Is life too hectic? Do you ever wonder how you get everything done that needs doing? At CNS, we understand the need for special-needs families to streamline their efforts. That’s why we’re returning to our original CNS eNewsBrief format in May so that you get the information you need in the most time-economical format possible. By focusing on our ‘Latest News’ section, we can get you the latest in neuroscience news at-a-glance, keep you posted on recent top research relating to our children and, best of all, leave you with a moment in your day when you and your family can enjoy time together.
May 31, 2008. You and your family can be part of huge event that is raising money for research. Join Susan Filar, founder of Michelle’s Big Bash Yard Sale. Last year Susan and her family raised nearly $10,000 in support of CNS.
In visiting with Michael Ringel in New York late last year, I was again reminded how important it is to ensure we have the proper financing plan in place for the future care of our special needs child.
In the earliest days of brain development, the brain’s first cells --neuroepithelial stem cells -- divide continuously, producing a population of cells that eventually evolves into the various cells of the fully formed brain.
By injecting a customized "genetic patch" into early stage fish embryos, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis were able to correct a genetic mutation so the embryos developed normally.
Scientists using a new drug screening method in Drosophila (fruit flies), have identified several drugs and small molecules that reverse the features of fragile X syndrome -- a frequent form of mental retardation and one of the leading known causes of autism.