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2013-03-06 23:04:07

Autism mom and web-show host Shannon Penrod will shave her head April 8, 2013, live on http://www.autism-live.com, in an effort to encourage people to put Compassion in Action during National Autism Awareness Month. (PRWEB) March 06, 2013 Autism Live host Shannon Penrod will shave her head on April 8, 2013, at 10:00 am (PDT) on http://www.autism-live.com to show Compassion in Action during National Autism Awareness Month. The Autism Live web-show host is a parent of a child with autism and...

Autistic Kids Happier In The Presence Of Animals
2013-02-28 16:47:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Animals and humans have long enjoyed an amicable relationship with one another. For whatever reason, it seems as if we generally enjoy one another´s company. Various animals have been found to bring comfort to the sick and even lower blood pressure. Now, a new study has found that animals can have yet another positive influence on humans, particularly children with autism. According to research conducted by psychology...

Autism Risk Revealed By Ultrasound After Birth
2013-02-26 05:03:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A specific brain abnormality, present in low-birth weight newborns, has been linked to an increased risk of autism later in life by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU). The study, which has been published in the latest edition of the Journal of Pediatrics, found these undersized children are seven times more likely to be diagnosed with the neurodevelopmental disorder at some point in their lives if an ultrasound taken...

2013-02-25 20:21:01

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Help Group & Music for Autism present an interactive concert for individuals with autism and their families. Music for Autism offers professionally performed, enriching musical experiences in an environment where individual differences are celebrated. The one-hour interactive concert includes three segments - "concert time," "conducting time" and "percussion time" - where concertgoers are invited to join the experience...

2013-02-13 15:04:21

In the journal PLoS Biology, a team of scientists reports experiments showing how the gene defect of Angelman syndrome disrupts neurological processes that may be needed for memory and learning. In tests in mice, the team showed that a novel compound could restore the healthy processes. In a new study in mice, a scientific collaboration centered at Brown University lays out in unprecedented detail a neurological signaling breakdown in Angelman syndrome, a disorder that affects thousands of...

2013-02-12 17:05:29

About 1 in 150 children are affected by an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulty with language, communication, and social interaction. A critical review of several published studies evaluating the potential for therapy or assistance dogs to help children with ASD overcome some of these challenges is published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers....

Primates Spontaneously Adjust Their Movements With Their Partners To Reach Synchrony
2013-01-28 09:55:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research that has shown how humans synchronize their body movements without any conscious effort has been carried over to studies into primate behavior. Much in the same manner that humans will fine-tune their gait to be in sync with those walking around them, or will slow or speed up their claps to be in unison with an applauding audience, researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have found that pairs...

2013-01-19 23:04:55

In its latest blog titled "The Autism Epidemic in America," Marble Media LLC´s Mommyhotspot.com is asking readers for their experiences with Autism, and asks and input on the results of a new study that finds some children outgrow autism. Fort Lee, NJ (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 In the latest blog from Marble Media LLC´s Mommyhotspot.com readers are being called upon to share experiences with autism and discuss the ever-changing dialogue on the disorder in an effort to separate...

2013-01-15 07:17:33

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc. today announced publication of the results of a 9,000-person genetic study that demonstrates an approximately 100% increase in the detection rate of genetic markers now validated as being associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The study, one of the largest genetic validation studies in autism, was designed to confirm novel copy number genetic variants and novel next-generation sequence variants associated with ASDs....

2012-12-21 16:22:30

The Chagnon Family and the Azrieli Foundation commit $46 million to Support Canadian Brain Research OTTAWA, Dec. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Today the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, are pleased to congratulate the Chagnon Family and the Azrieli Foundation for partnering with Brain Canada and the Government of Canada, through the Canada Brain Research Fund, by making major donations to support neuroscience research. Today's...