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Researchers Pioneer Telemedicine Training For Rural Parents Of Children With Autism

In 2004 University of Kansas researchers Linda Heitzman-Powell and Jay Buzhardt had the bold idea of training parents of children with autism to use an intervention based on the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to help them increase their children’s independent skills and reduce problem behaviors. What’s more, the training would be rigorous, and [...]

Regenerating Muscle In Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Age Matters

A team of scientists led by Pier Lorenzo Puri, MD, associate professor at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), in collaboration with Fondazione Santa Lucia in Rome, Italy, have published details of how a class of drugs called “HDACis” drive muscle-cell regeneration in the early stages of dystrophic muscles, but fail to work in late stages. [...]

Study Shows Brand/Type Of Helmet And Mouthguard May Not Significantly Reduce Risk Of Sport-Related Concussion In High School Football Players

Alison Brooks, MD, MPH, a sports medicine physician and faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will present, “Incidence of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Football Players: Effect of Helmets, Mouthguards, Previous Concussions, Years Playing Experience” last week at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for [...]

Antibiotics Alone Are A Successful Treatment For Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis In Children

Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable alternative to surgery that leads to less pain and fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. The research, led by a team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, is the [...]

Penicillin Redux: Rearming Proven Warriors For The 21st Century

Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections. But scientists at the University of South Carolina have just reported a new approach to restoring its combat effectiveness, even against so-called “superbugs.” Bacteria have been chipping away at the power of [...]