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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...

2014-02-07 08:24:26

Organization stresses the importance of working together to create a stronger, more effective autism community CARY, N.C., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As autism rates continue to grow throughout the US and around the world, there are more treatment options than ever before. While greater research, awareness and acceptance has taken place, there is also a growing divide among the community. Now, the largest online resource for the autism community, National Autism Network, has issued...

Using Bumetanide For Chloride Reduction May Prevent Autism
2014-02-07 06:09:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A drug given to pregnant mice with models of autism prevents autistic behavior in their offspring, according to a new study reported Friday in the journal Science. Although the drug could not be administered prenatally in humans since there is no way to screen for autism in human fetuses, clinical trials in which the drug was administered to young children who have already developed autistic symptoms are showing progress, the...

2014-02-06 23:04:37

Crowdsourced campaign allows you to suggest and vote on the robot’s name. Dallas (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, announces the Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest, which invites members of the autism, special needs and education communities to suggest and vote on a name for the company’s social robot. The robot is the central component in Robots4Autism, a comprehensive autism intervention program that uses purpose-built social robots and...

2014-02-06 23:03:40

Educators and Therapists Able to Simultaneously Input Data for Group of Students Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 ABPathfinder, LLC, developer of special education and therapy management solutions, announces a new group data collection feature for its ABPathfinder data management and assessment software. Designed especially for special education and autism therapy, this purpose-built capability enables educators and therapists to log data and track progress for multiple...

2014-02-05 23:30:39

New York lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm applauds the Justice Department for agreeing to fund optional tracking devices to be worn by children with autism. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Attorney at Law David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm and lawyer for the family of Avonte Oquendo, applauds the U.S. Department of Justice for agreeing to fund voluntary electronic tracking devices to be worn by children with autism. A day after the funeral for Oquendo,...

2014-02-05 23:25:56

Children suffering from Autism have special needs. Provide for their nutritional, mental, and psychological requirements with the breakthrough product called Spectrum Nutraceutical. Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The challenges of being a parent to an autistic child is immense. Aside from their high nutritional requirements, parents should also help regulate their emotions, improve their motor skill, and strengthen their physical and cognitive abilities. Also part of the...

2014-02-04 23:01:38

Special education tech startup SpecialNeedsWare partners with Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital on a language curriculum for those with autism and other developmental disabilities. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 SpecialNeedsWare, the creators of AutisMate - the award-winning technology platform for autism - have partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital - Harvard Medical School’s renowned pediatric teaching hospital - to revolutionize communication and language...