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Autism Research: May 30, 2014 Week in Review
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Autism Research: May 30, 2014 Week in Review

Researchers develop ‘genetic formula’ to improve autism screening In a study published in the prestigious Nature genetics, researcher Mohammed Uddin and his team have discussed about a technology that they have developed. The team identified 4000 exons an...
Here’s a brainwave – magnetic pulses could treat autism
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Here’s a brainwave – magnetic pulses could treat autism

By Peter Enticott, Deakin University Around 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the US Centres for Disease Control – an extraordinarily high number. Although the prevalence rise is probably due mainly to changes in how we diag...
Apraxia – This speech disorder often overlaps with autism
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Apraxia – This speech disorder often overlaps with autism

Some children with autism should undergo ongoing screenings for , a rare neurological speech disorder, because the two conditions often go hand-in-hand. Over the course of a three-year study, 64 percent of children initially diagnosed with autism were found...
Parasitic Intestinal Worms Used as Treatment Therapy for Autistic Adults
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Parasitic Intestinal Worms Used as Treatment Therapy for Autistic Adults

Dr Eric Hollander - Director of the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program at Montefiore Medical Centre in New York City has recently conduct two studies involving worms and hot baths for the autism therapy. The Whipworm study involved 10 adu...
Fragile X: a closer-look at the autism-like syndrome – w/video
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Fragile X: a closer-look at the autism-like syndrome – w/video

DENVER --- Fragile X syndrome is a learning disability not widely known by many, but it is estimated that about one in 4,000 women and one in 8,000 men are currently affected by this condition. Patients affected by Fragile X syndrome display behavioral mani...
Changes in the brain precede conditions such as autism and Schizophrenia
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Changes in the brain precede conditions such as autism and Schizophrenia

A new study has found that children with specific genetic variants could be susceptible  to multiple psychiatric impairments where early intervention therapies could be beneficial. These conditions such as autism, dyslexia and schizophrenia are heralded by ...