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Understanding Autism And Schizophrenia
2014-02-24 08:21:53

Mathilde Weirsøe, Aarhus University In a study to be published in Psychological Science, researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen demonstrate that brain cells in what is called the mirror system help people make sense of the actions they see other people perform in everyday life. Using magnetic stimulation to temporarily disrupt normal processing of the areas of the human brain involved in the production of actions of human participants, it is demonstrated...

2014-02-19 23:01:15

Biochemist Brian Hooker, scientific advisor to A Shot of Truth, reveals CDC knew of risks for over a decade. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 For nearly ten years, Brian Hooker has been requesting documents that are kept under tight wraps by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His more than 100 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests have resulted in copious evidence that the vaccine preservative Thimerosal, which is still used in the flu shot that is...

2014-02-19 12:27:27

HOSTED BY KRISTEN AND STEPHEN STILLS, THE EVENING CELEBRATES AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), John Mayer, Don Felder, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stills and many special guests will return to Los Angeles on April 5 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel for the 2(nd) Light Up The Blues Concert--An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization. Also performing are special...

2014-02-19 08:34:25

Chocolatier to Raise Awareness and Funds for Autism with the Help of Iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY figure STRATHAM, N.H., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Premium Swiss chocolatier Lindt USA today announces its continued partnership with Autism Speaks to raise funds and awareness for the autism community. For the sixth consecutive year, Lindt is supporting the world's leading autism and science advocacy organization through sales of the chocolatier's iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY figure. During...

2014-02-18 23:29:37

The Parenting Asperger's Resource Guide is a new program that teaches people how to help their children with Asperger's enjoy life. An overview on the website Vinaf.com points out if the program is worth buying. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The Parenting Asperger's Resource Guide, created by Dave Angel, shows people what Asperger's is and how it affects children. Asperger's is a mental disability that affects the way children develop and understand the around...

2014-02-17 23:03:20

March 12, 2014 “Changing Minds” Webinar for Special Education Leaders Provides Insights That Supports Students and Prevents Behavior Problems San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Problem behavior in children and teenagers is a common source of stress for educators, parents and families, impacting both academic performance and overall quality of life. To help educators better understand and address the rising number of behavior issues they see in the classroom, PresenceLearning,...

2014-02-12 23:21:11

Grants provide funding for service providers to offer scholarships to individuals with autism for swimming and water safety lessons. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the establishment of the Autism Speaks Scholarship Fund for Swimming and Water Safety. The new grant program provides funding for eligible local service providers to offer scholarships for swimming and water safety lessons...

Genetic Variation Linked To Intellectual Ability
2014-02-12 04:19:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research studies have demonstrated that the thickness of the cerebral cortex, or “cortical thickness,” is closely related to intellectual ability, and a new study from scientists at King's College London has revealed a gene related to both cortical thickness and intelligence . Published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the new study could help reveal the biological mechanisms behind some forms of intellectual...

2014-02-07 16:24:17

Producing important findings in a short timeframe is the goal of this special grant program CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Research Foundation (BRF) announced three recipients of its 2014 Scientific Innovations Award program (SIAs) for researchers investigating novel pathways to detect, treat and better comprehend serious neural diseases such as Parkinson's and schizophrenia. "The innovation that these researchers bring to addressing the scientific understanding and...

2014-02-07 13:10:42

Report investigators in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics Despite the identification of gene mutations in methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2) being linked to Rett syndrome (RS), research has been hindered by the lack of commercially available reference materials. Through collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and members of the clinical-laboratory and non-profit–research communities, 35 DNA samples containing many common RS genetic variants have...