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Autism Diagnosis Could Be Made At Birth
2013-04-26 06:21:49

Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and the MIND Institute at the University of California, Davis claim to have discovered a new method of determining a child’s potential risk of becoming autistic.

Antibiotic Treatment For Children With Fragile X
2013-04-10 09:36:11

An older, broad-spectrum antibiotic has shown “modest” yet meaningful improvements in general behavior, mood and anxiety for children suffering from fragile X syndrome.

Increased Genetic Change In Regions Of Genome Instability Linked To Autism
2013-04-03 15:34:58

Children with autism have increased levels of genetic change in regions of the genome prone to DNA rearrangements, so called "hotspots," according to a research discovery to be published in the print edition of the journal Human Molecular Genetics.

2012-11-27 14:51:09

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D. describes how the dramatic progress in autism research has paralleled increased recognition of autism's prevalence and financial impact in the December issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry published on line today.

Autism Intervention Early On Has Many Benefits
2012-10-27 08:16:11

Early intervention therapy specially designed to improve cognitive and linguistic skills among autistic children as young as 12 months old has been found to be effective in improving their social skills and decreasing symptoms associated with the disorder.

chromosome
2012-09-20 08:58:33

Scientists recently discovered that an investigational compound focusing on the main symptoms of fragile X syndrome is able to help treat social withdrawal.

2012-08-13 11:10:54

Scientists affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute have discovered how a defective gene causes brain changes that lead to the atypical social behavior characteristic of autism.

2012-05-24 23:02:49

A team of UC Davis researchers has found that mothers who had fevers during their pregnancies were more than twice as likely to have a child with autism or developmental delay than were mothers

2012-04-25 11:55:12

New research from UC Davis and Washington State University shows that PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, launch a cellular chain of events that leads to an overabundance of dendrites -- the filament-like projections that conduct electrochemical signals between neurons -- and disrupts normal patterns of neuronal connections in the brain.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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