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2014-04-22 14:28:27

When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism. Until now, it has been unclear how much these stressors have impacted the cells of a developing brain. Past studies have shown that when an expectant mother exposes herself to alcohol or drug abuse or she experiences some trauma...

Autism Risk Higher For Mothers Over 30 Years Of Age
2014-04-22 14:13:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While several recent studies on the risk of a child developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have focused on paternal age or even the age of the grandfather, a new Sweden-based study has found that risk for ASD increases with the age of both parents – but particularly for would-be mothers. The study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, revealed that ASD risk with parental age increased linearly for older...

2014-04-21 23:03:42

Autism moms, activists and hosts of “Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy” are asking everyone to support “Coverage for Autism Now” on April 23 by displaying “CAN” somewhere visible on their body or clothing. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Shannon Penrod and Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson, hosts of “Let’s Talk Autism with Shannon & Nancy,” a segment on Autism Live, are teaming up with the autism community on April 23, 2014 to spearhead the “Coverage for Autism...

2014-04-21 23:02:02

Across the country, tens of thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, are suffering due to lack of access to appropriate care and services. Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Across the country, tens of thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, are suffering due to lack of access to appropriate care and services. The numbers representing present and future need are alarming. Almost all states have waitlists...

2014-04-21 12:23:05

DETROIT, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets are still available for the 3(rd) Annual Michigan Shines for Autism gala on Saturday, April 26, at DTE Energy's headquarters (NYSE: DTE). The fundraising gala is the Autism Alliance of Michigan's celebration for business professionals, autism service providers and individuals committed to improving the lives of individuals with autism in our state. The black tie optional event wraps up Autism Awareness Month activities to build...

2014-04-18 23:07:33

The makers of EnLyte Advanced Generation Folate Therapy are sharing educational information on autism facts and treatment. Sunset, Louisians (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Autism has increased 78% in the last decade. There is still a lot to learn about the disorder, and JayMac Pharmaceuticals sat down with noted psychiatrist, Lawrence Ginsberg, MD recently to discuss the topic. Dr. Ginsberg is an international authority in psychiatry and psychopharmacology, and runs a thriving practice, Red Oak...

2014-04-18 23:05:07

The conference will teach parents and caregivers about effective, individualized treatment programs for those with autism spectrum disorder. Denver (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will host a free, comprehensive, one-day “CARD Colorado Autism Conference” on treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The event will help parents and caregivers of children with ASD learn about effective intervention solutions, parent training...

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...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.