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Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified

...will be important in improving ourunderstanding of autism and seizure disorders not related to TSC." The NINDS, one of the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda,Maryland, is the nation's leading supporter of research on the brain and nervoussystem and a lead agency for the Congressionally design...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physicians And Scientists Present Findings At Annual Meeting Of The Pediatric Academic Societies

... another group of researchers noted a link between autism andmacrocephaly, suggesting that macrocephaly may be a recognizable feature of asyndrome associated with autism. Dr. Graham and his colleagues are studyingseveral other Cole-Hughes syndrome cases to determine if autistic features are aregular part of...

Study points to chromosome site of autism gene

...ood and continue throughout life. "For a long time autism was not viewed as being a genetic disorder," says ...o high, it's substantially higher than the rate of autism in the general population, which is approximately five in 10,000 kids. The data is pretty overwhelmi...

Study finds no evidence hormone benefits autism

...nts to a placebo effect. Families of children with autism were excited and expected some kind of treatment b...ready are some proven treatments for children with autism that include behavioral and educational approaches pioneered at the University of North Carolina at ...

People with autism and Asperger Syndrome process faces as objects, Yale study of brain abnormalities finds

...al MRI to study brain organization in persons with autism and Asperger Syndrome and found that they perceive...experience of autism," Schultz said. "Persons with autism and Aspergers have very little interest in people, and our study shows that this disinterest is refl...

Gene found responsible for social amnesia

...is thought that such a defect could play a role in autism and schizophrenia, which are characterized by a sense of social disconnection and isolation. The gene in question codes for the brain hormone oxytocin (OT), which is present in all mammals, including humans. This neuropeptide has long been associat...

New studies suggest that autism and language development could be linked

...an Journal of Human Genetics, two studies localize autism and developmental language disorder to the same po...e prevalent in siblings and parents of people with autism and, conversely, that autism is more prevalent in the families of children with the developmental la...

Study at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke Medical Center reports short-term benefit in treating autism with antibiotic agent

...hicagohave shown that some children suffering from autism may experience short-termbut dramatic improvement ...rchers report that when a subset of patients whose autism mayinvolve colonization of the bowel by certain bacteria that produce a toxinwere treated with antim...

Researchers identify gene common to many autism cases

...ly brain formation may underlie the development of autism in a large number of cases," said Duane Alexander,...h and Human Development (NICHD) and chair of NIH's autism coordinating committee.The spectrum of disorders known collectively as autism frequently involve pro...

UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute launches new program to identify biomarkers for autism and other disorders

...udy of biomarkers and other early warning signs of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. (M.I.N.D. stands...d could predict which children would later develop autism or mental retardation. "It is the highest priority of the M.I.N.D. Institutes research program to...

Brain damage in autism: not what scientists once thought

...utism. The cerebellum has long been the focus of autism research because of the relentless responses autis...ey are tracking infants at high risk of developing autism because they have a brother or sister with autism. The goal is to tease out genetic risk, and docum...

Conference focuses on adults living with autism

Experts, parents, and adults living with autism to explore the frontiers of daily life WH...HY: While a lot of attention has been focused on autism and the increased number of children who have been diagnosed over the past 15 years, this day- lon...

Blood markers associated with autism and mental retardation

...he blood may be associated with the development of autism and mental retardation later in childhood. The id...the neonatal blood of children who later developed autism or mental retardation, but not in the blood from children who developed cerebral palsy or blood from...

Brain gene implicated in autism

...ne that may influence human brain development with autism susceptibility. They pinpointed the candidate gen...sink. Affecting 1 in 500 to 1 in 2500 Americans, autism begins in early childhood and impairs thinking, feeling, language and the ability to relate to other...

Gene transfer enhances pair bonding in monogamous voles

...ted, it may result in psychiatric diseases such as autism that are characterized by social problems. Voles provide a useful model for studying the molecular mechanisms underlying species differences in social organization."...

First-ever autism research conference to explore new frontiers

...Calif. -- In a move that reflects the emergence of autism to the center stage of the scientific community, t...d by parent activists, the plight of children with autism has been brought to national and international awareness. The scientific community has responded; a...

Highlighted speakers at first IMFAR conference challenge researchers to raise the bar on autism research

...Autism Research (IMFAR) conference, four prominent autism scientists will identify the current level of unde...ences (or epidemiological trends) and diagnosis of autism and present a look at where the fields are headed. IMFAR will hold its first conference on Nov. 9 ...

Major stress during pregnancy linked to autism

...idence through this study that autism is also linked to external factors, such as prenat...ly determine what are the causes and influences of autism in children," said Beversdorf....

Fundamental structural differences discovered in brains of autistic individuals

...minicolumns might hold clues to conditions such as autism and schizophrenia in which communication is dramat...id, noting that about one third of the people with autism also develop seizures, another condition in which signaling and inhibition are out of balance. In fa...

$6 million grant to expand search for autism genes

...or expansion of a collaborative effort to identify autism vulnerability genes. Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute will direct the project, in partnership with the citizens group Cure Autism Now (CAN), to add 300 more families to its Autism Genetic Resource Exc...

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