Joana brings more than 8 years of academic research and experience as well as Scientific writing and editing to her role as a Science and Research writer. She also served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology in Coimbra, Portugal, where she also received her PhD in Health Science and Technologies, with a specialty in Molecular and Cellular Biology.
Climbing exercises help children with cerebral palsy function better, according to a study in Denmark. Researchers said climbing strengthens the link between the brain and muscles, increasing children’s ability to ... Read more
Having a dog at home may encourage children with cerebral palsy (CP) or other disabilities engage in more daytime physical activity, a report finds. Researchers at Oregon State University reported the case ... Read more
Researchers at the University of California San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital have developed a glove that uses robotic technology to accurately measure muscle stiffness during physical exams. This device may ... Read more
The more severe a cerebral palsy (CP) toddler’s motor impairment is, the worse that child’s health-related quality of life (HRQoL) will be, according to a recent Taiwanese study. Motor impairment hurts children ... Read more
Children born prematurely today are more likely to survive and have no neurodevelopmental impairment than in the past, according to a study. Researchers said this suggests that fewer pre-term children ... Read more
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) may improve their touch and hand sensitivity by playing “serious video games,” according to a small study. More studies are necessary, however, to confirm this ... Read more