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2013-07-26 13:36:43

Gene co-expression study is based on data in the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas A team of scientists has obtained intriguing insights into two groups of autism candidate genes in the mammalian brain that new evidence suggests are functionally and spatially related. The newly published analysis identifies two networked groupings from 26 genes associated with autism that are overexpressed in the cerebellar cortex, in areas dominated by neurons called granule cells. The team, composed of...

No Link Autism Prenatal Mercury Exposure
2013-07-24 09:03:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have been concerned about the potential impact of exposure to low levels of mercury on the developing brain - specifically by women consuming fish during pregnancy - for a long time. Some have even suggested mercury might be responsible for behavioral disorders such as autism. Led by the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), a new study claims there is no association between prenatal mercury exposure and...

2013-07-10 10:40:07

Children who were later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder had excessive cerebral spinal fluid and enlarged brains in infancy, a study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found, raising the possibility that those brain anomalies may serve as potential biomarkers for the early identification of the neurodevelopmental disorder. The study is the first to follow the brain-growth trajectories from infancy in children who later develop autism and...

2013-07-09 17:22:06

Researchers identify risk factor for autism in a subset of children: Maternal antibody-related autism UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have identified the specific antibodies that target fetal brain proteins in the blood of a subset of women whose children are diagnosed with autism. The finding is the first to pinpoint a specific risk factor for a significant subset of autism cases, as well as a biomarker for drug development and early diagnosis. The researchers have named autism...

Researchers Link Gluten Antibodies And Autism In Children
2013-06-20 19:11:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of American researchers has found evidence of gluten antibodies in children with autism, suggesting a potential link between the body immune system and the developmental disorder. The research team also found a connection between elevated antibody levels and gastrointestinal symptoms among affected children. They did not make a connection between elevated antibody levels and celiac disease, according to their report in the...

2013-06-14 13:49:32

Study shows autism vulnerability genes are also affected in fetal alcohol disorder In a surprising new finding, a Northwestern Medicine® study has found a common molecular vulnerability in autism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Both disorders have symptoms of social impairment and originate during brain development in utero. This the first research to explore a common mechanism for these disorders and link their molecular vulnerabilities. The study found male offspring of...

2013-04-26 23:03:26

Jacksonville company Incepture aids school for children with Autism. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 The 9th Annual Jacksonville School for Autism (JSA) Charity Golf Classic was held this week to raise awareness of the developmental disorder and provide much needed funds for the school. Incepture, a Jacksonville-headquartered staffing company, was a title sponsor for the event. The event, at Deerwood Country Club, continued despite recent inclement weather and raised more than...


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