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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...

2014-02-04 23:01:38

Special education tech startup SpecialNeedsWare partners with Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital on a language curriculum for those with autism and other developmental disabilities. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 SpecialNeedsWare, the creators of AutisMate - the award-winning technology platform for autism - have partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital - Harvard Medical School’s renowned pediatric teaching hospital - to revolutionize communication and language...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.