Upstate developmental pediatrician Nienka Dosa, MD, talks about a new guidebook written by dancers for dancers, using ballet therapy for children with cerebral palsy. She is joined by occupational therapist and ballet instructor Lisa Neville, OT, who is collaborating to put the program into practice at Jowonio preschool, with the help of Syracuse Nottingham high school dancer students. View the guidebook: Ballet for Children with Cerebral Palsy The Center for Development, Behavior, and Genetics at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
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Robert Roger Lebel, MD, professor and chief of medical genetics at Upstate Medical University, will describe a genetic disorder called the chromosome 22q deletion, also known as velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). The syndrome may cause a variety of health problems, ranging from heart defects and cleft palate to feeding difficulties, immune problems, a unique pattern of learning disabilities and more.
Upstate Medical University professor William Kerr PhD discusses Crohn’s disease, a major type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Kerr is involved in a research study that shows promise as a possible link to the cause of this disease. If correct, the finding could lead to novel ways to treat the disease, including cell transplantation.
Pulmonologist Ran Anbar talks about cystic fibrosis – what it is and how we have treated it up until now - and reveals an exiting new drug that treats its underlying cause, rather than just the symptoms.