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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Yukio Fukuyama, a true pioneer in the field of pediatric neurology who chaired the Department of Pediatrics at Tokyo Women’s Medical University, for a quarter of a century, teaching and mentoring young doctors and leading us into the 21st century. The depth and breadth of his accomplishments are a testament to his commitment to patients, their families, the university, his coworkers and advances in pediatric neurology worldwide. He will be sorely missed by friends and colleagues alike, thanks to his tireless efforts to advance Ch...
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Born in Vienna on the 6th of July 1927, Heinz F. R. Prechtl studied medicine, zoology, and anthropology at the University of Vienna. In 1951, he followed his mentor, the founder of ethology and later Nobel Prize laureate Konrad Lorenz to the Max Planck Institute for Behavioural Physiology in Buldern, Germany. Within five years his observational focus had moved from birds, lizards, salamanders, and cats to human infants. In 1955 he published a series of films on the sucking, grasping, posture and locomotion of human newborns and infants. His groundbreaking ideas and scientific vision led him t...
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Risk of brain injury in premature babies is modulated by common variation in genes associated with schizophrenia and fat metabolism, a new study suggests. Study of single nucleotide polymorphisms alongside DTI studies including tract-based spatial statistics and deformation-based morphometry in brains of preterm infants showed that SNP in Armadillo repeat gene deleted in velocardiofacial syndrome (ARVCF) gene linked to neuronal migration and schizophrenia and in fatty acid desaturase (FADS2) gene encoding rate limiting step in endogenous Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid PUFA synthesis and link...
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ICNA Global Burden of Disease Seed Grants
Applications are invited from interested Project Supervisors for Seed Grant Funding under the Global Burden of Disease (GBOD) Research Trainee Fellowship program a new initiative of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA). The Award The award consists of $ 2,000 for room and board for ~ 2-3 months plus up to $ 2,000 for roundtrip airfare. Timeline The deadline date for receipt of proposals on open competition from project supervisors is August 1, 2014. The Scoring and Selection of Grants fulfilling Criteria by Research Task Force Committee (10 point scoring s...
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