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New Screening Method Could Detect Autism In 9 Month Old

New Screening Method Could Detect Autism In 9 Month Old Infants

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The identification of two new biomarkers could help medical researchers identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children as young as nine months old – one year earlier than the...

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2014-04-18 11:32:58

Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder, fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — the formation of "R-loops," which they believe may be associated with the disorder's neurological symptoms, such as tremors, lack of balance, features of Parkinsonism, and cognitive decline. The finding suggests that the R-loops may be potential targets for drug development, said Paul Hagerman,...

2014-04-17 23:01:14

Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — the formation of “R-loops,” which they believe may be associated with the disorder’s neurological symptoms, such as tremors, lack of balance, features of Parkinsonism, and cognitive decline. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the...

2014-04-17 13:42:44

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adolescents appears to be associated with atypical connectivity in the brain involving the systems that help people infer what others are thinking and understand the meaning of others' actions and emotions. The ability to navigate and thrive in complex social systems is commonly impaired in ASD, a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting as many as 1 in 88 children. The authors used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate connectivity in two...

2014-04-16 23:16:00

As April unfolds and Autism Awareness month takes hold, A Special Needs Plan comments on these staggering statistics and some hope for the future. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 "The CDC recently released their most updated research on the occurrence of Autism. Based upon their findings, the occurrence of Autism has increased 29% since 2008 and 62% since 2006. Boys continue to be diagnosed more often than girls at 1 in 42 boys versus 1 in 189 girls." Article Here “The...

2014-04-16 23:10:34

The Skills® technology provides Pediatric Behavioral Services an efficient means to complete comprehensive assessments and develop individualized treatment plans for its clients. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Pediatric Behavioral Services (PBS) is now utilizing Skills®, a web-based tool, to assess its clients’ strengths and weaknesses, design individualized and comprehensive treatment plans, and track progress. PBS, headquartered in Jacksonville, treats children...

2014-04-16 12:15:13

Highest Association Found During First Trimester Exposure for Autism and Third Trimester Exposure for Developmental Delays In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in boys. The study,...

2014-04-16 08:34:14

Congressman Bill Posey Has Strong Words for Government Agency. Concludes: "I think the CDC Should Be Investigated." WATCHUNG, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an April 8 interview on AutismOne's A Conversation of Hope radio show, Congressman Bill Posey's strong resolve and demands for transparency were evident as he discussed the Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s handling of vaccine safety studies which affect "our most precious resource in our nation - our...

2014-04-14 23:12:26

Your Autism Coach, a leading autism parent coaching and seminar company, has released a free excerpt from its upcoming new book, The Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. Parents can download the excerpt at http://www.yourautismcoach.com or call (347) 869-4705 to request a copy. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 68 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder, which is an increase of over 30%...

2014-04-14 23:11:00

JayMac Pharmaceuticals, the makers of advanced generation folate therapy, EnLyte, respond to March CDC reports of a 30 percent increase in the rise of autism. Sunset, Louisiana (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 In March, the CDC reported a 30 percent rise in autism, now affecting one in 68 children. Prevention is key, and JayMac Pharmaceuticals, LLC is committed to educating on prenatal prevention with adequate supplementation. Folate is crucial to the developing fetus, and supplementing with folic...

2014-04-14 23:01:48

Speech therapist and occupational therapist with Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, to train Clay County Sheriff's Office deputies on how to help a child with autism who has wandered/run away. Green Cove Springs, Florida (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 A 2012 study in Pediatrics confirmed what some parents already knew: nearly half of all children with an ASD attempt to elope from a safe environment. (ASD is the clinical term used to describe any form of autism or disorder on...