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A more precise approach to dyslexia

A more precise approach to dyslexia

Pediatrician aims to reduce the impact of a broad range of learning disabilities

Jeffrey R. Gruen, M.D., professor of pediatrics and genetics, is taking a holistic view in working to remedy learning disabilities. Focusing on reading, attention, and mathematics disabilities, Gruen and his colleagues are preparing to follow around 3,200 first-graders in New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) over five years.

The new study, called the New Haven Lexinome Project (NHLP) and supported by a grant from the New York-based Manton Foundation, focuses on “genes-by-environment” effects: Gruen’s...

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A more precise approach to dyslexia

Life-changing care forges a family-physician bond

Hal Blumenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., the recently named Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology, has spent his career trying to prevent loss of consciousness in people with epilepsy.

Earlier this year his team reported in the journal Epilepsiathat impaired consciousness during and after focal seizures can be reversed by deep brain stimulation. Now he is working toward making the treatment available for...

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Foundation enables continued progress in stem cell research

Foundation enables continued progress in stem cell research

Earlier this year, Haifan Lin, Ph.D., director of the Yale Stem Cell Center (YSCC), and colleagues discovered a potentially unique ability of stem cells: they can avert the damaging effects of stress better than regular cells. Stem cells are biologically valuable because they...

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