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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.

2012-04-10 23:02:57

Nine new projects to be funded New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 The Autism Science Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding

Obesity In Mothers Increases Chances Of Autism In Children
2012-04-09 09:29:34

A new study conducted by researchers affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute is proposing that women suffering from obesity during pregnancy may increase their chances of having a child with autism.

2012-04-08 23:00:27

A major study conducted by researchers affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found strong links between maternal diabetes and obesity and the likelihood of having a child with autism

2012-03-12 14:46:13

Could parental exposure to solvents at work be linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their children?

Study Suggests Pre-Autism Brain Differences In Six Month Olds
2012-02-18 06:14:47

Brain changes in infants as young as six months of age suggest that MRIs could be used to detect autism in children at least half a year before the emergence of other symptoms.

2012-02-16 18:24:08

Mice genetically engineered to be susceptible to autism-like behaviors that were exposed to a common flame retardant were less fertile and their offspring were smaller, less sociable and demonstrated marked deficits in learning and long-term memory when compared with the offspring of normal unexposed mice.

2011-11-30 14:35:25

In the largest study of brain development in preschoolers with autism to date, a study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers has found that 3-year-old boys with regressive autism, but not early onset autism, have larger brains than their healthy counterparts.

2011-11-14 23:08:45

Research released today shows that scientists are finding new tools to help understand neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and fragile X syndrome.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.