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2011-05-16 13:11:58

Studies include complementary medicine use, medication use, risk for lead toxicity and nutrition Much about autism is unknown, but researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) are working to learn more about the neurodevelopmental disorder and its most effective treatments. A team of researchers from URMC joins researchers from across the world in San Diego this week for the 10th annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). Rochester researchers are...

2011-05-10 17:24:00

National Autism Association Calls for Immediate Congressional and Scientific Investigation Into Autism-Vaccine Link NIXA, Mo., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite numerous studies cited repeatedly by federal officials as proof that vaccines do not cause autism, a new study released today in the Pace Environmental Law Review revealed that over the last two decades, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) has been quietly compensating dozens of vaccine injury...

2011-05-10 11:13:00

Government program has been quietly paying awards to vaccine-injured children with autism for two decades but continues to deny vaccine-autism link. SafeMinds calls for immediate Congressional investigations. WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by SafeMinds (www.SafeMinds.org): For over 20 years, the federal government has publicly denied a vaccine-autism link, while at the same time its Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has been...

2011-05-08 23:01:00

American, Canadian, and Korean Research by George Washington University and Yale University Reveals Autism Prevalence May be Higher Than Current Estimates WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autism may be more common worldwide than previously thought, according to researchers from the George Washington University (GW) and Yale University. The researchers conducted an autism prevalence study for the first time in South Korea and estimated that the prevalence of autism...

2011-05-05 15:20:48

An examination of the birth records of the more than 7million children born in the state of California during the 1990s and early 2000s has found a clear link between the month in which a child is conceived and the risk of that child later receiving a diagnosis of autism. Among the children included in the study, those conceived during winter had a significantly greater risk of autism, the study found. The risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder grew progressively throughout...

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2011-05-05 08:22:26

University of Leicester researchers present further evidence from first ever general population survey of autism in adulthood Not a single person identified with autism or asperger's syndrome during a community survey in England actually knew they had the condition, research led by the University of Leicester reveals. According to Dr Traolach Brugha, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Leicester, the research has already revealed that autism was commoner in males, those without...

2011-05-02 23:56:23

In 2005, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that 2-year-old children with autism have brains up to 10 percent larger than children of the same age without autism. Now a follow-up study by UNC researchers has found that the children who had enlarged brains at age 2 continued to have enlarged brains at ages 4 and 5, but the amount of the enlargement was to the same degree found at age 2. This increased brain growth did not continue beyond 2 years of age and...

2011-05-02 09:00:00

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SynapDx Corporation announced today that is has obtained an exclusive world-wide license to technology from Children's Hospital Boston to accelerate the Company's development of blood-based tests to enable the early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders. The discoveries were developed through collaboration by leading Children's researchers, Dr. Louis Kunkel and Dr. Isaac Kohane. In 2010, SynapDx also obtained exclusive world-wide rights to...

2011-04-21 10:26:00

- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and NIH Build Pool of Volunteers for Autism Studies - PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Families of children with autism want advances in treatment; scientists researching autism want more families to participate in studies. A new resource, based at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, addresses both of those concerns by enrolling a centralized pool of children and parents who have volunteered to take part in autism...

2011-04-21 11:44:00

Latest edition of comprehensive treatments and therapies resource offers hope to individuals affected by autism NIXA, Mo., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) announced today that the publishers of Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2011--2012, Skyhorse Publishing, will be donating a portion of proceeds from sales of the book back to NAA. Compiled by Ken Siri and Tony Lyons, the book presents both traditional and emerging treatments and therapies...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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