Latest Autism Speaks Stories

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...

2013-07-09 17:22:06

Researchers identify risk factor for autism in a subset of children: Maternal antibody-related autism UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have identified the specific antibodies that target fetal brain proteins in the blood of a subset of women whose children are diagnosed with autism. The finding is the first to pinpoint a specific risk factor for a significant subset of autism cases, as well as a biomarker for drug development and early diagnosis. The researchers have named autism...

2013-07-03 23:16:36

Huntington personal trainer and Fit Body Boot Camp owner hosts “Rockin’ to Run for Autism,” an NYC Marathon fundraising event to support the charity Autism Speaks. Huntington, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Huntington personal trainer and owner of Fit Body Boot Camp Huntington will host a “Rockin’ to Run for Autism” fundraising event to support the charity Autism Speaks. The event will be held on July 13th from 7pm to 10pm at the popular pub Napper Tandy’s located in Northport,...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'