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New Autism Definition May Decrease Diagnosis By One-third
2014-02-26 11:24:39

Columbia University Medical Center New diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) issued by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may reduce by almost one third the total number of people being diagnosed, according to new research from Columbia University School of Nursing published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The guidelines, released in May 2013 and the first major update to psychiatric diagnosis criteria in almost two decades, may leave...

2014-02-26 08:28:48

Unique research approach in ASD may lead to more powerful genetic diagnostic tests SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostics company focused on complex, genetically linked disorders, announced today the publication of the first major study in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to apply a unique research approach that identified 39 variants in 36 genes, which may confer a genetic risk of developing ASD. This approach - haplotype...

2014-02-18 23:29:37

The Parenting Asperger's Resource Guide is a new program that teaches people how to help their children with Asperger's enjoy life. An overview on the website Vinaf.com points out if the program is worth buying. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The Parenting Asperger's Resource Guide, created by Dave Angel, shows people what Asperger's is and how it affects children. Asperger's is a mental disability that affects the way children develop and understand the around...

Using Bumetanide For Chloride Reduction May Prevent Autism
2014-02-07 06:09:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A drug given to pregnant mice with models of autism prevents autistic behavior in their offspring, according to a new study reported Friday in the journal Science. Although the drug could not be administered prenatally in humans since there is no way to screen for autism in human fetuses, clinical trials in which the drug was administered to young children who have already developed autistic symptoms are showing progress, the...

2014-02-04 23:01:38

Special education tech startup SpecialNeedsWare partners with Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital on a language curriculum for those with autism and other developmental disabilities. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 SpecialNeedsWare, the creators of AutisMate - the award-winning technology platform for autism - have partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital - Harvard Medical School’s renowned pediatric teaching hospital - to revolutionize communication and language...

Autistic Brains Create 42 Percent More Information During Rest: Study
2014-01-31 14:00:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroinformatics shows that autistic brains can create 42 percent more information on average while at rest. The research, performed by Case Western Reserve University and University of Toronto neuroscientists, could explain an autistic child’s detachment from his/her environment. “Our results suggest that autistic children are not interested in social interactions because their...

2014-01-29 13:25:22

Findings raise concerns about path to autism early intervention A new study from researchers at Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism. The report, published online today in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, also found that few approaches to early detection, such as screening during well-child visits, were evaluated to understand their impact on early...

2014-01-27 23:25:46

One in 88 American children has been diagnosed as autistic. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP examines recent research into the possible causes of this epidemic. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Autism is a complex disorder seen in children’s developing nervous systems. It is characterized by impairments in communication and social interactions, along with restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped behaviors, interests, and activities beginning before the age of three years....

2014-01-27 15:07:03

Prevalence unchanged when ASD combined with new social communication disorder; researchers say autism services appropriate for both A new study finds that the estimated prevalence of autism under the new DSM-5 criteria would decrease only to the extent that some children would receive the new diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD). The study, funded in part by a research grant from Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, appears online in the...

2014-01-22 12:27:10

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Autism Spectrum Disorders - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 EpiCast Report: Autism Spectrum Disorders - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 Summary Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a group of incurable, developmental disabilities which affect the brain and are usually diagnosed between the ages of 18-24 months. ASD encompasses a broad spectrum of disorders in which the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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