auditory perception parallels heart rate, offering new perspectives for the treatment of attention and communication disorders. (2019-06-06)
Robotic surgery for throat cancer not superior to radiation therapy, study finds
In 2012, scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute launched the world's first clinical trial comparing robotic surgery to radiation therapy for the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer (cancer at the back of the throat). (2019-06-06)
Honey bee colonies down by 16%
The number of honey bee colonies fell by 16% in the winter of 2017-18, according to an international study led by the University of Strathclyde. (2019-06-05)
Facial bones of black adults age differently than other races, Rutgers study finds
Facial bones in black adults maintain higher mineral density as they age than other races, resulting in fewer changes to their facial structure, a Rutgers study finds. (2019-06-04)
Hearing through your fingers: Device that converts speech
A novel study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience provides the first evidence that a simple and inexpensive non-invasive speech-to-touch sensory substitution device has the potential to improve hearing in hearing-impaired cochlear implant patients, as well as individuals with normal hearing, to better discern speech in various situations like learning a second language or trying to deal with the 'cocktail party effect.' The device can provide immediate multisensory enhancement without any training. (2019-06-03)
New research shows how habitat loss can destabilise ecosystems
Habitat loss is the leading cause of biodiversity loss worldwide. (2019-05-31)
All ears: Genetic bases of mammalian inner ear evolution
Mammals have also a remarkable capacity in their sense of hearing, from the high-frequency echolocation calls of bats to low frequency whale songs. (2019-05-28)
Does your health in middle age predict how healthy you'll be later in life?
Cognitive decline is the medical term for a decline in your abilities to think, remember, and make decisions. (2019-05-24)
Melting small glaciers could add 10 inches to sea levels
A new review of glacier research data paints a picture of a future planet with a lot less ice and a lot more water. (2019-05-22)
Patients who lose significant weight before a transplant are at higher risk of dying
Unexpected weight loss can be the sign of a serious health problem, especially in kidney transplant patients whose body systems are already under duress. (2019-05-21)
'Implicit measures' better assess vocabulary for those with autism than standard tests
In a new study, researchers demonstrate that assessment tools capturing implicit signs of word knowledge among those with severe autism like eye movement can be more accurate than traditional assessments of vocabulary, pointing the way toward better inventions and spurring much needed new research. (2019-05-21)
How loud is too loud when it comes to sports whistles?
Referees and others using whistles on the job need a simple way to determine whether it's harmful to their hearing, so researchers set out to put it to the test and to provide some clarity and damage risk criteria for impulse noise exposures. (2019-05-15)
Experimental brain-controlled hearing aid decodes, identifies who you want to hear
Our brains have a remarkable knack for picking out individual voices in a noisy environment, like a crowded coffee shop or a busy city street. (2019-05-15)
Hearing device separates simultaneous voices, amplifies the 'target' speaker
Picking out one voice from many at a crowded party is a challenge for assistive hearing devices. (2019-05-15)
Study: Treats might mask animal intelligence
Rewards are necessary for learning, but may actually mask true knowledge, finds a new Johns Hopkins University study with rodents and ferrets. (2019-05-14)
How much language are unborn children exposed to in the womb?
The different soundscapes of NICUs has recently attracted interest in how changes in what we hear in our earliest days might affect language development in the brain. (2019-05-14)
Dolphin ancestor's hearing was more like hoofed mammals than today's sea creatures
The CT scan revealed cochlear coiling with more turns than in animals with echolocation, indicating hearing more similar to the cloven-hoofed, terrestrial mammals dolphins came from than the sleek sea creatures they are today. (2019-05-14)
Locating a shooter from the first shot via cellphone
Militaries have worked hard to develop technologies that simultaneously protect soldiers' hearing and aid in battlefield communication. (2019-05-13)
Fracture risk tool useful in women with breast cancer initiating aromatase inhibitor therapy
The FRAX® tool takes into account certain factors to determine the risk of bone fracture in the general population. (2019-05-09)
Researchers putting the brakes on lethal childhood cancer
Reporting this week in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers conclude that blocking MYC could be 'unexpectedly effective' in treating MRT as well as other cancers driven by inactivation of SNF5. (2019-05-02)
Hearing loss weakens skills that young cancer survivors need to master reading
Researchers have identified factors that explain why severe hearing loss sets up pediatric brain tumor survivors for reading difficulties with far-reaching consequences. (2019-05-02)
Women who have undergone weight-loss surgery may be at greater
Women who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies seem more likely to be born prematurely, small for gestational age, have congenital anomalies and be admitted to intensive care, according to the most comprehensive assessment of how bariatric surgery affects pregnancy outcomes. (2019-04-27)
Some children find it harder to understand what strangers are saying
New research by New York University Steinhardt Associate Professor Susannah Levi finds that children with poorer language skills are at a disadvantage when given tasks or being spoken to by strangers because they cannot, as easily as their peers, understand speech from people they do not know. (2019-04-26)
Characterisation of the structure of a member of the L-Amino acid Transporter (LAT) family
Mutations in L-amino acid transporters (LATs) can lead to a wide range of conditions, such as autism, hearing loss and aminoacidurias. (2019-04-24)
Study suggests overdiagnosis of schizophrenia
In a small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis didn't actually have schizophrenia. (2019-04-22)
How blindness shapes sound processing
Adults who lost their vision at an early age have more refined auditory cortex responses to simple sounds than sighted individuals, according to new neuroimaging research published in JNeurosci. (2019-04-22)
Group decisions: When more information isn't necessarily better
Modular -- or cliquey -- group structure isolates the flow of communication between individuals, which might seem counterproductive to survival. (2019-04-21)
Low use of hearing aids among older Hispanic/Latino adults in US
This study examined how common hearing aids were and the factors associated with their use among a group of nearly 1,900 adults (average age 60) of Hispanic/Latino backgrounds with hearing loss. (2019-04-18)
Dementia more preventable in Asia and Latin America
Close to one in two cases of dementia could be preventable in low- to middle-income countries, finds a new UCL study. (2019-04-15)
Rutgers researchers discover crucial link between brain and gut stem cells
Researchers at Rutgers University have identified a new factor that is essential for maintaining the stem cells in the brain and gut and whose loss may contribute to anxiety and cognitive disorders and to gastrointestinal diseases. (2019-04-15)
Mice reveal 38 new genes involved in hearing loss
Multiple new genes involved in hearing loss have been revealed in a large study of mouse mutants by researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, King's College London, and colleagues. (2019-04-11)
How much nature is lost due to higher yields?
The exploitation of farmland is being intensified with a focus to raising yields. (2019-04-10)
Massachusetts parental consent law leads to delays for minors seeking abortions
Few studies have examined the impact that the judicial bypass process may have on delaying care for minors seeking abortion. (2019-04-09)
Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates
Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. (2019-04-08)
Dentists underdiagnose when faced with time pressure, research shows
Dentists can miss important details on X-rays when put under time pressure, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth. (2019-04-05)
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