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Evidence Found For Genetic Basis Of Autism
2011-10-04 04:32:58

[ Watch the Video ] Models of autism show that gene copy number controls brain structure and behavior Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered that one of the most common genetic alterations in autism -- deletion of a 27-gene cluster on chromosome 16 -- causes autism-like features. By generating mouse models of autism using a technique known as chromosome engineering, CSHL Professor Alea Mills and colleagues provide the first functional evidence that inheriting...

2011-10-03 05:48:31

By Alicia Rose DelGallo, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Mice with a single defective gene are showing striking parallels to humans with autism. According to a study published in the September 30th issue of Cell, a Cell Press publication, the mouse model offers several promising discoveries. The study involved developing mice lacking CNTNAP2, a rare variant of the gene that has been shown to cause a form of autism known as cortical dysplasia-focal epilepsy syndrome...

2011-09-29 17:35:00

Eagles owners commit to furthering cutting-edge autism research in their backyard Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 Christina Weiss Lurie and Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles owners and co-founders of the Lurie Family Foundation, announced a $2.5 million gift today to The Childrenâs Hospital of Philadelphiaâs Center for Autism Research (CAR). The gift will support genetic and brain imaging research to enable earlier diagnoses and more effective treatments for autism...

2011-09-19 18:53:59

Research Supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network Presented at the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting Research supported by the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN), demonstrating that symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity worsen quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), was presented today at the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas....

2011-09-19 07:43:33

Defining sociodemographic risk factors may give clues to causes of autism spectrum disorders New research from the University of Utah in collaboration with the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) shows that the presence or absence of intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) varies with risk factors such as gender, parental age, maternal ethnicity, and maternal level of education. The study, published Sept. 15, 2011, in Autism Research, also shows that household income...

2011-09-19 07:25:37

These changes may also affect the mix of bacteria present in the digestive tract Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and at the Harvard Medical School report that children with autism and gastrointestinal disturbances have altered expression of genes involved in digestion. These variations may contribute to changes in the types of bacteria in their intestines. Full study findings are reported online in the...

2011-09-12 14:53:58

The first transgenic mouse model of a rare and severe type of autism called Timothy Syndrome is improving the scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorder in general and may help researchers design more targeted interventions and treatments. The research is described in a paper published last week by scientists at the University at Buffalo and Stanford University in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The transgenic mouse developed at UB exhibits the repetitive...

2011-09-06 16:55:00

Texas-Based Specialty Clinic, ADD Wellness, examines the possible links between metabolic systems and symptoms of ASD's. The Woodlands, TX (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 Metabolic Issues in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are neurological disorders that often cause an impairment in the ability of an individual to appropriately interact with others in social settings, may limit their ability to clearly communicate on an emotional level, and frequently are...

2011-09-02 16:43:27

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have used a novel method for analyzing brain-scan data to distinguish children with autism from typically developing children. Their discovery reveals that the gray matter in a network of brain regions known to affect social communication and self-related thoughts has a distinct organization in people with autism. The findings will be published online Sept. 2 in Biological Psychiatry. While...

2011-08-16 06:45:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The risk that an infant with an older sibling with autism will also develop the disorder, previously estimated at between 3 and 10 percent, is substantially higher at approximately 19 percent, according to this study. While the study found a combined estimated risk for all participants of nearly19 percent, it found an even more elevated risk of recurrence of over 26 percent for male infants, and over 32 percent for infants with more than one older sibling with autism....