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Latest Pervasive developmental disorders Stories

2012-01-09 06:00:00

One of the first basic research institutes for pediatric neurological diseases marks year one with research milestones, grants and awards HOUSTON, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital opened the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI), one of the world's first basic research institutes dedicated to childhood neurological diseases, in December 2010 with the goal of accelerating the pace of discoveries related to brain development and...

2011-12-15 18:15:00

Special Learning, Inc. releases the full version of their âœCommunicating Basic Needsâ app for the iPhone and iTouch, a new and innovative way for children with Autism or any other language deficit to easily and effectively communicate their basics needs and wants. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 Special Learning, Inc., an online Autism solutions company, today announced the release of the full version of their...

2011-12-07 08:00:00

RYE, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Curemark LLC, a Rye, New York-based drug research and development company, today announced that its Phase III double blind randomized placebo controlled multicenter clinical trial of CM-AT for autism met its primary and secondary endpoints. The trial compared CM-AT to placebo in children with autism aged 3 - 8. Top line results demonstrate a statistically significant effect of CM-AT over placebo on both core and non-core symptoms of autism. Analysis...

2011-11-30 14:35:25

However, the study did not find differences in the brain size of girls with autism In the largest study of brain development in preschoolers with autism to date, a study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers has found that 3-year-old boys with regressive autism, but not early onset autism, have larger brains than their healthy counterparts. The study is published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition. It was led by Christine Wu Nordahl, a...

New Autism Treatment Appears Promising
2011-11-28 11:39:32

Neuroscientists have homed in on potential differences in the brain cells of autistic people by studying brainlike spheres grown in an elaborate process from skin cells. The scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine studied cells from patients suffering from Timothy syndrome, a rare genetic condition that is associated with one of the most penetrant forms of autism. Most people with the Timothy syndrome mutation have, among other health issues, autism as a symptom. Autism...

2011-11-14 23:08:45

Findings show how brain's structure and genes affect autism and fragile X syndrome Research released today shows that scientists are finding new tools to help understand neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and fragile X syndrome. These studies show in new detail how the brain's connections, chemicals, and genes interact to affect behavior. The research findings were presented at Neuroscience 2011, the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting and the world's largest source of emerging...

2011-11-14 11:13:08

Study tests novel treatment developed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center A new treatment can help nonverbal children with autism to develop speech, according to a proof-of-concept study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Known as Auditory-Motor Mapping Training (AMMT), the novel treatment builds on the observations that children with autism — who typically struggle with communication, as well as social interactions — often respond...

2011-11-09 22:35:01

Archives of General Psychiatry study suggests common diagnostic subcategories like asperger syndrome are flawed and provides questionable value To diagnose autism spectrum disorders, clinicians typically administer a variety of tests or scales and use information from observations and parent interviews to classify individuals into subcategories listed in standard psychiatric diagnostic manuals. This process of forming "best-estimate clinical diagnoses" has long been considered the gold...

2011-11-07 19:54:23

Analysis reveals overlap between genetic and epigenetic risk maps of autism Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are the first to map epigenetic changes in neurons from the brains of individuals with autism, providing empirical evidence that epigenetic alterations–changes in gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence–may play an important role in the disease. Analysis of these variations revealed hundreds of...

2011-11-02 12:00:00

Award-winning visual learning activities for children with autism now available for download and interactive play on iPads. Shaker Heights, OH (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 Monarch Teaching Technologies (MTT) is proud to announce its VizZle Player App for iPad is now available on the App Store, giving children with autism access to award-winning visual supports and lessons. The VizZle Player App takes advantage of a child with autismâs affinity for iPad's Multi-Touch display and...