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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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.