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Mothers Age Also Influences Autism Risk

Mother's Age Also Influences Autism Risk

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While several recent studies on the risk of a child developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have focused on paternal age or even the age of the grandfather, a new Sweden-based study has...

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2014-04-24 10:52:56

TAU discovers that protein clusters implicated in neurodegenerative diseases actually serve to protect brain cells People diagnosed with Huntington's disease, most in their mid-thirties and forties, face a devastating prognosis: complete mental, physical, and behavioral decline within two decades. "Mutant" protein clusters, long blamed for the progression of the genetic disease, have been the primary focus of therapies in development by pharmaceutical companies. But according to new...

2014-04-23 23:15:57

The Pinnacles Schools Elk River Treatment Program recognize the Karkut family during Autism Awareness Month. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 April is Autism Awareness Month but for Jeff and Nancy Karkut and their son Trae, every day is autism awareness. When a preschool teacher suggested Trae might have Asperger's Syndrome, Jeff resisted the diagnosis. His wife already had recognized some developmental delays in their son, but Jeff was basically in denial. After years of...

2014-04-23 23:04:18

The just-released and updated Revised Edition of "Sensational Kids" presents the latest research in understanding sensory issues in children with autism spectrum disorders, and strategies to help kids with sensory issues succeed in school and in life. Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Research and treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) has come a long way since internationally renowned expert Lucy Jane Miller introduced her landmark book, "Sensational Kids, Hope and...

2014-04-22 12:09:23

Research published in the Journal of Molecular Biology Researchers from NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have engineered a series of molecules with the potential to treat most neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by misfolded proteins, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. These molecules are based on what the Company calls a general amyloid interaction motif, or GAIM, which recognizes a characteristic common to many toxic, misfolded proteins, not just...

2014-04-22 08:30:14

--Research Published in the Journal of Molecular Biology-- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have engineered a series of molecules with the potential to treat most neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by misfolded proteins, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. These molecules are based on what the Company calls a general amyloid interaction motif, or GAIM, which recognizes a...

2014-04-21 16:25:26

PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck without any symptoms may be linked to problems in learning, memory, thinking and decision-making, compared to people with similar risk factors but no narrowing in the neck artery, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3,...

2014-04-17 23:01:14

Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — the formation of “R-loops,” which they believe may be associated with the disorder’s neurological symptoms, such as tremors, lack of balance, features of Parkinsonism, and cognitive decline. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the...

2014-04-17 13:42:44

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adolescents appears to be associated with atypical connectivity in the brain involving the systems that help people infer what others are thinking and understand the meaning of others' actions and emotions. The ability to navigate and thrive in complex social systems is commonly impaired in ASD, a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting as many as 1 in 88 children. The authors used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate connectivity in two...

2014-04-16 23:17:43

Dr. Nathan R. Selden of Oregon Health and Science University hosts the 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus, July 9-11, 2014, sponsored by the Hydrocephalus Association. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Leading medical professionals, researchers, patients and their families will gather in downtown Portland for the 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus, hosted by the Hydrocephalus Association (HA). The biennial conference provides tools and personal connections to address the...

2014-04-16 12:15:13

Highest Association Found During First Trimester Exposure for Autism and Third Trimester Exposure for Developmental Delays In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public health found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a frequently prescribed treatment for depression, anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delays (DD) in boys. The study,...


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Cephalalgia is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the International Headache Society. The journal is subtitled 'An International Journal of Headache'. The journal was established in 1981 and is published tri-weekly (or 16 times per year). It was previously published by Blackwell Publishing. The editor-in-chief is David W. Dodick of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Cephalalgia provides an international forum for research, review and discussions on...

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St. Louis Encephalitis is a disease caused by the Culex mosquito borne St. Louis Encephalitis virus. It is related to Japanese encephalitis virus and is a member of the Flaviviridae subgroup. It mainly affects the United States and occasionally hits Canada and Mexico. The name goes back to 1933 within five weeks in autumn an encephalitis epidemic of explosive proportions broke out in the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri. Over 1000 cases were reported and the National Institute of Health...

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Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) is a viral disease, spread by rodents, that presents as aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, or meningoencephalitis. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV) is the causative agent and is a member of the Arenaviridae family. The name is from the tendency of an individual to have high levels of lymphocytes during infection. It is spread by the common house mouse. Mice become chronically infected by keeping the virus in their blood. Female mice will...

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