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1 in 3 Teens with Autism Licensed to Drive
Pediatricians suggest discussing adolescent's capabilities with doctor first
April 11, 2017
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A new Android app for teaching kids how to read
In this interview, learn about the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, the learning curve of Android development, and why user testing matters more than you think.
April 25, 2017
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A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice
The absence of a one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers report. by adding this bacteria species back to the guts of affected mice, the researchers were able to reverse some of their behavioral deficits, which are reminiscent of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in humans. the investigators are now looking to explore the effects of probiotics on neurodevelopmental disorders in future work.
June 16, 2016
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Adults with autism overcome childhood language challenges
Their brains appear to compensate for word processing problems in new ways, small study shows
March 1, 2017
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Alterations in genomic region linked to risk of ASD have distinctive effects on cognition, study reports
A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports that variations in 16p11.2, a region of the genome associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have distinct effects on cognition. the findings highlight the diversity of people with ASD.
July 19, 2016
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Article examines studies on antidepressants, autism spectrum disorders
A new article reviews and analyzes a small collection of studies on fetal exposure to antidepressants and autism spectrum disorders.
April 17, 2017
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As children with autism age, services to help with transition needed
One in 45 children is diagnosed with autism. as these children age, experiences such as leaving school, finding jobs and living alone can be stressful for adolescents with autism as well as their caregivers. Researchers have conducted the first study analyzing the perspectives of adolescents with autism to identify challenges as they "age out" of services.
December 20, 2016
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Autism breakthrough: One protein's sweeping influence on development of autism revealed
A drop in one protein is enough to cause autism, according to the results of a new study. Scientists were able to trigger autistic-like behavior in mice that were engineered to have lower levels of the nSR100 protein, which had previously been found to be reduced in the brains of patients with ASD.
December 14, 2016
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Autism genes identified using new approach
Researchers have developed a machine-learning approach that for the first time analyzes the entire human genome to predict which genes may cause autism spectrum disorder, raising the number of genes that could be linked to the disorder from 65 to 2,500.
August 1, 2016
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Autism may begin early in brain development
Brains of mice with autism-like symptoms develop neural defects when first circuits take shape
January 31, 2017
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Autism risk linked to herpes infection during pregnancy
Women with signs of active genital herpes had twice the odds of giving birth to offspring with autism spectrum disorder
February 22, 2017
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Autism Speaks
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Autism spectrum disorders: new genetic cause of identified
Autism spectrum disorders affect around one percent of the world's population and are characterized by a range of difficulties in social interaction and communication. In a new study, a research team has identified a new genetic cause of ASD.
December 1, 2016
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Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings
Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex
August 25, 2016
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Autism, ADHD risk not linked to prenatal exposure to antidepressants
Two new large studies may provide reassurance to pregnant women with depression
April 18, 2017
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Automated assessment of early autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder is usually diagnosed in early childhood, but genetic detection of this brain disorder could mean more timely interventions that improve life for the patient and their carers. Research suggests that machine learning might be used to analyze genetic data that points to an ASD diagnosis before symptoms become obvious.
November 3, 2016
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Baby teeth link autism and heavy metals, NIH study suggests
Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without autism, according to an innovative study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health.
June 1, 2017
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Baby Teeth Study Links Autism to Lead Levels
Lead exposure raised risk, while too little zinc, manganese did the same
June 2, 2017
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Bacteriophages, natural drugs to combat superbugs
Viruses that specifically kill bacteria, called bacteriophages, might one day help solve the growing problem of bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotic treatment.
April 18, 2017
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Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in Kids
These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say
August 23, 2016
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Brain scans during the first year can predict autism in high-risk babies
Study needs repeating and only applies to some, but it hints at early detection.
February 16, 2017
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Brain stem volume linked to aggression in autism
New research from autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism -- clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective intervention.
February 9, 2017
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Brains of people with autism share similar pattern of abnormal gene activity, UCLA study shows
Autism spectrum disorder is caused by a variety of factors, both genetic and environmental. But a new study led by UCLA scientists provides further evidence that the brains of people with the disorder tend to have the same "signature" of abnormalities at the molecular level.
December 5, 2016
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BYU study reveals inverse link between aggression and brain stem volume in children with autism
New research from BYU's autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism -- clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective intervention.
