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2012-06-27 19:11:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Scientists are using a brain trace to help diagnose autism, which has been notoriously hard for doctors to identify in patients. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School said EEG traces could help offer a diagnostic test for autism in children. Autism is characterized by impaired communication, such as language and social skills. Although MRI studies have reported differing results, EEG measurements have been more consistent....

2012-06-14 23:01:14

By implementing a Powerheart G3 AED into two of their locations, Autistic Services Inc. will dramatically improve the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest victims. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 In a focused effort to increase AED-Awareness, in 2012 AED.com, an AED sales and service company in Brentwood, TN, made a decision to donate one hundred AEDs to organizations or individuals who would benefit from having an AED but could not otherwise afford to buy one. In April, 2012 AED.com...

Links Between Smoking During Pregnancy  And Autism
2012-04-27 07:28:43

Women who smoke in pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with high-functioning autism, such as Asperger´s Disorder, according to preliminary findings from a study by researchers involved in the U.S. autism surveillance program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . “It has long been known that autism is an umbrella term for a wide range of disorders that impair social and communication skills,” says Amy Kalkbrenner, assistant professor in the University...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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