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Some neurologic diseases associated with prenatal exposure to inflammatory immune responses

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:44
Johns Hopkins researchers report that fetal mice - especially males - show signs of brain damage that lasts into their adulthood when they are exposed in the womb to a maternal immune system kicked into high gear by a serious infection or other malady.
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Finding could explain age-related decline in motor function

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:40
A team of researchers has found a clue as to why muscles weaken with age. The team observed a change in homeostatic set points in neuromuscular junction synapses of aged fruit flies.
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Respiratory problems in blind requires more study

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:20
"Very little information exists on the health and well-being of children who become blind during childhood," Ms Crewe says.
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Ending diffusion confusion: Identifying precise neural correlates of autism spectrum disorder

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:00
The steps taken to ensure acceptable data quality across all scans and data quality matching between groups.
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Winter Classic Charity Game, hockey for the autism cause

Autism News from Healthcare Industry Today - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:59
… :01 AM The Center for Autism presents its second annual Winter … up against the Center for Autism Puzzlers. The Phillie Phanatic will … the game will help support autism evaluation and treatment services for … the Philadelphia region.   Center for Autism's second annual Winter …
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Cure for autism shows promise in new mouse trials

Autism News from Healthcare Industry Today - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:33
… activity does not happen when autism develops. The researchers determined that … to baby mice that were autistic with bumetanide prevented the newly … were autistic. The drug reduced or eliminated the symptoms of autism. At … human fetus will be born autistic but the researchers assert that …
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Expressive robots learn human emotion in Lincoln

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:28
A 3D-pinted android robot by a University of Lincoln research team, which will collate data on how humans interact with it.
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Drug Shows Promise in Reversing Symptoms of Autism, Researchers Say - Nature World News

Autism News from Google - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:21

Nature World News

Drug Shows Promise in Reversing Symptoms of Autism, Researchers Say
Nature World News
Autism might be a result of poor-functioning chemical switch during pregnancy that doesn't flip in time, according to a new study. Researchers said that a diuretic pill such as bumetanide, which is used to treat fluid retention in people with high ...

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Gwenne up for autism care award

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:15
A woman from Wheatley, Halifax, has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of 37 years working in the field of autism care.
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Annual Autism Conference To Host International Special Education Experts In Dubai

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:07
WAM Dubai, 7th Feb. 2014 - Experts in speech and language pathology from the US and professionals in the field of special education will come together for the Fifth Annual Autism Around The World Conference 2014 to address issues faced by people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders .
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Autism drug shows promise in animal studies

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 07:30
A drug aimed at eliminating symptoms in people with certain forms of autism is in the early stages of work, and animal studies show promise, researchers report.
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Using Bumetanide For Chloride Reduction May...

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 07:25
A drug given to pregnant mice with models of autism prevents autistic behavior in their offspring, according to a new study reported Friday in the journal Science .
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Autism New Drug Not Yet a Solution for Loved Ones - Guardian Liberty Voice

Autism News from Google - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 06:32

Guardian Liberty Voice

Autism New Drug Not Yet a Solution for Loved Ones
Guardian Liberty Voice
It is no secret that autism is an incredibly enigmatic disease. This is what makes it frustrating for researchers, and especially for those affected by the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). But there is hope. French researchers have had success with a ...

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GALLERY: Luke's Place a playground for everyone

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 06:21
Rita Rapley wiped tears from her eyes and hugged her son Luke tightly as she watched politicians from all sides mark the start of construction of the region's first inclusive public playground yesterday.
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Drug reverses autism brain activity in mice, study shows

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 06:00
A generic blood pressure drug could prevent hyperactive brain cell firing associated with early stages of autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study.
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Five American Anthems Sung In Other Languages

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:42
This past Sunday, we witnessed what was either a charming portrayal of the broad multicultural landscape that is America, or the most shocking betrayal of American values by an American cultural icon that we've ever witnessed.
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Coping with autism, helping others - Quad City Times

Autism News from Google - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:39

Coping with autism, helping others
Quad City Times
In May, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified ...

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Coping with autism, helping others - Quad City Times

Autism News from Google - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:39

Coping with autism, helping others
Quad City Times
In May, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified ...

and more »
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Cure for autism shows promise in new mouse trials

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:24
Dr. Raphael Bernier from the Autism Center at Seattle Children's Hospital explains how oxytocin may help children with autism regulate social behavior.
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'Dancing With the Black Dog: A Survivor's Guide to Depression author interview

Autism News from Topix - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:14
Calix -Yes, I'm talking from experience. I've been in and out of therapy. I've had the diagnosis' of depression, manic-depression and major depression.
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