February 9, 2017
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Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism
In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism.
May 26, 2017
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Cerebrospinal fluid: Potential biomarker for autism found
Research published this week in Biological Psychiatry examines levels of cerebrospinal fluid in children and its potential link to autism. If confirmed by further studies, it would become the first biomarker for the condition.
March 7, 2017
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Children exposed to complications at birth at risk of autism, study finds
Children who were exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder, according to a study.
January 31, 2017
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Children exposed to complications before or during birth more likely to develop ASD, study finds
Children who were exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Perinatology.
January 31, 2017
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Clear communication can make doctor visits successful for children with autism
Doctor visits can be a challenge for patients with autism, their families and health care providers. a new report offers several steps providers and families can take to make medical visits more successful. She says that all of them require good communication between the provider and parent before, during and after medical visits.
February 3, 2017
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Cloud, Mobile and Analytics Help Retain Employees
Concerns about retaining the staff prompted the Anderson Center for Autism to seek a tech solution that was compatible with the center's people-first philosophy.
April 11, 2017
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Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD
MRI study shows shared brain biology is linked to symptoms that occur across different conditions
July 27, 2016
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Common medication restores social deficits in autism mouse model
Reducing the function of the autism-associated gene Pcdh10 leads to impairments in social behavior, according to a study. Reducing Pcdh10 function also disrupted the structure and function of circuitry in the amygdala, a brain region implicated in the behavior symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
January 26, 2017
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Computers can now spot autism in people using facial cues
A newly-developed computer algorithm that analyzes facial expressions as well as head movements has recently been developed, which could possibly aid doctors with diagnosing conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism.
January 5, 2017
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Conquer Autism: Effective Autism Treatments
Conquer Autism is a comprehensive guide to autism treatments
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Could a Century-Old Drug Ease Autism Symptoms?
Small study produced positive results with the sleeping sickness medication suramin, but more research needed
May 26, 2017
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Creative material languages can act as bridge to communicate with autistic children, say researchers
Researchers at the University of Kent are arguing that creativity and intermedial languages can be used as a bridge to communicate with autistic children.
July 28, 2016
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Creativity, intermedial languages as bridge to communicate with autistic children
This pioneering research using drama with autistic children started with an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project 'Imagining Autism: Drama, Performance and Intermediality as Interventions for Autistic Spectrum Conditions' (2011-2014) working in special schools and has now extended to working with families
July 28, 2016
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Diabetes drug linked to decreased weight gain in children with autism spectrum disorder
The Diabetes medication metformin hydrochloride was associated with decreased weight gain in a small clinical trial of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder who were taking atypical antipsychotics to treat symptoms of irritability and agitation, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.
August 24, 2016
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Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism-associated condition
Metformin shows promise to treat Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability
May 15, 2017
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Differences in uptake of toxins, nutritional elements during late pregnancy and early life linked to ASD risk
Using evidence found in baby teeth, researchers from The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory and The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai found that differences in the uptake of multiple toxic and essential elements over the second and third trimesters and early postnatal periods are associated with the risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a study published June 1 in the journal Nature Communications.
June 1, 2017
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Disabilities Trust, The
An imaginative new concept of personal care and rehabilitation housing for people with severe physical disabilities, brain injury and autism.
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Disrupted immunity in fetal brain is linked to neurodevelopmental disorders
Findings in mice may help explain how viral infection during pregnancy raises the risk of autism, schizophrenia in offspring
June 27, 2016
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Dogs de-stress families with autistic children, new research shows
Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has shown.
July 20, 2016
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Ease Holiday Stress for Children with Autism
The holiday season is supposed to be the most magical time of year, but for parents of children with autism, it can present certain challenges. Amid the large crowds, noisy atmospheres, and bright lights, "people with autism of all ages may have sensory sensitivities or become overwhelmed," explains Lindsay Naeder, Autism Speaks' director of the Autism Response Team, which provides information and resources to families with children with autism.
December 14, 2016
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Effects of supervision variables in treating ASD
The evaluation looked at intensity, experience, qualifications and caseload as variables
July 5, 2016
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Experimental Test can Spot Autism in Infancy
Researchers report brain scans plus computer algorithm show which high-risk babies might develop the disorder
February 15, 2017
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Exposure to heavy metals may increase risk of autism
While it is not yet known what causes autism, researchers believe that a complex interaction between environmental factors and genetics is responsible for the condition. Separating these factors, however, can be a challenge. But a new study may have found a way to isolate genetics from environmental contributors to the disease, allowing researchers to focus on the link between heavy metal levels and autism risk.
