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2014-09-03 00:22:35

Head growth significantly improved in placebo-controlled trial MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Pharmaceuticals today announced results of a recently completed phase 2 placebo-controlled trial in pediatric patients. Rett syndrome patients treated with EPI-743 demonstrated a statistically significant increase in head circumference. Decreased brain growth and head circumference are hallmarks of the disease. Rett syndrome is a genetic neurodevelopmental...

2014-09-02 08:28:39

Fraud investigation is warranted, says SafeMinds. ATLANTA, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For over a decade SafeMinds has claimed that the CDC manipulated data to show no link between vaccines and autism. But at least for one study, the rumors were put an end. In a statement, William Thompson, Ph.D. acknowledged that he and his co-authors "omitted statistically significant information" linking the MMR vaccine to an increased risk of autism in a 2004 study. An independent reanalysis...

2014-08-29 23:06:54

Children with sensory issues often have developmental delays. What occupational therapy does for kids with SPD is to help both the child and the family learn strategies and tools to help the child at home and at school. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 For most kids, sensory processing occurs without conscious thought and these skills are automatic. But for some kids, sensory information goes into the brain but does not get organized into appropriate responses. For some of these...

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2014-08-28 03:00:34

Noah Brown, Massachusetts General Hospital Previously reported autism risk appears to be attributable to mother's illness, not medication Previous studies that have suggested an increased risk of autism among children of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy may actually reflect the known increased risk associated with severe maternal depression. In a study receiving advance online publication in Molecular Psychiatry, investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...

2014-08-27 23:04:12

Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) has received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration to support implementation of the Autism Plan for Georgia, aimed at improving services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) has received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the...

2014-08-27 12:35:22

SOMERSET, N.J., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rangam Consultants Inc., an IT and non-IT staffing firm specializing in supporting contingent workforce programs for Fortune 500 clients of managed service providers, has received the 2014 ASA Care Awards after successfully launching corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in order to educate and employ individuals with special needs. Rangam, along with three other staffing companies, one associate member and one...

2014-08-26 23:09:59

SKILLS® is the world’s most comprehensive and efficient end-to-end online solution in the treatment of autism. Los Angeles (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 SKILLS® today announced the launch of Skills® LogBook, a groundbreaking supplement to the comprehensive research-based SKILLS® tool comprised of assessment, curricula, functional behavior assessment, behavior intervention plan builder, automatic progress tracking and managed care reporting. Skills® LogBook rises to...

2014-08-26 12:28:15

CMU BrainHub(SM) Will Take New Approach To Create Tools To Better Understand the Link Between Brain and Behavior PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coalescing its strengths in computer science, neuroscience, psychology and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University today announced the launch of CMU BrainHub(SM), a new initiative focusing on understanding how the structure and activity of the brain give rise to complex behaviors....

autism neurons
2014-08-25 03:30:54

Karin Eskenazi, Columbia University Medical Center May be possible to prune synapses with drug after diagnosis Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain “pruning” process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Because synapses are the points where neurons connect and communicate with each other, the excessive synapses may have...

2014-08-21 23:02:38

Hearing Problems Also on the Rise; Early Intervention Critical to Child Development, Academic and Social Success, Says ASHA Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 A new study published this week in the journal Pediatrics reported a 63% increase in disability associated with speech problems from 2001-02 to 2010-11 among U.S. children, along with a more than 15% increase in disability associated with hearing problems. The data underscore the importance of early intervention for rising...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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