Tag: "autistic" at biology news
Autism theory put to the test with new technology
...ing with a typically-developing population and an autistic
population provide a control for the other group. Im very excited about this research. ...
MIT researchers reverse symptoms in mice of leading inherited cause of mental retardation
...ating symptoms of FXS in children, and possibly in autistic
kids as well," said co-author Mansuo L. Hayashi, a...; purposeless, repetitive movements reminiscent of autistic
people; attention deficits and difficulty with learning and memory tasks. "These behavioral abnor...
Crucial progress in understanding Fragile X mental retardation protein
...ren with FXS have autism and about five percent of autistic
children have FXS. The research team led by Yingqun Huang, M.D., assistant professor in Yale Ob/Gyn, previously found that FMRP interacts with a nuclear mRNA export protein NXF2, in the mouse brain and testes. In this study, the team used mouse neu...
Study finds regions of DNA that appear linked to autistic spectrum disorders
... or behavioral tendencies that would be considered autistic
only in their most severe forms. Those traits may ...as autism but more systematically at the degree of autistic
impairment. Then we analyzed their genetic material and found significant linkage to these symptoms ...
JCI table of contents -- March 22, 2007
...dps2-knockout mice and aberrant CADPS2 splicing in autistic
patients AUTHOR CONTACT: Teiichi Furuichi RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako, Saitama, Japan. Phone: +81-48-467-6079; Fax: +81-48-467-6079; E-mail: email@example.com . View the PDF of this article at: https://www.the-jci.org/article.ph...
CSHL scientists confirm genetic distinction between heritable and sporadic cases of autism
...s of autism have focused on families with multiple autistic
children. "Our findings suggest that sporadic autism is genetically distinct from the type that runs in families, and that we must use different approaches for studying them," concluded Sebat. "Sporadic autism is the more common form of the diseas...
Delft University of Technology designs language development toy for autistic children
...a toy that uses a new method for teaching words to autistic
children. She developed this toy as part of her gr...ion project focused on the language development of autistic
children. She has developed and tested a toy that can help autistic
children develop their language ...
Genome scan for familial autism finds two new genetic links
...ip technology to search for genetic commonality in autistic
individuals from nearly 1,200 families. The scient...of families in this study permitted us to organize autistic
children with similar features of this disorder into smaller groups, where gene linkages may be more...
Preliminary results of largest scan of autism DNA information
...hip" technology to look for genetic commonality in autistic
individuals culled from almost 1,200 families. The AGP also scanned these families DNA for copy number variations (CNV), or sub-microscopic genomic insertions and deletions that scientists believe might be involved with this and other common diseases...
CU study reveals pros and cons of therapy for lead exposure
...finding that has implications for the treatment of autistic
children, the researchers say that when rats with ...erns about the use of chelating agents in treating autistic
children," she said....
Brain's fear center likely shrinks in autism's most severely socially impaired
...they caution that these changes do not explain all autistic
behavior, but account for slightly more than half ...ler amygdalae, and decreased eye fixation as their autistic
siblings when looking at faces. However, while the autism group showed reduced activation of a fac...
Carnegie Mellon uses new imaging technique to discover differences in brains of people with autism
...aper, are providing a comprehensive picture of the autistic
brain, whose components operate with less coordination than is normally the case, and which is less reliant on frontal components and more reliant on posterior components. The latest DTI finding shows that some of the frontal-posterior communication ...
How Rett Syndrome mutation targets the brain
... irregular breathing, obsessive hand-wringing, and autistic
behaviors. Researchers had traced the RTT's cause to mutations in the gene for methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2)--a protein found in tissues throughout the body that regulates many target genes by repressing their activity. The gene for MeCP2 is...
When nerve cells can't make contact
...ssume that similar malfunctions are experienced by autistic
patients. Autism is one of the most common psyc...ct - the probability that the identical twin of an autistic
person will also be autistic
lies between 80 and 95 percent. In 2003, French geneticist Thomas Bou...
New National Institute of Mental Health research program launches autism trials
...ne differences--both biological and behavioral--in autistic
children with diverse developmental histories. Inc... try to remove mercury and other metals from their autistic
children's blood. This practice is based on the belief that many cases of autism were caused by expo...
Researchers discover brain abnormality in kids with autism
...can Academy of Neurology. The study compared 60 autistic
children to 16 children with developmental delay a...f brain maturation. The researchers found that the autistic
children had differences in the gray matter of their brains compared to the children with typical de...
Autistic brain has fewer neurons for processing emotion
...-- For the first time, research has shown that the autistic
brain has fewer neurons in an area related to emot...easured neurons in the amygdala of nine postmortem autistic
male brains and 10 age-matched male postmortem non-autistic brains. Ages ranged from 10 to 44 years ...
Carnegie Mellon researchers discover key deficiencies in brains of people with autism
...o view the patterns of activation in the brains of autistic
and normal participants while they read a series of sentences to determine whether each one was true or false. The sentences either had high imagery content ("The number eight when rotated 90 degrees looks like a pair of eyeglasses") or low imagery c...
New findings help pinpoint autism's genetic roots
...on the anatomical regions where things go wrong in autistic
patients, regardless of how the autism occurs," he...ission has been hypothesized as a feature of human autistic
disorders; however, this is the first report demonstrating such an imbalance. Lead authors in the P...
Researchers identify new childhood-onset epilepsy disorder and its genetic cause
...nset disorder characterized by severe epilepsy and autistic
traits, and identified its genetic basis. Epileps...rve cell networks. The children in this study have autistic
traits, also thought to be caused by disrupted nerve cell networks. The finding, which is published...