Tag: "autistic" at medical news
Autistic children's abnormal metabolic profile findings
...ant glutathione and its metabolic precursors in 95 autistic
children and 75 children without autism. Glutathio...r redox ratio) were significantly decreased in the autistic
children, indicating presence of a significant level of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs w...
Specific behaviors seen in infants can predict autism, new research shows
...with autism. Studies show that families with one autistic
child have a roughly five to10 percent chance of a...and older; there has been no instrument to measure autistic
behaviors in young infants. So the Canadian researchers designed their own. Led by Susan Bryson, Cr...
Autism conference reports advances in early diagnosis, role of immune system and more
... and behavioral observations. "Whereas today most autistic
children are not diagnosed until they are two to t... reported on a comparison of blood samples from 70 autistic
children and 35 same age normally developing children revealed differences in proteins, metabolites ...
The anatomy of sarcasm: Researchers reveal how the brain handles this complex communication
...ppens when "theory of mind" is limited or missing, autistic
children have problems interpreting irony, the more general category of social communication into which sarcasm falls. Simone Shamay-Tsoory, PhD, and colleagues at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa and the University of Haifa, studied 25 participant...
Treating autism 'right the first time'
...ng on the therapeutic method best suited for their autistic
child. Given the importance of early intervention,...oral graduate Michelle Sherer successfully matches autistic
children with an appropriate therapy. Published in the June issue of the American Psychological Ass...
Autism and X-fragile syndrome
...on dermatoglyphs, an analysis technique applied to autistic
children. Dermatoglyphs, or handprints and footpri...on-definable pattern being the more common amongst autistic
children than in the rest of the population. Fragile sites Following on from this initial morphol...
Three reasons not to believe in an autism epidemic
.... Drs. Gernsbacher and Goldsmith are parents of an autistic
child, and Ms. Dawson is autistic. Dr. Gernsbacher is available for questions and interviews....
NIMH study finds antipsychotic Risperidone safe, effective as intermediate term treatment for autism
...cation, are used to manage aggressive behaviors in autistic
children, but controlled medication trials are limited," said Dr. James McCracken, lead author and site investigator at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. "Our findings support adding risperidone to the small arsenal of ...
New model may better predict outcomes for children with autism and autistic spectrum disorders
...issue of Pediatrics. The children in the study had autistic
spectrum disorders (ASD), a group of neurodevelopm...t ASD, as the symptoms occur and develop along the autistic
spectrum, and as the symptoms change over time." Some children have severe autistic
symptoms but hig...
Secretin should not be used to treat autism, researchers say
...the key symptoms of the disorder, some people with autistic
disorders and their families still hold high hopes...itive behaviors. Despite the findings, parents of autistic
children may not be willing to give up their faith in secretin. Williams and colleagues cite a 1999 ...
Brain activity related to processing faces is similar in people with, without autism
... finding is surprising, as it is widely known that autistic
individuals tend to avoid looking directly at face...usiform gyrus, activated almost identically in our autistic
study participants and the control group of individuals without autism. This is one very simple and ...
Experts question prevalent stereotypes about autism
...the prevalent notion among autism researchers that autistic
individuals lack a "theory of mind." The belief that autistic
children lack a sense of both their own minds and those of others emerged about 20 years ago, becomi...
Autism has high costs to US society
... It can cost about $3.2 million to take care of an autistic
person over his or her lifetime. Caring for all pe...lso captures the value of lost productivity for an autistic
person's parents. Examples include loss of income due to reduced work hours or not working altogethe...
Most children diagnosed with autism at age 2 years also diagnosed with the condition at age 9 years
...ticle. Parents usually identify problems in their autistic
children during the first year of life, but most diagnoses are not usually made until children are older. The concept of autism has recently expanded to include milder conditions known as autism spectrum disorders; these include Asperger's syndrome ...
Thousands find connection and inspiration at nation's largest autism conference
...ionals, teachers, behavior analysts and parents of autistic
children. Scott Robertson, a Penn State Ph.D. st...ing and autism," he said. Many family members of autistic
individuals will also be in attendance. To help them get the most out of the experience, the Penn St...
Link between autism and abnormal blood-vessel function and oxidative stress
...ween oxidative stress and blood-vessel function in autistic
patients, investigators hope to find new therapeut...ious studies at other institutions have shown that autistic
patients have reduced cerebral blood flow, presumably due to constricted blood vessels in the brain,...
Study provides evidence that autism affects functioning of entire brain
...f children with autism. The researchers tested 56 autistic
children, and compared their responses to those of 56 children who did not have autism. The children with autism were classified as having higher functioning autism--an I.Q. of 80 or above, and the ability to speak, read, and write. All of the child...
Science of Learning Center comes to UC San Diego
...a face and emotion recognition training system for autistic
children called Let's Face It; the robotic preschool teacher, RUBI; as well as develop new translational research initiatives. The center's goals will be enhanced by the participation of corporate partners, including the Scientific Learning Corpora...
Innovative surgery corrects vision in kids with neurological disorders
...ely nearsighted with astigmatism. Because of her autistic
tendencies and poor vision, Julie would withdraw into herself. Tychsen often reminded the Lawrences that Julie needed vision correction to become interested in things and engaged in the world. However, Greta Lawrence says some of Julie's other doctor...
Results of largest ever genome scan for autism out
...hip technology to look for genetic similarities in autistic
people. The AGP also scanned DNA from these famili...hy children but is so greatly missed by those with autistic
children. We are working now in Manchester to investigate the basic science and develop and test new...