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We are happy to bring you a series of guest blog posts that will highlight some of the completed projects from Year 4 subawardees. We hope you enjoy this little peek into what network libraries are doing with their funding; perhaps you will even get some inspiration for your own future projects! Our second entry… Read More »
May is Mental Health Month! Mental health is a big deal. For centuries, largely disregarded and under-attributed as a vital factor in overall health, so-called “mental hygiene” was first taken seriously in the early 1900s. It’s been more than a hundred years since this revelation in health, but mental illness sufferers, whether their afflictions are… Read More »
Testing on mice has shown that partial hearing can be restored using drug therapy. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Iowa have been studying a molecular mechanism that underlies a form of deafness named DFNA27. Their findings suggest that a new treatment option might be available for people who are… Read More »
If you have young children, you may have noticed the latest toy craze that is fidget spinners. Except the toy hasn’t been marketed as a toy–marketers said the contraption was supposed to help kids with autism, anxiety or ADHD because it would keep them calm and help them focus. However, according Dr. Louise Krause, chief… Read More »
Researchers have been working on an experimental blood test that could point out autism in children. So far, the test is 98 percent accurate in children ages 3 to 10 in diagnosing if they have autism. “The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” according to study… Read More »