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2013-07-26 13:36:43

Gene co-expression study is based on data in the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas A team of scientists has obtained intriguing insights into two groups of autism candidate genes in the mammalian brain that new evidence suggests are functionally and spatially related. The newly published analysis identifies two networked groupings from 26 genes associated with autism that are overexpressed in the cerebellar cortex, in areas dominated by neurons called granule cells. The team, composed of...

2013-07-24 23:02:56

How to combat public misconceptions about Autism Spectrum Disorders is just one topic at this year’s National Autism Conference being held July 29-Aug 1 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus. University Park, PA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The abundance of information online is both a virtue and a vice when it comes to understanding autism and how the public perceives the disorder. Mike Miklos, an educational consultant at the Pennsylvania Training and...

Baby's Cry Can Be A Window Into The Brain
2013-07-12 05:17:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new tool that analyzes slight variations in a baby's cry can help identify clues to potential health or developmental problems, giving doctors a new way to identify babies with neurological and other disorders, thus allowing for earlier intervention. Developed by researchers at Brown University, the new computer-based tool provides a "window into the brain" by detecting variations in crying imperceptible to the human ear. Such...

2013-07-08 23:21:32

Skills®: The Online Autism Solution, created by Center for Autism and Related Disorders' researchers, receives a top-notch review for its online autism treatment curriculum in the peer-reviewed journal, Behavior Analysis in Practice. (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Skills®: The Online Autism Solution received a high ranking in a review from the peer-reviewed journal, Behavior Analysis in Practice (BAP), for its comprehensive curriculum organization, user-friendly website design...

2013-07-02 23:26:17

Panel Discussion with Institute of Medicine President, Leading Rett Scientist, Filmmaker and Disease Advocate Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Rett Syndrome, a woman’s disease most women have never heard of, will be the focus of a documentary film screening and panel discussion. The award-winning film RETT: THERE IS HOPE, which showcases the struggles of families living with Rett Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that strikes toddler girls, will hold its Washington, D.C....

2013-07-01 19:16:11

Studies have shown that children with autism often struggle socially and now new research suggests that a corresponding lack of motor skills – including catching and throwing – may further contribute to that social awkwardness. The findings, published in the July issue of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, add to the growing body of research highlighting the link between autism and motor skill deficits. Lead author Megan MacDonald is an assistant...

2013-06-29 23:18:03

To empower parents and clinicians with reliable tools for autism screening, WebTeam Corporation, with expert guidance from Dr Michael Lewis, M.D., has come out with a screening app that will help parents and pediatricians know whether or not an infant is likely to get affected by autism. Somerset, NJ (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 WebTeam Corporation has always strived to put its best foot forward when it comes to introducing innovation in special needs education. This time the company has...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.