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CHD8 Genetic mutation genetic mutation may lead to an autism subtype
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CHD8 Genetic mutation genetic mutation may lead to an autism subtype

A paper published in Cell Journal on July 3 hints that a mutation in the  regulation gene CHD8 may be the closest Scientific explanation yet to the onset of autism. Chief author Evan Eilrich, Professor of genome science in the University of Washington, has ...
Alex Lowery set to give motivational speech in Holywell, North Wales
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Alex Lowery set to give motivational speech in Holywell, North Wales

Alex Lowery will be speaking at Capel Penbryn, Whitford Street, Holywell, Clwyd, CH8 7NN on the 29th July 2014. The event will start at 2p.m. All are welcome and there is no charge. A professional film maker will be coming along to make two films of Alex’s ...
New study reveals two common environmental chemicals may impact autism development
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New study reveals two common environmental chemicals may impact autism development

Research conducted by Brown University in Rhode Island has isolated two common chemicals used in fire retardation and pesticides that are thought to contribute to the development of autism during Gestation. PCB's (polychlorinated biphenyl, specifically PBDE...
Autism linked to salt in the nerves at birth
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Autism linked to salt in the nerves at birth

Scientists at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research have found a tentative link between salt levels in neurons during birth and autism. The full article which appeared in The Independent on January 11, cites the research conducted by D...
EphB gene family mutation is linked to autism
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EphB gene family mutation is linked to autism

New research conducted at the Havard school of medical research at McLean Hospital have isolated a cluster of genes that are specifically linked to autism. The cluster named EphB are predominantly essential in the wiring of the brain during the development ...
Micro movements a way of diagnosing autism, say researchers
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Micro movements a way of diagnosing autism, say researchers

Tiny movements of the eye that are not even visible to the human eye are being studied by researchers in the University of Indiana as a means to detect autism and autistic spectrum disorder. The tiny micro movements and their frequency can also be an in...
Single mother of autistic boys target of ignorant neighbours
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Single mother of autistic boys target of ignorant neighbours

A single mother of two autistic boys from Bromley near Colchester UK, has become the target of a disparaging letter from her neighbours. The letter which was posted anonymously through her door on New Years Eve, has caused huge ripples within the autism com...
Concerns voiced over autistic children locked in Isolation Rooms in PEI schools
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Concerns voiced over autistic children locked in Isolation Rooms in PEI schools

Prince Edward Island, Canada - Concerns have been voiced due to cases of autisctic children being locked in isolation rooms in schools on Prince Edward Island, Canada. During question time or period as known on the island, concerned parents told provincial ...
Robert Kennedy Jr : Thimerosal, vaccination and political fireworks
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Robert Kennedy Jr : Thimerosal, vaccination and political fireworks

Robert Kennedy Jr has once again inflamed the Thimerosal vaccination debate by threatening to publish his book "Thimerosal: Let the Science speak" which contains information he claims the CDC is hiding from the American public. It's not the first time K...