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2014-04-01 23:23:19

Exclusive Genetics, a world leader in the bucking bull industry, is launching the "Buck Autism" Campaign to support the National Autism Association and the Parent Information Center of Wyoming; kicking off with a charity event on April 5 at the ACM Party For A Cause® Festival in Las Vegas. Orchard, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 In support of National Autism Awareness Month this April 2014, Exclusive Genetics (EG), a world leader in the bucking bull industry will launch the...

The Prenatal Origins Of Autism In The Developing Brain
2014-03-28 07:48:58

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science provides evidence that the development of autism begins during pregnancy. For this study, 25 genes in the post-mortem brain tissue of children both with autism and without were analyzed. Researchers included Eric Courchesne, PhD, professor of neurosciences and director of the Autism Center of Excellence at UC San...

2014-03-27 12:31:21

Latest snapshot shows proportion of children with autism and higher IQ on the rise ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 eight-year-olds) in multiple communities in the United States has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000 eight year...

2014-03-26 16:08:03

Decreased exposure to air pollution associated with increases in key protein in brain development Decreased exposure to air pollution in utero is linked with improved childhood developmental scores and higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key protein for brain development, according to a study looking at the closure of a coal-burning power plant in China led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public...

2014-03-25 23:04:18

Best Buds Summer Day Camp and Camp Connect XYZ will Offer Services for Children Ages 3 to 14 Owing Mills, MD (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Shafer Center for Early Intervention will be offering two innovative summer program options for children on the autism spectrum who are not enrolled in the Center’s 12-month program. Best Buds Summer Day Camp, serving children ages 3 to 8 years old, and Camp Connect XYZ™, serving children ages 6 to 14 years old, will provide educational services for...

2014-03-12 11:39:12

Gender identity issues more likely among children with autism and related disorders or ADHD, study finds Children and teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder or those who have attention deficit and hyperactivity problems are much more likely to wish to be another gender. So says John Strang of the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, USA, leader of the first study to compare the occurrence of such gender identity issues among children and adolescents with and without...

One Gene Influences Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
2014-02-27 15:29:46

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers report that one change in the sequence of the BDNF gene causes some people to be more impaired by traumatic brain injury (TBI) than others with comparable wounds. The study, described in the journal PLOS ONE, measured general intelligence in a group of 156 Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war. All of the study subjects had damage to the prefrontal cortex, a brain region behind the forehead that is...

New Autism Definition May Decrease Diagnosis By One-third
2014-02-26 11:24:39

Columbia University Medical Center New diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) issued by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may reduce by almost one third the total number of people being diagnosed, according to new research from Columbia University School of Nursing published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The guidelines, released in May 2013 and the first major update to psychiatric diagnosis criteria in almost two decades, may leave...

2014-02-26 08:28:48

Unique research approach in ASD may lead to more powerful genetic diagnostic tests SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostics company focused on complex, genetically linked disorders, announced today the publication of the first major study in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to apply a unique research approach that identified 39 variants in 36 genes, which may confer a genetic risk of developing ASD. This approach - haplotype...

2014-02-20 12:13:45

Collaborative research out of the George Washington University (GW) reveals new information on the pathogenesis of feeding and swallowing difficulties often found in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and intellectual disability. Using an animal model of DiGeorge/22q11 Deletion Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes autism and intellectual disability, the GW group found clear signs of early feeding and swallowing disruption, and underlying changes in brain...


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