Quantcast

Latest Causes of autism Stories

2bd48eb2781977a54774b885d7809f741
2010-12-17 11:18:35

Study demonstrates connection between autism and traffic pollution Living near a freeway may be associated with increased risk of autism, according to a study published by a team of researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and the UC Davis MIND Institute. The paper will appear online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives this week. "Children born to mothers living within 309 meters of a freeway...

2010-12-16 16:23:00

Study marks the emergence of disease-modifying treatments for autism spectrum disorders BOSTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have begun a randomized, placebo-controlled trial to test a potential drug treatment for Rett syndrome, the leading known genetic cause of autism in girls. The drug, mecasermin, a synthetic form of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), is already FDA-approved for children with short stature due to IGF-1...

2010-12-03 07:12:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Children with autism are much more likely to have deficits in their ability to produce cellular energy than typically developing children. The researchers found that cumulative damage and oxidative stress in mitochondria, the energy producer of the cell, could influence the onset and severity of autism, suggesting a strong link between autism and mitochondrial defects. The authors believe that lack of ability to fuel the brain neurons might lead to some of the...

2a81b3e12b990bdd1917d85d8d3bb2f3
2010-12-02 15:03:42

U.S. researchers are getting closer to having an accurate test for autism, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment. They reported on Thursday that the test detected 94 percent of individuals with a high-functioning form of autism. "These results are the best yet in the search for a biological basis in terms of being able to distinguish those with and without the disease," Nicholas Lange of Harvard Medical School, who directs the Neurostatistics Laboratory at McLean...

1c3c28b6a7ba8b4ddd673f7c9718d387
2010-12-01 05:50:00

Autistic children are more likely to have trouble producing cellular energy due to mitochondrial DNA abnormalities than their typically developing counterparts, claims a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers at the University of California-Davis Health System discovered that impaired mitochondrial function due to damage and oxidative stress could be linked to the autism. While they say that this does not identify the cause of...

2010-11-08 06:50:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1 in 110 children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). That is a prevalence of about 1% or approximately 730,000 children aged birth to 21 who will be diagnosed with autism in the U.S. Leading researchers and autism treatment providers agree that children with autism need increased access to evidence-based interventions, including applied behavior analysis (ABA). Endorsed by the US...

46f763e4606e2f6e48568a8d31214bdb1
2010-11-04 12:45:00

Researchers have identified the deletion of a genomic region on chromosome 17 as a significant risk factor for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and schizophrenia. A mutation of one of the genes in the deleted interval already is a known cause of renal cysts and diabetes syndrome (RCAD). The research, by an international collaboration of scientists led by Emory University, will be published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Lead author of the study is Daniel Moreno-De-Luca, MD, MSc,...

2010-11-01 22:07:23

Researchers, clinicians and parents gather to discuss latest autism research The Autism Consortium, an innovative Boston area collaboration of researchers, clinicians, funders and families dedicated to catalyzing research and enhancing clinical care for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), announced that it will begin a new initiative on Translational Medicine and Autism Therapeutics. The new focus was introduced at the Consortium's fifth annual symposium held October 26th, 2010, at Harvard...

2010-10-11 08:59:00

RYE, N.Y., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Joan Fallon, founder and CEO of Curemark, LLC, (www.curemark.com), a drug research and development company focused on the treatment of neurological diseases, moderated the neuroscience roundtable focused on autism at the Life Sciences Summit 2010, held September 22-23 in Hauppauge, New York. Sponsored by the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Brookhaven National Laboratories and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, the Life Sciences Summit...

2010-10-01 14:11:41

Siblings of children with autism have more frequent language delays and other subtle characteristics of the disorder than previously understood. Girls also may be mildly affected more often than recognized in the past. A new study, led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found mild traits, not strong enough to provoke a diagnosis of autism, seem to be present in the siblings of affected children at significantly higher rates than seen in the general...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.