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In autism, brain doesn't 'prune' extra synapses - Futurity: Research News

Autism News from Google - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:54

In autism, brain doesn't 'prune' extra synapses
Futurity: Research News
Neuroscientists have discovered extra synapses in the brains of children and adolescents with autism. The excess is due to a slowdown in the normal brain “pruning” process during development, they say. Because synapses are the points where neurons ...

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How Luke Bryan Made a Young Fan's Day - People Magazine

Autism News from Google - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:45

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How Luke Bryan Made a Young Fan's Day
People Magazine
"I remember reading that shirt from stage and I didn't know 'You're the piece to my puzzle' was an autism statement. I just thought, 'Well that's an interesting thing to put on a shirt,' " said Bryan. "The fact that my music can make some stuff a ...
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Entrepreneurships the answer for some with autism - Arizona Capitol Times

Autism News from Google - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 21:01

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Entrepreneurships the answer for some with autism
Arizona Capitol Times
Cottle is autistic. And today he's an entrepreneur, the owner of Stuttering King Bakery, turning out batches of cookies, brownies and scones for cafes and businesses and groups that need catering. “I was like, OK, I am destined to do something greater ...

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IT offers hope for autism cases - Nelson Mail

Autism News from Google - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 21:00

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IT offers hope for autism cases
Nelson Mail
Keynote speaker Dr Catherine Lord, who came from the Centre for Autism and the Developing Brain in the United States, discussed how autism was currently diagnosed and the factors that made diagnosing autism more challenging. She said autism had to ...

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Autism and first times: the first day of school - ChicagoNow (blog)

Autism News from Google - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 09:28

Autism and first times: the first day of school
ChicagoNow (blog)
I worried his autism would affect him, and he would freak out when he realised I wasn't on the bus with him, but we followed in the car to drop his supplies off and got to see him walking with his teacher quite happily to his class. It turns out he ...

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Autism Still Being Treated With Shock Therapy? [Video] - Guardian Liberty Voice

Autism News from Google - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:26

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Autism Still Being Treated With Shock Therapy? [Video]
Guardian Liberty Voice
A lot of people might be surprised to know that shock therapy or Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is still being used in the U.S. to treat certain mental illnesses including autism and depression. The practice has been around since 1785 when its first ...

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Car show fuels fight against autism - The Robesonian

Autism News from Google - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:22

Car show fuels fight against autism
The Robesonian
Founded in 1970, the Autism Society of North Carolina provides various services and support for the families of children affected by autism. According to Robeson County chapter leader Wendy Britt, one out of every 52 children across the state is ...

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Being an entrepreneur is answer for some with autism - Salt Lake Tribune

Autism News from Google - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 14:19

Being an entrepreneur is answer for some with autism
Salt Lake Tribune
Cottle is one of a few known small business owners with autism, a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to comprehend, communicate and interact socially. There are varying degrees of autism, but even autistic people with the greatest ...

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Treatment for autism a possibility? - New Vision

Autism News from Google - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:43

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Treatment for autism a possibility?
New Vision
However, he noted that the drug in its current form, which is in testing as a treatment for Tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder often associated with autism, is also an immuno-suppressant, and may not be ideal as a long-term treatment ...

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Children with Autism May Have Too Many Brain Connections - Healthline

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:04

Children with Autism May Have Too Many Brain Connections
Healthline
A problem with the way the brain develops may leave autistic children with too many connections among their brain cells, or neurons. This might make them vulnerable to overstimulation and contribute to their autism symptoms, new research suggests.

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Autism--Cutting Extra Synapses May One Day Lead to Cure - Viral Global News

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:11

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Autism--Cutting Extra Synapses May One Day Lead to Cure
Viral Global News
Scientists have made an exciting new discovery in autism, which is a disorder that affects between 1-2 percent of children. A study with the brains of people with autism and people without autism that had been donated to science has revealed that those ...

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Autism may lower risk of childhood injuries - SFARI News (blog)

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 14:00

Autism may lower risk of childhood injuries
SFARI News (blog)
Children with autism often appear to be clumsy, but in fact the disorder may protect them from injury, suggests a study published in the July-August issue of Academic Pediatrics. Delays in motor skills are typical of autism and may exacerbate the risk ...

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Can Autism be Conquered? - WCVB Boston

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:52

Can Autism be Conquered?
WCVB Boston
SOME KIDS CAN OUTGROW AUTISM. THE THEORY IS MEETING WITH DISAGREEMENT IN THE AUTISM COMMUNITY. SHAYNA DID FIND CONSENSUS ON THIS BREED EVERYONE IS GIFTED IN HIS OR HER OWN WAY. INCLUDING THOSE WITH ...

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Children with autism 'have too many synapses in their brain' - Medical News Today

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:23

Medical News Today

Children with autism 'have too many synapses in their brain'
Medical News Today
A new study by researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, finds that children and adolescents with autism have too many synapses in their brain, which can affect their brain function. Furthermore, the team believes it may ...

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South Euclid boy with autism punched by teen: Pick of the blotter - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:58

South Euclid boy with autism punched by teen: Pick of the blotter
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
The mother of the 9-year-old child with autism said he was playing outside about 8:30 p.m. Sunday on the 3700 block of Antisdale Road. She checked on him minutes before the 13-year-old knocked on her door and said her son was lying on the ground.

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Car show to raise money to fight autism - The Robesonian

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 07:59

Car show to raise money to fight autism
The Robesonian
FAIRMONT — Auto enthusiasts from across Robeson County will flaunt their cars, trucks and motorcycles for a good cause on Saturday during the third annual Showin' Off for Autism event in Fairmont. The event raises money for the Robeson County chapter ...

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Debating the cost of autism therapy - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Autism News from Google - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:31

Debating the cost of autism therapy
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
The session was one of four across South Dakota this week that resulted from legislation this year regarding autism and whether insurance companies should be required to pay for therapy. Legislators defeated a bill in March that would have required ...

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Children with autism have extra brain synapses - ABC Online

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:33

ABC Online

Children with autism have extra brain synapses
ABC Online
A neurone from the brain of young person with autism. A new study finds that young people with autism have excess synapses(Source: Guomei Tang and Mark S. Sonders/Columbia University Medical Center) ...

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HIGHLAND: Son's story leads to autism conference - Press-Enterprise

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:04

HIGHLAND: Son's story leads to autism conference
Press-Enterprise
Coming to terms with her son's autism diagnosis didn't happen easily for Gina Walden. The Highland resident said the news broke her heart at first, but she and husband Brian found solace in their faith and in their push to help Ethan defy the odds. “We ...

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New treatments for autism? - KGNS.tv

Autism News from Google - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:49

New treatments for autism?
KGNS.tv
Scientists at Columbia University discovered children with autism have extra synapses in the brain - which affect the way neurons connect and communicate with each other. (NBC) - Results from a new study could lead to new treatments for autism ...

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