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2012-11-09 11:06:33

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that a single protein plays an oversized role in intellectual and behavioral development. The scientists found that mutations in a single gene, which is known to cause intellectual disability and increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, severely disrupts the organization of developing brain circuits during early childhood. This study helps explain how genetic mutations can cause profound...

2012-11-09 11:01:17

Neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders are marked by mutations that impair signaling between neurons. These mutations cause key brain circuits involved in learning and memory to develop too quickly, leading to long-lasting behavioral and cognitive deficits, according to a study published by Cell Press in the November 9th issue of the journal Cell. The findings could pave the way to new treatment strategies for severe forms of...

2012-10-31 03:31:20

The development of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is much like that of children without ASD at 6 months of age, but differs afterwards. That's the main finding of the largest prospective, longitudinal study to date comparing children with early and later diagnosis of ASD with children without ASD. The study appears in the journal Child Development and has implications for clinical work, public health, and policy. The study was conducted by researchers at the Kennedy Krieger...

2012-10-03 14:53:03

Study examines newly proposed DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder Parents should not worry that proposed changes to the medical criteria redefining a diagnosis of autism will leave their children excluded and deemed ineligible for psychiatric and medical care, says a team of researchers led by psychologists at Weill Cornell Medical College. Their new study, published in the October 1 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, is the largest to date that has tried to unpack the...

Autism Clues From Baby Non-Verbal Communication
2012-10-02 10:25:21

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Whether it be hand gestures, written words, or verbal phrases, communication is an important link between people. From one person to the next, communication passes on necessary messages. However, for children with autism, communication is much more difficult and autistic patients tend to have less interactions with those around them. With this in mind, researchers from the University of Miami (UM) decided to look more closely at...

2012-10-01 23:01:57

Throughout the month of October, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) official parenting website, HealthyChildren.org, will offer registered users a free digital excerpt from the newly published Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know. A special discount will be offered as well in October when visitors purchase Autism Spectrum Disorders on the HealthyChildren Bookstore. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Throughout the month of October, the American Academy of...


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