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Latest Pervasive developmental disorders Stories

UCSB Researchers Develop New Treatment For Infants With Autism
2013-04-30 18:02:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For most babies, a game of peek-a-boo can be fun, entertaining and full of laughter. However, infants with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may find the game unpleasant and disturbing. That type of social disconnect is a telltale sign of ASD, which often worsens as newborns develop into children and adults. New research from the Koegel Autism Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara has found switching games that...

2013-04-25 11:36:12

An Autistica consultation published this month found that 24% of children with autism were non-verbal or minimally verbal, and it is known that these problems can persist into adulthood. Professionals have long attempted to support the development of language in these children but with mixed outcomes. An estimated 600,000 people in the UK and 70 million worldwide have autism, a neuro-developmental condition which is life-long. Today, scientists at the University of Birmingham publish a...

Autism Symptoms Could Be Controlled With Special Vaccine
2013-04-25 05:35:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A vaccine created to treat a gut bacteria common in children with autism could also help control some symptoms of the neural development disorder, according to new research published in this month´s edition of the journal Vaccine. Researchers Brittany Pequegnat and Mario Monteiro of the University of Guelph in Ontario reportedly developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine against the bacteria Clostridium bolteae, which has been...

2013-04-18 13:34:50

Measure of brains' functional connectivity and background noise shows significant differences Neuroscientists from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University of Toronto have developed an efficient and reliable method of analyzing brain activity to detect autism in children. Their findings appear today in the online journal PLOS ONE. The researchers recorded and analyzed dynamic patterns of brain activity with magnetoencephalography (MEG) to determine the...

Video Games Are Popular With Autistic Children
2013-04-18 04:40:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Kids and teenagers suffering from autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to use television and video games and less likely to spend time on social media than their normally-developing counterparts, claims new research set for publication in a future issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Micah Mazurek, an assistant professor of health psychology and a clinical child psychologist at the University of...

2013-04-15 23:02:28

Integra Natural Wellness announces its opening this month in Seattle and Issaquah. The practice will specialize in helping children, adolescents and families affected by anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related disorders. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Autism Spectrum Disorders affect one in 88 children; a more recent study indicates that this number may be as...

2013-04-10 16:37:58

The age at which a child with autism is diagnosed is related to the particular suite of behavioral symptoms he or she exhibits, new research from the University of Wisconsin—Madison shows. Certain diagnostic features, including poor nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors, were associated with earlier identification of an autism spectrum disorder, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Displaying...

2013-04-06 23:02:44

polyDNA will be lowering the price of Gene-Eden-VIR by 50% for parents of Autistic children. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) April 06, 2013 During the month of April, which has been sponsored by the Autism Society as National Autism Awareness Month, polyDNA will be lowering the price of Gene-Eden-VIR. Parents of Autistic children will be able to purchase Gene-Eden-VIR, a natural remedy against foreign DNA, at a 50% discount. The CDC´s report on Autism says, “More children than ever before...

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

Penn State Science – Eberly College of Science 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. The research indicates that these genetic changes come in the form of an excess of duplicated DNA segments in hotspot regions and may affect the chances that a child will develop autism -- a...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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