Here are some interesting stories from the past few days. An extra bonus: it’s all good news!
A brain imaging study of infants at high risk for autism showed that the brain scans of six-month-old babies who went on to be diagnosed with the disorder differed from those of babies who did not develop autism. Reporter Alice Park interviews Geraldine Dawson, co-author of the study and chief science officer at Autism Speaks, as part of the report.
From BBC News- App Helps Blind to Send Text Messages
Researchers from Georgia Tech have developed an app to allow people to text using a method based on Braille. It will be free and available for use on Apple and Android phones.
Daniel J. Wakin of the ArtsBeat blog reports on the LA Philharmonic’s recent trip to Venezuela, which involved a performance by The White Hand choir. The choir is composed of young people with special needs, some of whom gesture in the place of singing.