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2013-02-22 23:01:58

Behavior Imaging Solutions (BIS) has been awarded a $2.2 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study a technology platform and system that may improve and expedite the diagnosis of autism. BOISE, IDAHO (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 Behavior Imaging Solutions (BIS) has been awarded a $2.2 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study a technology...

2013-02-14 23:02:53

The Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) affirmed its mission to drive innovative science by awarding $4.2 million in 2012. This amount represents the largest research commitment in a given year ever allocated by a Rett organization. The awards were made possible by the fundraising efforts of highly motivated families and supporters of children and adults with Rett Syndrome in the US, and through our global partnership with Rett Syndrome Research Trust UK and Rett Syndrome Research &...

2013-02-12 17:05:29

About 1 in 150 children are affected by an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulty with language, communication, and social interaction. A critical review of several published studies evaluating the potential for therapy or assistance dogs to help children with ASD overcome some of these challenges is published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers....

2013-02-10 23:02:38

Autistic kicker Anthony Starego will attend the National Camp Series (NCS) Super Camp VII, one of the country´s premiere kicking camps for high school kickers, punters and snappers, according to NCS founder Michael Husted. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2013 Autistic kicker Anthony Starego will attend the National Camp Series (NCS) Super Camp VII, one of the country´s premiere kicking camps for high school kickers, punters and snappers, being held February 16-17, 2013, in...

2013-02-06 23:04:25

The new Autism Society Supporter program highlights the businesses that donate to the nation´s largest grassroots autism organization. In less than a year of working together Jamberry Nails has already given over $8,000 and as the company continues to grow, so will the partnership. Lindon, UT (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Jamberry Nails, an innovative leader in both the beauty and direct-selling industries, is thrilled to announce their continued relationship with the Autism Society as an...

2013-01-19 23:04:55

In its latest blog titled "The Autism Epidemic in America," Marble Media LLC´s Mommyhotspot.com is asking readers for their experiences with Autism, and asks and input on the results of a new study that finds some children outgrow autism. Fort Lee, NJ (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 In the latest blog from Marble Media LLC´s Mommyhotspot.com readers are being called upon to share experiences with autism and discuss the ever-changing dialogue on the disorder in an effort to separate...

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,...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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