cerebral palsy

A genetic signal common to both cerebral palsy and autism has been uncovered by researchers at the University of Adelaide. Researchers also demonstrated common underlying molecular pathways in clinically diverse cerebral palsy. They say both findings add significantly to the weight of evidence for underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy. The results come from the… Read more

An infusion of cells from a child’s own umbilical cord blood seems to boost brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy, Duke University research demonstrates. The placebo-controlled, phase two clinical trial included 63 children with varied types and severities of spastic cerebral palsy, a condition usually caused by brain damage before or… Read more

Cerebral palsy affects one in every 500 people. It refers to a range of movement-related conditions diagnosed in childhood and involving one or both sides of the body. This may cause impaired mobility, muscle stiffness or weakness and/or abnormal or uncontrolled movements. Children with cerebral palsy often have other neurological impairments such as epilepsy, visual… Read more