Latest Developmental neuroscience Stories

2014-01-27 23:25:46

One in 88 American children has been diagnosed as autistic. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP examines recent research into the possible causes of this epidemic. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Autism is a complex disorder seen in children’s developing nervous systems. It is characterized by impairments in communication and social interactions, along with restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped behaviors, interests, and activities beginning before the age of three years....

2014-01-22 12:27:10

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Autism Spectrum Disorders - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 EpiCast Report: Autism Spectrum Disorders - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 Summary Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a group of incurable, developmental disabilities which affect the brain and are usually diagnosed between the ages of 18-24 months. ASD encompasses a broad spectrum of disorders in which the...

2014-01-15 23:22:53

The educational, evidence-based app developed by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) helps children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) overcome deficits by learning new skills. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the release of Autism Learning Games: Camp Discovery, which houses a growing suite of educational games designed to teach children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) new skills. The app...

Autism Sight And Sound OUt Of Sync
2014-01-15 11:27:19

[ Watch The Video: Senses Of Sight And Sound Separated In Kids With Autism ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of autism researchers from Vanderbilt University have found that children with the condition experience the world as if they are watching a badly-dubbed foreign movie, in which auditory and visual stimuli are out of sync. According to the team’s report in The Journal of Neuroscience, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulty...

Robin Hansen
2014-01-13 04:59:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments are frequently used to help young children who are autistic or suffering from other developmental delays, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of California, Davis MIND Institute. The paper, which was published online Saturday in the Journal of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, also found that the families most likely to employ both...

Neuroscience Study Reveals New Player In Obesity
2014-01-08 08:24:33

Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus A protein directs appetite suppressor in the brain; implications for obesity treatment A new neuroscience study sheds light on the biological underpinnings of obesity. The in vivo study, published in the January 8 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, reveals how a protein in the brain helps regulate food intake and body weight. The findings reveal a potential new avenue for the treatment of obesity and may help explain why medications that are...

2013-12-23 23:04:59

February 13, 2014 Webinar Kicks Off New Three-part “Changing Minds” Series for Special Education Leaders San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, is launching a new three-part webinar series, “Changing Minds,” to provide special education leaders critical insight on neurodevelopmental disorders and explore contemporary approaches for supporting and educating...

2013-12-18 09:48:26

Many children with intellectual disability or lower functioning autism spectrum disorders, particularly those in low and middle income countries, do not receive psychosocial treatment interventions for their condition. If non-specialists were able to deliver such care, more children may be able to receive treatment. In this week's PLOS Medicine, Brian Reichow (Yale Child Study Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, US) and colleagues from the World Health Organization conducted a...

Probiotics Used To Treat Intestinal Issues In Autistic Mouse Model
2013-12-06 05:26:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered a possible link between the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and changes occurring in the gut bacteria of mice, according to new research appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Cell. While autism is a neurodevelopmental condition typically diagnosed when people demonstrate specific behaviors such as decreased social interaction and impaired communication skills, those who are...

2013-12-05 23:27:40

Project HOPE Foundation and Big Brain Staffing partner to help a local group of young adults with autism earn paychecks. Woodruff, SC (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 In Upstate South Carolina, a group of young adults with autism are earning paychecks while exceeding every productivity goal. They were able to label over 11,400 food pouches in less the two weeks. In the process, they are practicing communication skills and building relationships. Project HOPE Foundation, a nonprofit organization...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'