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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...

2011-04-15 18:22:42

Autism Speaks and Miami Children's Hospital examined co-morbidity of autism and epilepsy in ATP brain donations and CA DDS data to examine differences in mortality rates when both conditions are present A comprehensive investigation of brain tissue donated to the Autism Speaks Autism Tissue Program (ATP), a postmortem brain tissue donation program, determined that one-third of the brain donors with autism also had epilepsy, and co-morbidity data from the California State Department of...

2011-04-08 15:25:08

Researchers from the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a new gene that predisposes people to both autism and epilepsy. Led by the neurologist Dr. Patrick Cossette, the research team found a severe mutation of the synapsin gene (SYN1) in all members of a large French-Canadian family suffering from epilepsy, including individuals also suffering from autism. This study also includes an analysis of two cohorts of individuals from Quebec, which made it possible to identify other...

2011-04-01 10:32:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April is Autism Awareness Month. To help reporters develop stories about Autism Spectrum Disorders, the University of South Carolina has compiled a list of faculty experts. To interview a faculty member, contact the staff member listed with each entry, or call the Office of Media Relations at 803-777-5400. The Autism - Fragile X relationship Dr. Jane Roberts, associate professor of psychology, is among a handful of researchers who...

2011-03-10 10:17:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoMeD -- As the United Nations, the European Commission, and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluate the health and environmental risks associated with mercury, a known neurotoxin, carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, and immune-system disruptor, new research continues to fuel concerns about Thimerosal (THIM), a mercury-based compound used as a preservative in inactivated flu vaccines. Publicizing the recent...