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Autism Chances Enhanced With Low Birth Weight
2012-01-20 09:36:05

The basis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is long known to have a strong genetic component, however new research is suggesting that environmental factors may play an equally important role in this developmental disorder affecting nearly one in 100 children. The study, published in the journal Psychological Medicine suggests that low birth weight is an important environmental factor contributing to the risk of ASD, reports Wendy Leopold for Northwestern University. Lead author of the...

2012-01-12 12:09:42

New study finds that children with autism and gastrointestinal symptoms have high levels of the bacterium Sutterella in their gut New research conducted in the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, reports that children with autism and gastrointestinal disturbances have high levels of a bacterium called Sutterella in their intestines. Study findings are published online in the journal mBio. The investigators found that over...

2012-01-10 11:33:54

The underlying reason autism is often associated with gastrointestinal problems is an unknown, but new results to be published in the online journal mBio® on January 10 reveal that the guts of autistic children differ from other children in at least one important way: many children with autism harbor a type of bacteria in their guts that non-autistic children do not. The study was conducted by Brent Williams and colleagues at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University....

2011-12-12 17:40:04

Teaching young children with autism to imitate others may improve a broader range of social skills, according to a new study by a Michigan State University scholar. The findings come at a pivotal time in autism research. In the past several years, researchers have begun to detect behaviors and symptoms of autism that could make earlier diagnosis and even intervention like this possible, said Brooke Ingersoll, MSU assistant professor of psychology. “It´s pretty...

2011-12-12 05:00:00

RANDOLPH, Mass., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents and caregivers everywhere are eager for credible, research-based information on the most effective treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). To address this need, the National Autism Center has released its newest manual, "A Parent's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice and Autism." The Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective, evidence-based treatment approaches for individuals with ASD. The...

2011-12-06 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MyHealthTeams today announced the launch of MyAutismTeam, its flagship social network for parents of children on the autism spectrum. MyAutismTeam is the first social network specifically for parents of children with autism, making it easy to connect with others who have had similar experiences. The network is a Facebook-meets-Yelp style place for parents to share recommendations of local providers, openly discuss issues,...

2011-12-02 12:00:00

Special Learning, Inc. launches their newest product, the Autism Educator Teaching Series, a set of downloadable eBook for educators, parents, practitioners and other individuals involved in the care and education of children with Autism or other developmental disabilities. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 Special Learning, Inc., an online comprehensive Autism solutions company, today announced the launch of their newest product, the Autism Educator Teaching Series, a set of...

2011-11-30 14:35:25

However, the study did not find differences in the brain size of girls with autism In the largest study of brain development in preschoolers with autism to date, a study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers has found that 3-year-old boys with regressive autism, but not early onset autism, have larger brains than their healthy counterparts. The study is published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition. It was led by Christine Wu Nordahl, a...

New Autism Treatment Appears Promising
2011-11-28 11:39:32

Neuroscientists have homed in on potential differences in the brain cells of autistic people by studying brainlike spheres grown in an elaborate process from skin cells. The scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine studied cells from patients suffering from Timothy syndrome, a rare genetic condition that is associated with one of the most penetrant forms of autism. Most people with the Timothy syndrome mutation have, among other health issues, autism as a symptom. Autism...

2011-11-15 09:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to autism statistics from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated one in 110 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with autism - a 600 percent increase in the past two decades. To help address this trend and support autism research and advocacy efforts, Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE: ALL) today announced the launch of the "Quotes for Autism Speaks" program. As part of the program, Allstate will...