June 2, 2017
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Exposure to specific toxins and nutrients during late pregnancy and early life correlate with autism risk
A new study uses a unique source -- baby teeth -- to reveal that both the timing and amount of exposure can affect diagnosis.
June 1, 2017
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Finding the clues for better autism treatments
Key underpinnings of autism, schizophrenia characterized
October 26, 2016
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Folinic acid treatment could help improve language and communication skills of children with ASD
Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder.
October 18, 2016
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Fun with exercise may help improve physical activity among young people with autism and ADHD
The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international sampling of adults living with them.
November 11, 2016
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Gameplay patterns on iPad could help identify children with autism
Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, a study involving the University of Strathclyde has found.
August 30, 2016
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Gene linked to autism in people may influence dog sociability
DNA differences affect beagles' tendency to seek human help
September 29, 2016
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Genes affecting our communication skills relate to genes for schizophrenia and autism
Genetic links depend on stages in a child's development
January 3, 2017
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Genetic cause identified for previously unrecognized developmental disorder
An international team of scientists has identified variants of the gene EBF3 causing a developmental disorder with features in common with autism. Identification of these gene variants leads to a better understanding of these complex conditions and opens the possibility of diagnosing other previously undiagnosed patients with similar clinical disorders
December 23, 2016
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Girls are better at masking autism than boys
Girls with autism have relatively good social skills, which means that their autism is often not recognized. and autism manifests itself in girls differently from in boys, suggests a new report.
April 3, 2017
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Girls with autism have relatively good social skills than boys
Girls with autism have relatively good social skills, which means that their autism is often not recognised. Autism manifests itself in girls differently from in boys. Psychologist Carolien Rieffe and colleagues from the Autism Centre and INTER-PSY (Groningen) report their findings in scientific journal Autism.
April 3, 2017
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'Goldilocks' genes that tell the tale of human evolution hold clues to variety of diseases
A relatively short list of genes are candidates for a suite of diseases including autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, and epilepsy.
February 8, 2017
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Head injuries can alter hundreds of genes and lead to serious brain diseases
Head injuries can adversely affect hundreds of genes in the brain that put people at high risk for diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, post-traumatic stress disorder, stroke, ADHD, autism, depression and schizophrenia, life scientists report. the researchers have identified for the first time potential master genes which they believe control hundreds of other genes that are linked to many neurological and psychiatric disorders.
March 6, 2017
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How Businesses Are Welcoming Children with Autism
For the 1 in 68 children who will be diagnosed with autism, a simple family outing can be filled with anxiety. Symptoms of autism vary from person to person, but they may include trouble socializing, disruptive and repetitive behavior, and difficulty communicating.
March 29, 2017
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Human forebrain circuits under construction -- in a dish
Autism-related errant migration of neurons corrected in patient-derived 3D "spheroids'
April 26, 2017
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If your grandmother smoked, you may be more likely to develop autism
A recent study, published in Scientific Reports, concludes that if a girl's maternal grandmother smoked tobacco during her pregnancy, she is significantly more likely to develop autistic traits.
April 27, 2017
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Imbalances in neural pathways may contribute to repetitive behaviors in autism
Researchers have hypothesized that a mutation in the autism risk gene SHANK3 differentially affects synaptic development in two neural pathways that contribute to motor control. Their work suggests that repetitive behaviors in SHANK3-deficient mice are driven by imbalances between the pathways, revealing a potential mechanism and possible targets to treat some behavioral aspects of autism spectrum disorder.
April 17, 2017
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Increased reaction to stress linked to gastrointestinal issues in children with autism
Increased stress hormone responses, gastrointestinal symptoms
January 4, 2017
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Infections during pregnancy may interfere with genes linked to prenatal brain development
If a mother picks up an infection during pregnancy, her immune system will kick into action to clear the infection -- but this self-defense mechanism may also have a small influence how her child's brain develops in the womb, in ways that are similar to how the brain develops in autism spectrum disorders. Now, an international team of researchers has shown why this may be the case.
