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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...

2011-01-25 15:06:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a study published in Molecular Psychiatry by Dr. Daniel Rossignol (International Child Development Resource Center, Melbourne FL, Aid for Autism) and Dr. Richard Frye (University of Texas), children with autism are more likely to have abnormal function of a key part of the cell called the mitochondria (http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp2010136a.html). Mitochondria are best known for producing energy for the...

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2011-01-10 09:25:00

The sooner a second child is conceived following the birth of his or her older sibling, the higher the risk that that boy or girl will develop autism, claims a new study in Monday's edition of the journal Pediatrics. The study, which evaluated over 660,000 children in the state of California, discovered that having a second child less than two years after the first makes that infant "considerably more likely to have an autism diagnosis compared to those born after at least three years," AP...

2011-01-05 17:26:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The British Medical Journal published an article today attacking Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his work towards a better understanding of the medical issues involved in the development of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Wakefield co-authored the case series reported in the British Journal, The Lancet, in 1998, which identified a novel inflammatory bowel disease in children diagnosed with autism. The association between autism and bowel...

2010-12-24 07:58:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Being able to find shoes in a bedroom, apples in a grocery store, or a favorite animal at the zoo is impaired in children with autism, according to this study. Previous studies have shown that children with autism usually demonstrate outstanding visual search skills, but this new research shows that autistic children are unable to search for objects in real-life situation- a necessary life skill. Previous studies have tested search skills using table-top tasks or...

2010-12-21 13:39:00

New Research Funding Must Target Prevention and Treatment of Fastest Growing Childhood Disorder WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) today expressed gratitude to Senator Christopher Dodd and his staff for their dedication and efforts in drafting legislation introduced on Friday to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA.) Citing support of some of the legislation's provisions, the organization believes the bill falls short in...

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2010-12-21 06:20:00

A study published Monday has found that autistic children have difficulty finding things such as personal belongings or specific foods at the supermarket, impairing their ability to lead normal lives. Researchers at the University of Bristol in England said by testing a child's ability to carry out real-life tasks they had challenged previous findings that autistic children have enhanced visual searching skills. "This new research indicates that children with autism are unable to search...


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