Mid-Atlantic Consortium Newsletter Summer 2013

Newsletter

Collaborations is a twice-yearly newsletter showcasing developmental disabilities research at the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs) of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, and Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Each issue highlights some collaborative efforts supported by our centers.

MAC Summer 2013

 

Collaborations Summer 2013
A team of scientists led by faculty of the IDDRC at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University have discovered the gene mutation that causes Sturge-Weber syndrome.

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MAC Collaborations Newsletter Winter 2012

 

Collaborations Winter 2012
This issue features how Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia scientists are helping to solve the puzzle of traumatic brain injury.

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MAC September 2012 Special Issue

 

Collaborations Special Edition 2012 (PDF)
This issue features highlights of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium’s Fourth Annual Meeting. Additional stories describe  how multi-center collaborations have improved treatment of urea cycle disorders, scientists at Johns Hopkins and Kennedy Krieger Institute have spearheaded collaboration on a historic drug trial for Down syndrome, and how the Mid-Atlantic Consortium has shared core facilities and training opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Mid-Atlantic Consortium Newsletter Spring/Summer 2012
Collaborations Spring/Summer 2012 (PDF)
This issue features studies that uncover early developmental changes in the brains of people with Fragile X syndrome, and that find new candidate genes and genomic variants contributing to autism. Additional stories describe a study of specially designed computer games to improve thinking skills in children with epilepsy, a study suggesting that the ketogenic diet for epilepsy is more palatable than parents might think, and an interview with geneticist David Valle, who has funding from the National Human Genome Research Institute to better identify genetic causes of single gene disorders affecting some 25 million Americans.