March 21, 2017
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Induced labor not associated with risk for autism spectrum disorders, study shows
Induction of labor appears not to be associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, a large new study demonstrates. the new finding suggests that concern about autism risk should not factor into clinical decisions about whether or not to induce labor.
July 25, 2016
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Induced Labor Won't Raise Kids' Autism Risk: Study
Large study should allay fears that procedure might play a role, researchers say
July 25, 2016
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Infant MRIs show autism linked to increased cerebrospinal fluid
MRIs show a brain anomaly in nearly 70 percent of babies at high risk of developing the condition who go on to be diagnosed, laying the groundwork for a predictive aid for pediatricians and the search for a potential treatment
March 6, 2017
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Insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism
A new study looks at the daily experiences of the parents of children with autism spectrum disorder to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.
March 21, 2017
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Insurance mandates lead to more children diagnosed and treated for autism spectrum disorder
While a positive outcome, researchers believe this increase represents only a fraction of the children in the United States living with autism spectrum disorder
July 11, 2016
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Interactive Autism Network
IAN, the Interactive Autism Network, is an innovative online project designed to accelerate the pace of autism research by linking researchers and families. Anyone impacted by an Autism Spectrum Disorder can become part of IAN's online community to stay informed about autism research, provide feedback, and make their voices heard.
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Lasting autistic traits in women with anorexia
Women with anorexia display clear autistic traits, even once the eating disorder is under control and they have achieved a normal weight, according to research. the similarities between anorexia and autism in women are also seen in a part of the brain which process social skills.
February 2, 2017
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Link between Vitamin D treatment and autism prevention
Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, researchers have discovered. the discovery provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D plays in brain development.
March 17, 2017
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Machine learning can improve autism screening and diagnostics
Approximately one in 68 people are on the autism spectrum. Experts are unanimous on this: early intervention is critical for improving communication skills and addressing behavioral issues. But how can researchers expedite the identification of children in need of help and simultaneously provide a more clear-cut map for intervention and support?
July 12, 2016
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Machine Learning is Helping Us Find the Genetics of Autism
Princeton Researchers Are Working Smarter, not Harder
August 03, 2016
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Machine learning puts new lens on autism screening and diagnostics
New algorithms reduce redundancies, improve efficiency and identify more specific behavioral targets for intervention
July 12, 2016
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Mechanism that regulates acoustic habituation identified
Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. the second time they hear the noise, they'll startle significantly less; by the third time, they'll barely startle at all. this ability is called acoustic habituation, and new research has identified the underlying molecular mechanism that controls this capability.
April 11, 2017
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Meet AISOY1 the Robot, autism therapy assistant
Researchers are collaborating to expand the potential of their robot assistant for the treatment of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, the goal is to explore the ways in which the AISOY robot can enhance therapy sessions at the UMH University Clinic.
September 16, 2016
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Metformin shows promise as a potential treatment for fragile X syndrome
An inherited form of intellectual disability called fragile X may be treatable with metformin, the most widely used type 2 Diabetes drug. this was the conclusion that researchers came to after studying the social, behavioral, and biological effects of metformin in a mouse model of fragile X.
May 15, 2017
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Microsoft uses virtual reality to help inspire kids with autism
Microsoft UK recently hosted a workshop that used virtual reality to help kids with autism prepare to enter work environments. the company invited 22 kids between the ages of seven and 19 to a workshop where they were able to try their hands at programming and immerse themselves in virtual reality, including with the HTC Vive and cardboard VISR headsets with Windows 10 Mobile phones.
July 8, 2016
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Mini-brain model of idiopathic autism reveals underlying pathology of neuronal overgrowth
The majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. now researchers have created a "mini-brain" model, derived from persons with a particular form of idiopathic ASD characterized by over-sized brains, revealing a defective molecular pathway during brain development that results in early neuronal overgrowth and dysfunctional cortical networks.
July 13, 2016
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MRIs predict which high-risk babies will develop autism as toddlers
This first-of-its-kind study used MRIs to image the brains of infants, and then researchers used brain measurements and a computer algorithm to accurately predict autism before symptoms set in
February 15, 2017
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Mutations in life's 'essential genes' tied to autism
Genes known to be essential to life–the ones humans need to survive and thrive in the womb–also play a critical role in the development of autism spectrum disorder, suggests a new study
December 13, 2016
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New analysis method of metabolites accurately predicts whether a child has autism
Products of metabolic processes altered in children with autism could enable earlier diagnosis
March 16, 2017
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New Baylor study aims to investigate antibiotic effect in children with ASD
Over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2012, John Rodakis, a father of a child with autism, observed his son's condition dramatically improve while taking a common antibiotic.
