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2012-01-26 11:40:35

In their first year of life, babies who will go on to develop autism already show different brain responses when someone looks at or away from them. Although the researchers are careful to say that the study, reported online on January 26 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology, is only a first step toward earlier diagnosis, the findings do suggest that direct brain measures might help to predict the future development of autism symptoms in infants as young as six months. "Our findings...

2012-01-25 04:54:03

Teaching children with autism to 'talk things through in their head' may help them to solve complex day-to-day tasks, which could increase the chances of independent, flexible living later in life, according to new research. The study, led by Durham University, found that the mechanism for using 'inner speech' or 'talking things through in their head' is intact in children with autism but not always used in the same way as typically developing children do. The psychologists found that...

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...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin