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A Mother’s Quest to Cure Her Son

A Mother’s Quest to Cure Her Son

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 17, 2015) Researchers have discovered a link between circadian rhythms and Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder which inhibits brain development leaving its victims unable to speak while suffering from seizures and sleep problems. The link between the biological clock and Angelman's could prove to be a powerful tool in the search for treatments and a possible cure for the disease. Its discovery was made in part by a mother who has sacrificed everything in order to try and help her son. Ben Gruber has more. Video provided by Reuters
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Stand-Up Wheelchair Lifts Patients to an Upright Position

Stand-Up Wheelchair Lifts Patients to an Upright Position

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 4, 2015) An innovative wheelchair design by Chilean physiotherapists helps patients to move from a seated to an upright position, allowing them to see the world from a different perspective. Tara Cleary reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Story Of Baby With Down Syndrome Shows Surrogacy's Pitfalls

Story Of Baby With Down Syndrome Shows Surrogacy's Pitfalls

Newsy (Aug. 3, 2014) A boy with Down syndrome was adopted by his Thai surrogate after being abandoned, sparking support for the woman and scrutiny of lax surrogacy laws. Video provided by Newsy
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Summer Camp Aids Kids With Tourette Syndrome

Summer Camp Aids Kids With Tourette Syndrome

AP (July 17, 2014) Camp Twitch and Shout in Georgia is helping children with Tourette Syndrome realize they don't have to hide or be ashamed of their involuntary tics. (July 17) Video provided by AP
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