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Some Autistic Kids Outgrow Their Diagnosis
2013-01-16 08:54:59

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A recent study found that a small group of children who were originally diagnosed with autism were able shed their autism-related symptoms — and their diagnosis — as they matured. Supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and conducted by the University of Connecticut-Storrs, the study discovered the change by closely following a prior diagnosis of a small group of school-age children and young...

Gene Variants In Autistic Patients Identified
2013-01-15 18:33:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Unvierse Online Researchers wrote in the journal PLOS ONE they have identified 25 additional copy number variations (CNVs) which occur in some patients with autism. These CNVs are "high impact," and although they are individually rare, each one has a strong effect in raising an individual's risk for autism. "Many of these gene variants may serve as valuable predictive markers," the study's corresponding author, Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD,...

2012-12-25 05:02:12

The number of children diagnosed with ASD/Autism is on the rise. The good news is that thanks to the option of Autism treatment with stem cell therapy at World Stem Cells Clinic, parents are enjoying the substantial improvements they are seeing in their children with ASD/Autism. Cancun, Mexico (PRWEB) December 24, 2012 Improvements are being seen in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) following their Stem Cells Treatment at the World Stem Cells Clinic. Autism is a serious...

2012-12-24 05:00:20

Atlanta special needs school, Cumberland Academy of Georgia, announces its new and enhanced curriculum for students with Asperger's, Autism and other learning differences. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 23, 2012 Today, Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a SACS-CASI accredited, private, non-profit independent Atlanta special needs school, announced its new and enhanced curriculum for educating students with learning differences, such as Asperger's and Autism. Since its inception, Cumberland...

2012-12-17 14:33:32

Parents often wonder how much of the world their young children really understand. Though typically developing children are not able to speak or point to objects on command until they are between eighteen months and two years old, they do provide clues that they understand language as early as the age of one. These clues provide a point of measurement for psychologists interested in language comprehension of toddlers and young children with autism, as demonstrated in a new video-article...

2012-12-11 21:40:36

-University of Granada researchers have developed the Picaa application, which can be downloaded free from App Store. -A study demonstrates that this application —which is also available in English, Galician and Arab— enhances perception, vocabulary acquisition, phonetic and syntactic performance, memory development and eye-hand coordination in children with Down syndrome and autism-related disorders. -University of Granada researchers have developed a cell phone that can be...

2012-12-11 21:38:00

A new study published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that autism is associated with reductions in the level of cellular adhesion molecules in the blood, where they play a role in immune function. Cell adhesion molecules are the glue that binds cells together in the body. Deficits in adhesion molecules would be expected to compromise processes at the interfaces between cells, influencing tissue integrity and cell-to-cell signaling. In the brain, deficits in adhesion molecules could...


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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.