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Deep DNA Sequencing Study Almost Quadruples Number Of Genes

Deep DNA Sequencing Study Almost Quadruples Number Of Genes Linked To Autism

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By using deep DNA sequencing, an international team of researchers led by the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC) has increased the number of genes identified with autism spectrum disorder...

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2014-10-30 23:11:55

The state grant will be used to provide behavioral therapy to children with autism who live in Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas. Corpus Christi, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), Inc. today announced the receipt of a $448,000 Autism Program grant from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). The grant will allow CARD to provide home-based, center-based, and school services for up to 24 months to underserved...

2014-10-30 23:02:57

Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute will develop and evaluate tests designed to measure and track changes in the cognitive functioning of people who typically are difficult to assess accurately: those with an intellectual disability, formerly termed mental retardation. The research will be funded through a new, five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Tests will track improved thinking and...

2014-10-29 23:02:21

Newfound Genetic Differences Provide Many Hints at Causes New York, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Small differences in as many as a thousand genes contribute to risk for autism, according to a study led by Mount Sinai researchers and the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), and published today in the journal Nature. The new study examined data on several types of rare, genetic differences in more than 14,000 DNA samples from parents, affected children, and unrelated individuals – by far...

2014-10-28 23:10:37

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation announces new educational opportunities including broadcast of select presentations from the International 3S Symposium and live broadcast of new Signature Lecture Series featuring author Carol Stock Kranowitz. (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is excited to announce that on November 11, the Foundation’s Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) University will broadcast select presentations from the 17th annual...

2014-10-22 12:22:53

New research shows correlation between exposures to toxic air pollutants and autism spectrum disorders; coalition including PennFuture responds PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary results from a groundbreaking study from the University of Pittsburgh show a significant correlation between exposure to toxic air pollutants during pregnancy and a child's early years of life and the development of autism spectrum disorders. Researchers from the University of...

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2014-10-21 03:30:12

Provided by Karen N. Peart, Yale University About 20% of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57% of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months. Published in the October Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, this is the first large-scale, multi-site study aimed at...

2014-10-19 23:00:17

Special Needs Network (SNN), California’s leading grassroots advocacy nonprofit for children with autism raises $300,000 for South LA autism clinic. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 Special Needs Network kicked off the Los Angeles Fall gala season with its 9th Annual Evening Under the Stars gala this past Saturday, October 4, 2014, with more than 500 guests. Held at John Calley Park on the Sony Studios Lot in Culver City, CA, the event themed “A Toast to Old Hollywood”...

2014-10-19 12:21:22

The NextCODE Exchange will host the Simons Simplex Collection, so approved users can query one of the major sequence datasets in this field - online, at full resolution, without sending big files CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextCODE Health and the Simons Foundation today announced a partnership under which the Simons Simplex Collection (SSC) will be hosted on the NextCODE Exchange and made accessible in real time to approved researchers around the...

2014-10-18 16:21:09

DALLAS, October 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Autism - Pipeline Review, H2 2014" and "Endometriosis - Pipeline Review, H2 2014" market research reports to its store. The reports provide an overview of the Autism's and Endometriosis's therapeutic pipeline. They cover comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Autism and Endometriosis, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism...

2014-10-15 23:01:28

UC Davis MIND Institute medical director honored with one of the most prestigious awards for pediatricians in the United States. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Randi Jenssen Hagerman, medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and Treatment, has received the prestigious C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development for her outstanding contributions in the field of child development from the...


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