December 1, 2016
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New biochemical method accurately diagnoses autism in children
Autism spectrum disorder affects a huge number of children both globally and in the United States. Experts have long acknowledged the importance of detecting autism early, but current diagnosis tools are purely behavioral and not entirely accurate. new research, however, proposes a biological method for accurately predicting whether a child will go on to develop autism.
March 17, 2017
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New Clues on Why Autism is More Common in Males
Women with the disorder appear more likely to have brain anatomy that's typically seen in men, study says
February 8, 2017
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New clues to molecular understanding of autism
The first transgenic mouse model of a rare and severe type of autism called Timothy Syndrome is improving the scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorder in general and may help researchers design more targeted interventions and treatments.
September 12, 2011
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New iPad game could help diagnose autism in children
Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, a study has found. Researchers used fun iPad games to track players' hand movements -- gathering information that can help identify autism.
August 30, 2016
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New neurons reveal clues about an individual's autism
Hallmarks of early brain overgrowth have been discovered in cells of people with autism. These findings suggest that it is possible to use stem cell reprogramming technologies developed in the past decade to model the earliest stages of complex disorders and to evaluate potential therapeutic drugs.
July 7, 2016
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New study unravels why children with autism look less at other people's eyes
A new study conducted by researchers at Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine helps put to rest a longstanding controversy and question about children with autism spectrum disorder.
November 18, 2016
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NHS offers new immersive reality treatment to help children with autism overcome phobias
Following research showing that a unique immersive virtual reality can help children with autism spectrum disorder overcome their fears and phobias, the service known as the Newcastle Blue Room is now being offered on the NHS.
February 10, 2017
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NIPS researchers reveal new mechanisms by which microglia sculpt neural circuits
Microglia are cells that combat various brain diseases and injuries by swallowing foreign or disruptive objects and releasing molecules that activate repair mechanisms. Recent findings have suggested these brain cells are also active under normal conditions, where they can contribute to maturation and sculpting of neuronal circuits.
August 26, 2016
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Old drug points to promising new direction for treatment of autism
A small trial involving 10 boys with autism spectrum disorder showed promising results from treatment with a drug called suramin, which was originally developed 100 years ago to treat African sleeping sickness, a parasitic disease. Boys who received a single dose of the drug showed measurable, though not permanent, improvements in autism spectrum disorder symptoms.
May 26, 2017
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One in three teens with autism spectrum disorder receives driver's license
First large-scale study on driving outcomes among adolescents with ASD suggests families' decision to drive occurs before learner's permit
April 11, 2017
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Outdoor adventure program may be effective in reducing severity of ASD symptoms, study finds
A new Tel Aviv University study finds outdoor challenge-based interventions may be effective in reducing the overall severity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms. the research found significant improvements in the social cognition, social motivation, and autistic mannerisms of the young subjects after outdoor adventure activities and describes a new path for enhancing the social and communication skills of children with ASD.
February 15, 2017
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Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autism
Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study has demonstrated. This is an important first step for a potential pharmacological treatment of autism.
May 24, 2017
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Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits
Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds
October 26, 2016
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Parent-mediated therapy may help babies at risk of developing autism
The earliest autism intervention study in the world that uses video to provide feedback to parents of babies at family risk of autism, has indicated a reduction in the severity of emerging signs of autism.
April 11, 2017
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Personalised wristband devices can help adults diagnosed with autism manage anxiety
Personalised wearable digital technology can help adults diagnosed with autism understand and manage their anxiety.
August 17, 2016
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Pet dogs can reduce stress in families of children with ASD
Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has shown.
July 20, 2016
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Promising lead reduces autism symptoms and more
Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of autism. a team of researchers, however, has provided a promising lead in battling this disease. the scientists identified a single protein that appears to be the culprit in causing many behavioral symptoms as well as molecular and cellular abnormalities related to Fragile X.
