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UF Researchers Cite Possible Link Between Autism, Schizophrenia And Diet

...---Findings from two novel animal studies indicate autism andschizophrenia may be linked to an individual's ...en up by areas of thebrain known to be involved in autism and schizophrenia, where they causecells to dysfunction. The animal findings suggest an inte...

Scientific Trials Of So-Called 'Wonder' Hormone Treatment For Autism Will Be Conducted In Seattle, Denver

...children between ages 3 and 12 and diagnosed with autism will be tested at each site. Secretin is a natura...order. Approximately 75 percent of children with autism also have some form of mental retardation. The secretin trials project will be headed by Dr. Alan Un...

New understanding of a key control mechanism in the brain

...n epilepsy. One of the problems that children with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) have is I-neuron malfunction: their inhibitory system does not effectively suppress unwanted information, impeding their ability to make choices. I-neuron malfunction is involved in memory disorder...

Duke geneticists unraveling the tangled web of autism

...er for Human Genetics and lead investigator of the autism genetic studies at Duke, and her team located defe...olleagues found evidence that at least one form of autism is associated with a genetic marker in the vicinity of a GABA receptor gene. (January 2000 issue of ...

Chiropractic neurologists managing patients' autism, stroke, other disorders, according to Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA)

...ng from hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder, autism and other disorders as recent clinical findings suggest that problems in central nervous system function could be a source of many of these conditions. An article in the June 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA) ...

Some autistic people have memory advantage for certain tasks

...suggests that some people with autism may have a better memory when performing certain ... Researchers found that subjects with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) performed better on a "false-memory" test than did ...

Iowa project links rural areas cross-state to top-notch medical advice

When a child has a complicated problem like autism or cerebral palsy, it can take a village-medical professionals, therapists, teachers, family members, and home care aides-to provide proper care. For families in rural areas, it's hard to get to the specialists their children need to see. Another cha...

Public schools may face shortage of speech-language pathologists

..."In the past 10 years, the number of students with autism has increased by more than 300 percent, and many SLPs have already voiced concerns about unmanageable caseloads." Attrition caused by the exodus of bachelors degree-trained SLPs, coupled with growing demand for services, would drive caseloads even hi...

Researchers observe abnormalities in brains of autism patients

...identified structural differences in the brains of autism patients that might explain the behavor. Using computerized imaging, researchers have observed minicolumnar abnormalities in the frontal and temporal lobes of autistic patients. The study by scientists at the Medical College of Georgia, the Universi...

Routine overnight EEG monitoring not warranted in autistic children

...ies of 334 patients studied with the indication of autism spectrum disorder, says study author Phillip Pearl...ver 3.5 years, 334 (37%) were identified as having autism spectrum disorder and studied to rule out LKS. Of these, 83 (25%) had abnormal EEGs, with 63 (19%) ...

No evidence that MMR vaccine is associated with autism or bowel disease

...MMR or single measles vaccines are associated with autism or inflammatory bowel disease, researchers announc...MMR or single measles vaccines are associated with autism or inflammatory bowel disease. They found strong evidence that both MMR and single measles vaccinati...

Researchers shed light on early brain growth and autism

ST. PAUL, MN -- Children with autism exhibit abnormal brain development during the very...g in age from 8 to 46 years old. Among those with autism age 12 and under, average brain volume was 5 percent larger than in the controls. By age 12, there w...

New book is road map to help parents 'find' their child who has autism

...tands what today is considered to be a spectrum of autism disorders and how well many children respond to tr...rents who receive a diagnosis that their child has autism and then must sort through the wide variety of treatment approaches available. Helping parents deal ...

Medication effective in treating children with autism

...he finding holds promise in treating children with autism who have some of the most severe related behavioral disturbances. Most children with autism exhibit such characteristics as highly compulsive behavior, delayed language, learning challenges an...

Treatment for behavioral disorders in children with autism

... severe behavior problems that are associated with autism in children," said Lawrence Scahill, Ph.D., princi...as 20 children per 10,000. Although the causes of autism are unknown for most cases, available evidence implicates abnormalities in brain development. Twin ...

Physical, mental health illnesses hinder low-income families' economic security

...ures or leading poisoning coupled with depression, autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), for example. "The fact that many of these caregivers face health problems usually associated with older, frail individuals, is very troubling," Burton notes. "Also, we found that most of these care...

Gastrointestinal symptoms not linked to later autism

Children with autism are no more likely than children without autism to have had gastrointestinal disorders, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Researchers at Boston Uni...

The Lancet Neurology October press release

...neurology of mitochondrial DNA disease Epilepsy in autism Progressive supranuclear palsy: where are we now? Friedreich's ataxia: treatment within reach When should temporal lobe epilepsy be treated surgically?...

Public strong on opinions weaker on knowledge

...uch as the association between the MMR vaccine and autism or between global warming and other environmental problems. "The challenge for policymakers is to think about how to communicate in an appropriate context. So while most people are able to understand the link between global warming and fossil fuel em...

NIH awards grants for two new autism research centers

...ren's Health Act of 2000, which calls for five new autism research centers by the end of FY 2003. The STAART program will expand NIH's commitment to autism research, which last year totaled $56 million. The NIH Autism Coordinating Committee (NIH/ACC) coor...

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