Tadpoles help San Diego researchers get insight into autism

Tadpoles are helping researchers at Brown University understand the mechanisms of autism. The ‘tadpole model of autism‘ was presented to the  presented a tadpole model of autism at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego by Eric James GS of Brown University. James and Arseny Khakhalin, a postdoctoral fellow, started studying tadpole […]

Occupational Therapy using Sensory Integration can improve daily life for Autistic Children

Researchers led by Neuroscientist Roseann Schaaf, have found that the use of Occupation Therapy together with Sensory Integration (OT-SI) can provide better outcomes for children on the autistic spectrum than ordinary standard care. OT-SI therapy for Autism is based on the child’s difficulties interpreting sensory information and how these difficulties impact on everyday life and […]

Duplication of federal funding for autism research more than 1 billion dollars

Autism committee receives dubious award for fiscal irresponsibility. Each week The Washington Times awards the “Golden Hammer” to those that display the highest examples of fiscal redundancy, waste and abuse. The distinction this week gos to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and the agencies involved for unnecessary duplication. The Washington Times reports that between 2008 […]

Autism Research: November 29, 2013 Week in Review

SanFran team nails site of action of culprit genes in autism  A new study as reported by Autism Daily Newscast and published in Cell journal has found the site of action of disruption in people with autism. The cell affected and the stage of brain development when it is affected has been identified by a […]

Autism Research: 25th September, 2015 Week in Review

Autism biomarker might help better diagnosis A path breaking new study from the prestigious University of California, Irvine has identified a new biomarker that might aid in diagnosing the rapidly spreading neurodevelopmental disorder. Headed by Dr. J. Jay Gargus, and team from the UCI, the study identified a vital defect in the signaling system of […]

Study says spontaneous rare mutations in genes responsible for half of autism cases

Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. — A team of researchers from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York found a genetic analysis that supports prediction that about half of autism cases involve spontaneous rare mutations in genes— rather than several common mutations that, collectively, inflict devastating effects to an individual, as commonly believed by many. […]

Study says autism may be masked by ADHD in some children

Boston — A study conducted by researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital shows that an early diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) might be causing clinicians to overlook autism in young children. In a research recently published online, the researchers scanned data from the National Survey of Children’s Health involving 1,500 children who were […]

Press Release – Tute Genomics and Genatak Partner to Make Big Data Genomics Accessible to Clinical Labs Throughout Middle East

PROVO, Utah and JABRIYA, Kuwait, Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Tute Genomics, a leader in clinical sequencing informatics and genomic interpretation technology, today announced a commercial partnership with Genatak, a leading center for genomic medicine in the Middle East. Genatak recently deployed Tute Genomics’ cloud-based platform to advance and scale the center’s genetic diagnostic service, and […]

Researchers say breastfed babies in risk of autism more likely to be sociable

Dresden, Germany — A research claims that babies who were found to have gene mutations linked to autism are likely to become sociable despite the fact that the developmental disorder is inclined to cause children to be socially challenged. The study, which was recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, […]

Autism Research: 17 September, 2015 Week in Review

Autism masked by ADHD in young children, study reveals A new study conducted by pediatrician Dr. Amir Miodovnik and his team has found that symptoms of the condition ADHD might be overshadowing or masking autism spectrum disorders in very young kids. A staggering 81% children were first diagnosed with ADHD and later with autism, after […]