March 8, 2017
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Research highlights importance of financial literacy to increase autonomy for young adults with autism
More than 3 million people in the United States are estimated to have an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and annual diagnosis rates continue to rise. Researchers from the University of Missouri have found when teenagers and young adults with autism enter adulthood and age out of many of the services designed to help them, they often are anxious about how to handle new adult responsibilities such as paying bills and filing taxes.
April 18, 2017
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Researchers closer to cracking neural code of love
Neuroscientists have discovered a key connection between areas of the adult female prairie vole's brain reward system that promotes the emergence of pair bonds. Results from this study could help efforts to improve social abilities in human disorders with impaired social function, such as autism.
May 31, 2017
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Researchers develop machine-learning program that helps identify hundreds of ASD-related genes
Investigators eager to uncover the genetic basis of autism could now have hundreds of promising new leads thanks to a study by Princeton University and Simons Foundation researchers.
August 09, 2016
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Researchers discover unexpected link between brain development and tumor invasion
Researchers from Turku Centre for Biotechnology have observed that a protein called SHANK prevents the spread of breast cancer cells to the surrounding tissue. the SHANK protein has been previously studied only in the central nervous system, and it is known that its absence or gene mutations are related to autism.
March 9, 2017
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Researchers outline new policies for earlier detection of autism in children
The earlier that autism is diagnosed and treated in children, the better outcomes they will experience for future relationships and careers. However, most children aren't detected and diagnosed with ASD until around age four, with children from economically disadvantaged or minority backgrounds detected and diagnosed up to two years later, on average.
February 2, 2017
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Researchers to explore movement signatures for detecting learning disability in children with autism
An Indiana University physicist and neuroscientist who studies how physical movement can be used to detect autism in children and adults has received support from the National Science Foundation. the $750,000 NSF grant to IU scientist Jorge V. Jose and collaborators will be used to apply analytical methods pioneered at IU and Rutgers University toward diagnosing, and possibly treating, a wider range of learning disabilities.
November 11, 2016
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Scientists discover clues to altered brain wiring in autism
Autism is an agonizing puzzle, a complex mixture of genetic and environmental factors. One piece of this puzzle that has emerged in recent years is a biochemical cascade called the mTOR pathway that regulates growth in the developing brain.
November 15, 2016
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Scientists pinpoint sensory links between autism and synesthesia
Concrete links between the symptoms of autism and synesthesia have been discovered and clarified for the first time, according to new research. the new research finds similarities between the two conditions and suggests how they might be much more closely associated than previously thought.
March 7, 2017
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Scientists seek early signs of autism
Biomarkers could aid diagnosis and lead to strategies for treatment
April 10, 2017
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Scientists Uncover Possible Therapeutic Targets for Rare Autism Spectrum Disorder
Researchers have uncovered 30 genes that could, one day, serve as therapeutic targets to reverse Rett syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that affects only girls and is a severe form of an autism spectrum disorder.
January 31, 2017
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'Sesame Street' debuts Julia, a new Muppet with autism
The character will join the legendary children's program in April, National Autism Awareness Month.
March 19, 2017
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Shocking new role found for the immune system: Controlling social interaction
It's of 'profound' importance to proper social functioning, researchers determine
July 13, 2016
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Social biases contribute to challenges for those with autism
Negative first impressions formed by potential social partners may reduce the quality of social experiences for people with autism, new research concludes. In the study, non-autistic participants reported their first impressions of individuals with autism from videos of them during social interaction.
February 1, 2017
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Speech and language deficits in children with autism may not cause tantrums
Speech or language impairments may not be the cause of more frequent tantrums in children with autism, according to researchers. the findings could help parents of children with autism seek out the best treatment for behavior problems.
May 3, 2017
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Stem Cell Therapy for Autism Shows Promise
A stem cell treatment for autism shows promise, according to a new study, but the investigators and other experts emphasize that the therapy is still in the early stages and much more research is needed.
April 6, 2017
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Study finds novel link between tactile sensations of individuals with ASD and social difficulties
The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. the main findings of the doctoral research of Eliane Deschrijver, which are now published, show that individuals with ASD may have difficulties to determine which tactile sensations belong to the action of someone else.
September 15, 2016
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Study highlights need to assist children with autism during transition to adulthood
According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 45 children is diagnosed with autism. as these children age, experiences such as leaving school, finding jobs and living alone can be stressful for adolescents with autism as well as their caregivers. Researchers from the University of Missouri have conducted the first study analyzing the perspectives of adolescents with autism to identify challenges as they "age out" of services.
