Category: Personal Commentary
Published: Friday, 30 April 2010 17:08
Written by Daniele Rossi
This article first appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of the CSA newsletter.
I am active in the podcasting community where everyone is encouraged to give presentations at conferences. I was eager to participate since my early days in the podcasting community, but having stuttered all my life, I automatically wrote that idea off as “I could never be able to do that”.
Published: Friday, 30 April 2010 16:56
Written by Lisa Wilder
Feb. 10, 2010 - The New England Journal of Medicine has published an article exploring why people stutter. The article's authors have found that three genetic mutations in the brain cells of stutterers could be the root cause. The mutations, to paraphrase Dr. Dennis Drayna, a researcher at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, cause a disruption in the process of the cell that controls degradation of things that the cell does not need anymore. This discovery could lead to "more specific diagnosis and treatment".
http://www.cnn. com/2010/ HEALTH/02/ 10/stuttering. genes.cell/