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Fragile X Syndrome Linked To Nearly 100 Autism Genes
2012-12-13 15:28:13

While researchers have long been aware of a relationship between fragile X syndrome and autism, they have now begun to trace out the exact genetic pathways that link the two disorders together.

2012-12-11 21:38:00

A new study published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that autism is associated with reductions in the level of cellular adhesion molecules in the blood, where they play a role in immune function.

Study Finds Link Between Autism And Pollution
2012-11-27 15:34:55

A team from the University of Southern California (USC) and Children's Hospital Los Angeles found that exposure to regional pollution is associated with autism.

2012-11-13 12:06:54

Although schizophrenia is highly genetic in origin, the genes involved in the disorder have been difficult to identify.

Genetics of Autism Help Detect At-Risk Kids
2012-09-13 11:45:47

A potentially critical study from researchers at University of Melbourne was published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry this week that points to the possibility of a genetic test that could be used to assess the risk of developing ASD for babies and young children.

2012-06-22 06:14:38

Approximately three out of every 1,000 people in the United States suffer from some degree of Autism. Now, a new study is looking at why this happens by studying your genes.

2012-06-21 21:08:20

UCLA researchers have combined two tools – gene expression and the use of peripheral blood -- to expand scientists' arsenal of methods for pinpointing genes that play a role in autism.

2012-06-21 20:56:41

A pioneering report of genome-wide gene expression in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) finds genetic changes that help explain why one person has an ASD and another does not.

Zebrafish Used In Autism Research
2012-06-20 06:10:52

Apes and humans are thought to be intertwined in evolutionary theory, but how about fish and humans? A new study utilized zebrafish in a study regarding human brain disorders.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.