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Down syndrome could potentially be treated in the womb

Down syndrome could potentially be treated in the womb
Posted on 18 Jun 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

According to a new Rutgers-led study, targeting a key gene in the womb could potentially lead to a treatment for Down syndrome, by reversing abnormal embryonic brain development and improving cognitive function after birth.


New discovery could improve Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapies

New discovery could improve Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapies
Posted on 17 Jun 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

A new study has discovered a protein that could improve therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which is the most common fatal genetic disorder in children.


Mental health crisis among children

Mental health crisis among children
Posted on 11 Jun 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

According to Barnardo’s, Britain is ‘sleepwalking’ into a mental health crisis among children because parents are allowing their toddlers on social media from the age of two, 11 years before they should be.


ADHD is often missed in girls, but why?

ADHD is often missed in girls, but why?
Posted on 10 Jun 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is routinely missed in girls, with young boys often the focus of diagnosis, but why?


Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals

Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals
Posted on 4 Jun 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

New research has revealed that too many vulnerable children with learning disabilities are being admitted to secure hospitals unnecessarily.


Autism: Study shows that gender impacts differences in brain connectivity

Autism: Study shows that gender impacts differences in brain connectivity
Posted on 3 Jun 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

A new study has identified key differences in the brain connectivity of men and women who have autism.


AI used to detect genetic mutations in people with Autism

AI used to detect genetic mutations in people with Autism
Posted on 28 May 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

A study has used artificial intelligence (AI) to detect genetic abnormalities in relation to autism spectrum disorder.


A new revolutionary treatment aids new-born babies with brain injury

A new revolutionary treatment aids new-born babies with brain injury
Posted on 21 May 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

In the UK, one in 1,000 babies born at full term suffer brain injury as a result of being severely deprived of oxygen. Subsequently, 70 per cent have either survived with cerebral palsy and or learning disabilities or pass away.


Muscular Dystrophy drug set to be made available on NHS

Muscular Dystrophy drug set to be made available on NHS
Posted on 20 May 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

The Muscular Dystrophy drug ‘Spinraza’, which treats spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is set to be made available on the NHS.


Action for brain awareness week

Action for brain awareness week
Posted on 14 May 2019 by EnViva Paediatric

Action for Brain Injury Week is a week-long awareness raising event that takes place next week, between 20 and 26 May 2019.


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