Study led by researchers from the Centre reveal MS diagnosis rate soaring for
Professor George Ebers' group has discovered that increasing
numbers of Canadian women are being diagnosed with MS.
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Researcher from the Centre features in Science online
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The Centre leads major new European study into dyslexia
A major new
European study to reveal the biology behind dyslexia has been launched, which
will put Europe at the forefront of dyslexia research within three years.
NeuroDys will be led by two researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human
Genetics at Oxford University. The project has been given €3 million by the
European Commission and will assess nearly 4,000 children, linking 15 research
groups and clinics, from nine different countries.
University is playing a major role in the NeuroDys study, with Professor Tony
Monaco and Professor Lon Cardon, from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human
Genetics, leading the genetic side, and Professor John Stein, from the
Department of Physiology, studying the reading difficulties experienced in
Monaco said: ’This European study is the largest of its kind and should yield
significant new insights into the genetics and biology of dyslexia, with
potential benefits in diagnosis and treatment’.
Dyslexia is a
very common learning disorder affecting over five per cent of schoolchildren.
NeuroDys aims to confirm the relationship between dyslexia, genes, and brain
structure and function. The study will look at a large number of people from
diverse cultures, covering the most common languages of the 2.5 million dyslexic
school children in Europe. The results will provide a scientific basis for more
effective diagnosis and treatment.
Professor Monaco has been interviewed for BBC
Radio Oxford and was seen on BBC South regional news on Monday 25th
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