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Study: Fragile X syndrome neurons can be restored

February 15, 2018

Study: Fragile X syndrome neurons can be restored

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Nicole Giese Rura | Whitehead Institute

Fragile X syndrome is the most frequent cause of intellectual disability in males, affecting one out of every 3,600 boys born. The syndrome can also cause autistic traits, such as social and communication deficits, as well as attention problems and hyperactivity.

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Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language

February 13, 2018

Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

A landmark 1995 study found that children from higher-income families hear about 30 million more words during their first three years of life than children from lower-income families.

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