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2014-05-22 07:53:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our sense of touch can be simply an awareness, such as picking up a spoon, or it can evoke powerful emotions, such as when we receive a gentle caress. A new study from Liverpool John Moores University describes a system of slowly conducting nerves in the skin that respond to those gentle caresses. Researchers are using a variety of scientific techniques to characterize these nerves. The new findings, published in Neuron, reveal...

2014-05-15 23:13:28

Using her latest research, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, presented hypotheses that link autism to heavy metals, sulfate deficiencies, and glyphosate. Dr. Seneff is on the scientific advisory board of the Children Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) founded by Claire Dwoskin of the Dwoskin Family Foundation. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 At the Third International Symposium on Vaccines, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a scientific advisory board member of CMSRI, presented some of her findings...

2014-05-14 00:21:38

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 15, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance) will join tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) organizations around the world to observe the third annual TSC Global Awareness Day. On this day, thousands of individuals and families affected by TSC will join together to increase public awareness of the rare disease and share their stories of hope for the future. This year's TSC Global Awareness Day will feature a social...

2014-05-10 23:00:36

Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida is partnering with Sheila Kilbane, MD, a leading expert in the natural approach to Autism, to present a new comprehensive, powerful and effective approach to dealing with this shocking disorder. We hope to reach out to families whose loved ones are living with this epigenetic disorder. West Palm Beach Florida (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 This special program provides the expertise of three professionals and we will teach parents to address...

2014-05-09 19:12:23

UC Davis Health System Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the capacity to fight infection and protect the body from invasion compared with the same cells in children who are developing normally. The cells, which circulate in the bloodstream, are less able to deliver crucial infection-fighting oxidative responses to combat invading pathogens because of dysfunction in...

2014-05-09 16:24:18

Largest Known Population-Based, Longitudinal Study to Date Led by Researchers at Mount Sinai, Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and King's College in London NEW YORK, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest-known study on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, research findings showed the individual risk of ASD and autistic disorder increased with greater genetic relatedness in families - that is, persons with a sibling, half-sibling or cousin diagnosed with autism have...

2014-05-08 23:01:50

Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the capacity to fight infection and protect the body from invasion compared with the same cells in children who are developing normally. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Children with autism experience deficits in a type of immune cell that protects the body from infection. Called granulocytes, the cells exhibit one-third the...

2014-05-07 09:38:27

Parents of minority children twice as likely to report that their child lost language, motor skills Some children with autism appear to be developing normally when they are very young. They babble or even talk, make eye contact with their parents, and crawl and walk on schedule. Then suddenly, these skills seem to vanish. Described as developmental regression, this loss of language, motor or social skills occurs more often in black and Hispanic children compared to white children,...

2014-05-05 23:04:23

Findings from Mount Sinai Researchers Published in JAMA New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 In the largest family study on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, along with a research team from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm Sweden and King’s College in London found that individual risk of ASD and autistic disorder increased with greater genetic relatedness in families – that is, persons with a sibling, half-sibling...

2014-05-05 23:02:29

In honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 8, 2014), a Pediatric Occupational Therapist offers tips to keep children & families safe. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 While a swimming pool, pond, lake, stream, or river may be a source of tranquility to most, to a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it can be deadly. According to a 2011 study by the Interactive Autism Network and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, 49% of children with ASD attempt...


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