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Genes in action before birth may sow the seeds of autism spectrum disorder.
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Almost all children reverse letters when they’re first learning to read and write. Children with dyslexia might not outgrow this behavior as quickly as their peers, but reading and writing backwards is not the basis of dyslexia.
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Paulo Graziano explains why fidget spinners cause more distraction than concentration for some children.
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Research over the past half century has profoundly changed what we know about autism, revealing clues to its origins and suggesting new strategies for early detection and treatment.
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Genes in action before birth may sow the seeds of autism spectrum disorder.
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A typeface seeks to ease some of the challenges people with dyslexia face when reading.
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Scientists are harnessing the brain's own hormones to help treat the symptoms of autism.
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Scientists are rushing to uncover the mysterious connection between the Zika virus and brain disorders like microcephaly.
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In this video NPR tackles the questions why do we play, and are we the only ones who play?
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Disorders like Down syndrome disrupt the brain's careful balance of "stop" and "go"signals.
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In the race to develop a vaccine against Zika virus, research using nonhuman primate animal models is providing critical insights into how the virus can affect the brain.
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A roundtable of scientists discuss ongoing research on the effects and potential applications of marijuana for adolescents in the United States.
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