December 20, 2016
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Study reveals driver licensing rates and patterns among adolescents with ASD
A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) finds one in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver's license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. the vast majority of teens with ASD who receive a learner's permit goes on to receive their license within two years after becoming eligible, suggesting that families are making the decision of whether their children with ASD will learn to drive and pursue a license before their teens ever get behind the wheel.
April 12, 2017
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Study tests the 'three-hit' theory of autism
Could a genetic predisposition to autism together with early stress have a more detrimental effect on boys than on girls? In experiments with mice, researchers found evidence that three factors -- genes, environment, and sex -- work together to produce problems with social interaction, a hallmark of autism.
March 7, 2017
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Study to examine new ways to transfer autistic child's improving communication skills into education setting
A University of Manchester-led study is testing whether an intervention with parents and teachers can help children with autism transfer newly acquired social communication skills from home into school.
June 23, 2016
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Study: No Link Between Antidepressants, Autism
After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared
April 18, 2017
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Swimming lessons may be life-saver for children with autism
A recent study investigating injury mortality in people with autism spectrum disorders delivers some surprising and disturbing results. According to the authors, swimming lessons for children with an autism diagnosis should be a priority.
March 22, 2017
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Misc. - T

Target Store will Offer Quiet Shopping Hours for Autistic Customers
What makes a good shopping experience for some folks is not always ideal for others. That's why a Pennsylvania Target store is setting aside certain hours on Saturday so autistic customers can shop in peace and quiet.
December 9, 2016
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The genes, neural circuits behind autism's impaired sociability
Genetic 'toggle switch' reveals regulation of sociability in autism mouse model
March 15, 2017
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Tips and guidance for families to cope with child's diagnosis of autism
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Catherine Lord, director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center in collaboration with New York Collaborates for Autism, a professor of psychology in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and a national authority on autism spectrum disorders (ASD), offers families guidance and tips for coping with a child's diagnosis.
April 4, 2017
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Toddlers with autism don't avoid eye contact, but do miss its significance
Study helps resolve question: Aversion versus lack of social cues?
November 18, 2016
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Training for parents may lessen some autism symptoms in kids
Communication skills show small but long-lasting improvements, study finds
October 25, 2016
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Two new tools to enhance effectiveness of behavioral therapy in children with autism
Two approaches have been revealed by researchers that have the potential to help a large number of children with autism spectrum disorder through behavioral therapy.
November 15, 2016
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Unexpected link between cancer and autism
Researchers have observed that a protein called SHANK prevents the spread of breast cancer cells to the surrounding tissue. the SHANK protein has been previously studied only in the central nervous system, and it is known that its absence or gene mutations are related to autism.
March 9, 2017
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UWM researchers receive $2.3 million grant to explore link between autism and air pollution
Could air pollution from traffic play a role in whether a child develops autism or ADHD?
April 10, 2017
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Vanderbilt engineers develop virtual-reality driving environment to help teenagers with ASD
Astronauts and pilots use them. So do truck drivers and Formula One race-car drivers.
July 27, 2016
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'Video Feedback' Might Help Treat Autism in Babies
Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style
April 11, 2017
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Video therapy for parents may help children at risk of developing autism
The earliest autism intervention study in the world that uses video to provide feedback to parents of babies at family risk of autism, has indicated a reduction in the severity of emerging signs of autism.
April 11, 2017
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Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy prevents autism traits in offspring
Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, University of Queensland researchers have discovered.
March 17, 2017
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Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with autism spectrum disorder
Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial, report researchers.
November 21, 2016
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Western-led research uncovers underlying molecular mechanism that controls acoustic habituation
Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. the second time they hear the noise, they'll startle significantly less; by the third time, they'll barely startle at all. this ability is called acoustic habituation, and new Western-led research has identified the underlying molecular mechanism that controls this capability.
April 11, 2017
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Young people with autism face difficulty in recognising emotion from facial expressions, study finds
Young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) have difficulties recognising and distinguishing between different facial expressions, according to research from one of the largest studies to look at emotion recognition in children and adolescents with ASC. the University of Bristol findings are published today [31 Mar 2017] in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
March 31, 2017
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