Category Archives: children

Families Welcome at AAAS Meeting in San Jose

The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in San Jose’s convention center this weekend, includes one of my favorite events of the year—Family Science Days. Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5, everyone is … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Interview: Julie Korenberg

Dana Alliance member Julie Korenberg, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of pediatrics and the director of the Center for Integrated Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of Utah. She is an internationally recognized leader in human and molecular genetics … Continue reading

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New in Cerebrum: Older Fathers Having Children

The baby boomer trend of marrying and having families later than the previous generation was one reason for the most comprehensive study to date on parental age and offspring mental health. The findings—published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry in late February—garnered considerable … Continue reading

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Developing Smarter Students

Have you ever thought you knew something, then tried to explain it to someone else and realized you didn’t? Researchers call this the illusion of explanatory depth: We humans think we understand the world better than we really do. This … Continue reading

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New Cerebrum: Socioeconomic Status and the Brain

What do Warren Buffet, Barack Obama, and Ella Fitzgerald have in common? They are among the large number of people who have overcome disadvantaged backgrounds—even homelessness—to become accomplished, world-famous individuals. Yet, they also beat the odds, according to recent research … Continue reading

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