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New Developments In Autism Research
2012-07-03 07:25:16

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 1 in 88 children have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With these shocking statistics, more and more research has been conducted on the disorder. Two notable findings were recently announced by a group of researchers from University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the University of...

2012-06-28 06:27:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — It´s hard enough sleeping with someone who tosses and turns at night, but imagine if they kicked and punched instead! Thankfully, researchers may have possibly identified risk factors associated with this rare sleep disorder. This disorder, called REM sleep behavior disorder, is characterized by people who do not have the normal lack of muscle tone that occurs during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This causes them to act out their dreams in a physical way....

2012-06-13 10:05:12

The velvety voice of Elvis Presley still makes hearts flutter–and in a new study with people who have the rare genetic disorder Williams syndrome, one of the King's classics is among a group of songs that helped to cast light on part of the essence of being human: the mystery of emotion and human interaction. In a study led by Julie R. Korenberg, Ph.D., M.D., University of Utah/USTAR professor, Circuits of the Brain and pediatrics, people with and without Williams syndrome (WS)...

2012-06-11 10:24:24

DUBLIN, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of narcolepsy awareness conducted in the United States and released today by Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: JAZZ) confirms that while the majority of Americans view sleep as highly important, only half (50%) believe narcolepsy can significantly impact overall health, despite evidence that symptoms of this serious sleep disorder can be severe enough to disrupt a person's social, personal and professional life and limit their activities.(1) Findings...

2012-05-04 09:11:14

New discovery of a genetic mutation in congenital asplenia may lead to genetic prenatal screening in patients with the rare, but deadly, disorder Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University have identified the first gene to be linked to a rare condition in which babies are born without a spleen, putting those children at risk of dying from infections they cannot defend themselves against. The gene, Nkx2.5, was shown to regulate genesis of the spleen during early...

2012-04-26 22:26:38

In the spring of 2010, Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Brendan Lee received a desperate email from the mother of one of his patients. The teen — who had been Lee's patient for most of his life — was in hypertensive crisis and none of the usual treatments could bring his blood pressure down to normal. His heart was enlarged and not pumping well — a problem called cardiomyopathy that was the result of more than a decade of difficult-to-control high blood pressure....

2012-04-26 05:39:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which there is a recurring collapse of the upper airway during sleep with an ongoing effort to breathe. OSA is estimated to affect 1 in 5 adults in the United States. Recently a landmark study which found that middle-age and older men with even mild levels of OSA were in danger of increased risk of stroke and death. While a link between OSA and stroke is clear, OSA's effect on the cerebral (brain) vessels is not. In an...

Progress Being Made In Autism Research
2012-04-26 05:12:17

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Out of four million children born each year in the United States, 400,000 to 600,000 are born with neurodevelopmental disorders - including autism. With this alarming rate, there has been an increase in the amount of research done to examine the disorder.  Recent studies by a number of institutions have made progress in understanding autism as an illness. To begin, an editorial that was recently published by the Mount Sinai Medical Center in the...

2012-04-23 22:19:47

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which there are recurring episodes of upper airway collapse during sleep with ongoing effort to breathe. OSA is estimated to affect 1 in 5 adults in America. The serious nature of the problem was captured in a landmark study which found that middle-age and older men with even mild levels of OSA were in danger of increased risk of stroke and death. While a link between OSA and stroke is clear, OSA's effect on the cerebral (brain) vessels is not....

2012-04-09 06:24:13

MELBOURNE, Fla., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month and to build awareness of preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy and the post-partum period, thousands of families in 36 cities in the U.S. and Canada are participating in Promise Walks. The Preeclampsia Foundation is holding the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia(TM), now in its third year, to help provide patient support and education, raise public awareness, catalyze research and...