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2012-04-25 20:13:40

A new study, published by Cell Press in the April 26 issue of the journal Neuron, discovers several genes associated with autism and finds evidence for a shared genetic mechanism underlying autism and fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability.

2012-04-19 21:04:45

A new approach to investigating hard-to-find chromosomal abnormalities has identified 33 genes associated with autism and related disorders, 22 for the first time.

2012-04-17 23:01:57

Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region announces the opening of its new Autism Diagnostic Clinic.

2012-04-10 05:05:09

With an alarming number of obese individuals today, a study was conducted that focuses especially on obese mothers and the risks their children could face.

Obesity In Mothers Increases Chances Of Autism In Children
2012-04-09 09:29:34

A new study conducted by researchers affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute is proposing that women suffering from obesity during pregnancy may increase their chances of having a child with autism.

2012-04-05 14:06:10

There is little argument among experts that autism spectrum disorders (ASD), complex developmental disabilities that vary widely in their severity, are caused by both genetic and environmental factors.

2012-04-05 09:35:52

Researchers have turned up a new clue to the workings of a possible environmental factor in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs): fathers were four times more likely than mothers to transmit tiny, spontaneous mutations to their children with the disorders.

One-in-ten Autistic Kids 'Bloom' Out Of Severe Symptoms
2012-04-03 06:08:13

Roughly one-in-ten children diagnosed with severe forms of autism will shed many symptoms of the developmental disability by the time they reach their eight birthday, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University.

2012-04-02 23:00:04

Every year April is recognized as the National Autism Awareness Month, which provides a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues that affect people suffering from this


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