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2014-05-22 07:53:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our sense of touch can be simply an awareness, such as picking up a spoon, or it can evoke powerful emotions, such as when we receive a gentle caress. A new study from Liverpool John Moores University describes a system of slowly conducting nerves in the skin that respond to those gentle caresses. Researchers are using a variety of scientific techniques to characterize these nerves. The new findings, published in Neuron, reveal...

2014-05-15 23:13:28

Using her latest research, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, presented hypotheses that link autism to heavy metals, sulfate deficiencies, and glyphosate. Dr. Seneff is on the scientific advisory board of the Children Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) founded by Claire Dwoskin of the Dwoskin Family Foundation. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 At the Third International Symposium on Vaccines, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a scientific advisory board member of CMSRI, presented some of her findings...

2014-05-12 08:33:09

Emotient, UC San Diego and University of Victoria Also Release Web-based Autism Intervention App Called Emotion Mirror SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, today announced it will demonstrate its emotion-aware Google Glass application at the 12(th) Annual VSS Dinner and Demo Night on May 19, 2014 from 6 - 10 p.m. at Vision Sciences Society 2014 at the TradeWinds Island Resorts, St. Pete Beach,...

2014-05-05 23:04:02

Taylor-Wharton is pleased to announce the 2014 Taylor-Wharton Partners For Life Achievement Program, which honors excellence in biorepository research programs involved in different medical research fields. Minnetonka, MN (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Taylor-Wharton is pleased to announce the 2014 Taylor-Wharton Partners For Life Achievement Program. This initiative was launched in 2012 to honor excellence in biorepository research programs involved in different medical research fields. For...

2014-05-05 23:02:29

In honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 8, 2014), a Pediatric Occupational Therapist offers tips to keep children & families safe. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 While a swimming pool, pond, lake, stream, or river may be a source of tranquility to most, to a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it can be deadly. According to a 2011 study by the Interactive Autism Network and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, 49% of children with ASD attempt...

2014-05-05 12:28:37

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pediatric neurologist whose breakthrough research identified genetic mutations that cause Rett syndrome and many other neurological disorders will receive the 2014 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology today. Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D., director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Institute at Texas Children's Hospital, an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and a professor in the...

2014-05-01 23:09:18

Institute for Behavioral Training releases the “Aprendizaje Electrónico” Spanish eLearning to help parents, teachers and direct staff in the Latino community learn about autism, applied behavior analysis and behavior management techniques. Los Angeles (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced the release of its Spanish eLearning product titled “Aprendizaje Electrónico” to provide users with an in-depth training on autism spectrum...

2014-04-30 23:16:50

With the prevalence rate of autism on the rise, important questions surround the disorder that the book, edited by researchers at Center for Autism and Related Disorders, addresses. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The “Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders” offers comprehensive, evidence-based information on early intensive behavioral intervention for autism. The book explores the evolution of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), reviews the neurobiology of ASD,...

2014-04-28 12:30:49

Genomic research a game-changer in treatment plans LEWISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No parent is ever fully prepared to learn that a child is anything other than healthy and happy, and a diagnosis of autism can be particularly frightening. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81207 Families everywhere are desperately seeking accurate diagnoses, appropriate care and therapeutic programs for their children with autism spectrum disorders and...

2014-04-24 23:17:12

Snug Vest, producer of an inflatable vest that provides Deep Pressure Therapy for individuals with high levels of anxiety, ADHD and autism, has been chosen to present to the Dragons on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 One year after Snug Vest launched it’s product, hundreds of vests have been sold to children, teens and adults. The young company is seeking funding to scale and grow Snug Vest, as they are determined to help many more individuals with autism...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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