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2010-09-01 13:44:21

Research findings show subtle differences that parents and professionals may easily overlook Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today new study results showing an early marker for later communication and social delays in infants at a higher-risk for autism may be infrequent gazing at other people when unprompted. Published in the September issue of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, the study also found that six-month-old high-risk infants demonstrated the same level of cause...

2010-09-01 08:00:00

Research Findings Show Subtle Differences that Parents and Professionals May Easily Overlook BALTIMORE, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today new study results showing an early marker for later communication and social delays in infants at a higher-risk for autism may be infrequent gazing at other people when unprompted. Published in the September issue of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, the study also found that six-month-old...

2010-08-04 16:14:55

Autism Speaks comments on state of research on potential environmental health factors with autism following US Senate committee on environment and public works, subcommittee on children's health Autism Speaks' Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. emphasized the importance of research on environmental risk factors for autism spectrum disorders as the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Subcommittee on Children's Health convened a special hearing on potential...

2010-07-22 10:07:00

DEARBORN, Mich., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerated research findings leading to potentially significant new treatments for fragile X syndrome (FXS) will be presented to nearly 1,000 family members and professionals at the 12th International Fragile X Conference in Dearborn July 21-25. Nearly 200 speakers -- many from the world's leading research universities -- will describe the latest treatments for symptoms related to the mutation of the Fragile X gene and powerful new medications...

2010-07-19 05:00:00

Ending the Autism Epidemic Starts with Removal of Harmful Exposures, Says SafeMinds HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two papers in this week's neuroscience journal Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis point to vaccines and heavy metals including mercury as causes of the alarming rise in autism. The Centers for Disease Control now estimate autism to affect one in 110 children, up 40% from just a few years ago. "The rapid increase in autism cannot be explained...

2010-06-24 03:55:13

Mothers of children with autism see their careers disproportionally affected as they confront greater demands on their time, inflexible workplaces and increased medical costs, according to a new study by researchers at Washington State University Vancouver. The study, based on a survey of 326 families in Washington and Oregon, found that slightly more than half the women worked fewer hours to accommodate the needs of their child and three out of five had not taken a job because of their...

2010-06-23 16:56:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Scientific American article asks, "What if Vitamin D Deficiency is a Cause of Autism?" (1) How could vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy cause autism, a genetic disease? Indeed, five researchers at Harvard, led by Dr. Dennis Kinney, recently endorsed and then modified the vitamin D theory of autism.(2) Very recently, Dr. Darryl Eyles, of the University of Queensland, added his name to growing list of scientists who agree that...

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2010-06-09 13:25:00

Autism Speaks, the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, and an international consortium of researchers, along with participating families, joined together to announce new autism genetic discoveries from the second phase of its collaborative study: the Autism Genome Project. The results were published today in the journal Nature, one of the world's most respected peer-reviewed scientific publications. The Autism Genome Project (AGP) is an international autism genetics...

2010-06-07 07:15:00

NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- School districts across the U.S. struggle with the combination of two harsh realities: an increasing intensity of budget cuts for 2010-11, and complying with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which guarantees "free appropriate" education to all disabled students including the growing number of students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In addition, parents are pressuring schools to either comply with the IDEA or face...

2010-06-03 14:13:11

Children with autism have a different chemical fingerprint in their urine than non-autistic children, according to new research published tomorrow in the print edition of the Journal of Proteome Research. The researchers behind the study, from Imperial College London and the University of South Australia, suggest that their findings could ultimately lead to a simple urine test to determine whether or not a young child has autism. Autism affects an estimated one in every 100 people in the UK....