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2013-09-21 23:03:46

The Autosport Automotive Group is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Greater Morris Area Walk For Autism Speaks will take place on October 5th at Central Park in Morris Plains. As the premier sponsor of the walk, Autosport Automotive Group raised $26,500 for Autism Speaks at their three dealerships in April during Autism Awareness Month. Morris Plains, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 The Autosport Automotive Group is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Greater Morris Area...

2013-08-20 23:30:41

Over 75 participants have the opportunity to rappel down the side of Philadelphia’s only waterfront hotel, in an effort to raise more money for Autism Speaks. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing will host the inaugural Over the Edge with Autism Speaks event in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 24th. Individuals walking the Penn’s Landing waterfront will have another amazing sight to see, 23 stories up as they witness thrill seekers...

2013-08-16 23:04:39

Autism Researchers can now apply for 2014 grants. $1.1 million already awarded by Autism Science Foundation in pre & postdoctoral funding. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding autism research, today announced that it had issued a new request for scientific proposals. ASF is inviting applications for pre- and postdoctoral training awards from graduate students, medical students and...

Full Genome Sequencing Autistic Patients
2013-07-11 15:23:01

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New full genome sequencing performed on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members has provided a complete inspection of the vast genetic variations associated with ASD. This study was a collaborative effort formed by the world's leading ASD advocacy group Autism Speaks. Included in the results were both spontaneous and inherited genetic variations that were found in one half of the families sequenced....

2013-07-10 10:40:07

Children who were later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder had excessive cerebral spinal fluid and enlarged brains in infancy, a study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found, raising the possibility that those brain anomalies may serve as potential biomarkers for the early identification of the neurodevelopmental disorder. The study is the first to follow the brain-growth trajectories from infancy in children who later develop autism and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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