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 […]

Autism Research: September 21, 2013 week in review

 Hyperbaric oxygen therapy centre for autism given red signal by FDA In a report released on 22.8.2013, the Food and Drug Administraion of USA has given the thumbs down to a hyperbaric oxygen therapy centre for treating people diagnosed with autism. In a bid to increase awareness of futility of numerous alternative therapies in the […]

Brain Study May Shed Light on Autism, Schizophrenia, and other Disorders

Scientists know that disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and intellectual disability are the result of differences in the brain. New findings on how the brain is organized during early childhood could be a factor in these disorders, and offer scientists a platform for future research. A newborn baby’s brain is not very organized. There […]

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 subtle changes in the way the brain processes information, and children with the genetic variant would benefit from early […]