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The dynamic nature of preschool autism
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The dynamic nature of preschool autism

Autism currently remains a diagnosis based exclusively on observed behaviours and analysis of developmental history. Although various early diagnostic markers have been put forward as potential candidates to make the diagnostic process more objective and onwar...
Tadpoles help San Diego researchers get insight into autism
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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 ...
Occupational Therapy using Sensory Integration can improve daily life for Autistic Children
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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...
Duplication of federal funding for autism research more than 1 billion dollars
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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 Research: November 29, 2013 Week in Review
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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...
Autism Research: 25th September, 2015 Week in Review
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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...
Study says spontaneous rare mutations in genes responsible for half of autism cases
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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 mu...
Study says autism may be masked by ADHD in some children
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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 o...
Emma Murphy from Manchester, Co-founder of FACSA ( Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome Association)
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Emma Murphy from Manchester, Co-founder of FACSA ( Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome Association)

Emma Murphy from Manchester UK, co-founded FACSA ( Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome Association) in November this year with Janet Williams. This is a support group for families affected by FACS. Both women have children who are affected by Fetal Anti Convuls...