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2011-07-20 16:52:58

Children and adults with social withdrawal due to Fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and the most common known single gene cause of autism, may benefit from an experimental drug under study by pediatric neurologists at Rush Children’s Hospital at Rush University Medical Center.

2011-07-12 12:50:54

Siblings of people with autism show a similar pattern of brain activity to that seen in people with autism when looking at emotional facial expressions.

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2011-07-12 06:25:00

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health reported on Monday that they have identified a number of perinatal and neonatal conditions that may be linked to autism, although the evidence is still too scarce to point to specific culprits.

2011-07-08 10:45:00

NAA Calls NIH Autism Gene Search a Waste of Money, Says Focus Should be on Environmental Causation NIXA, Mo., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published this week again confirms that environmental factors play a critical role in the development of autism.

2011-07-07 06:52:53

The largest known study of twins with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) suggests that environmental influences and maternal infections during pregnancy may greatly increase risk for ASD.

2011-07-05 19:44:10

The largest and most rigorous twin study of its kind to date has found that shared environment influences susceptibility to autism more than previously thought.

2011-07-05 13:48:42

Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, joined in announcing significant findings from the largest known study of twins with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

2011-07-05 13:00:53

After evaluating twin pairs in which at least one child has autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), researchers suggest that the shared environment may play a more substantial role in development of the condition than shared genes do.

2011-06-22 22:35:20

In a novel imaging study of sleeping toddlers, scientists at the University of California, San Diego Autism Center of Excellence report that a diminished ability of a young brain's hemispheres to "sync" with one another could be a powerful, new biological marker of autism, one that might enable an autism diagnosis at a very young age.

2011-06-14 01:29:45

Autism is often described as a spectrum – varying from severe syndromes in which the symptoms of autism are only part of the problem to the more classic autism characterized by impaired social skills, delayed language development, and repetitive or stereotyped behaviors.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.