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 […]

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 […]

UCLA researchers map autism genes by function

November 2013 has been an enormous month for developments in autism research, mostly the identification and mapping of the group of genes that are involved in the onset of autism and ASDs. Dr Daniel Geschwind headed up a group of neuroscientists researchers at the UCLA have mapped the cells by function and pin pointed the […]

Scientists isolate cell type in brain most affected by autism gene mutations

Leading cell biologists in UC San Francisco have identified a specific cell type in a particular part of the brain at a cruicial time in brain development can be a factor in autism development. The research published in the Cell journal on November 21 marks a significant turning point in autism research, especially that of […]

New Pennsylvania program addresses adult care for autism

News in Brief – Pennsylvania Professor Edward Brodkin from the Pennsylvania Behavioural health adult autism program is to address the issue and impact of care for autism adults as they age. There is an issue world wide with how current infrastructures deal with an ageing generation who have a diagnosis of autism and require community services […]

Researchers to focus on adults with autism study

San Diego — Researchers from the San Diego State University (SDSU) will be conducting a study intended to observe and follow adults with autism aged 45 to 65 years old. SDSU Neuroscientist Ruth Carper and SDSU Psychology Professor Ralph-Axel Müller decided to fill in the seemingly increasing lack of study on adults dealing with autism […]

$75 million autism center to open in Jerusalem

$75 million autism center to open in Jerusalem – Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center plan to host Mideast region’s first interdisciplinary university-based autism center. By Abigail Klein Leichman       As cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continue to increase around the world, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Hadassah Medical Center  plan to establish […]

Autism Research: August 14, 2015 Week in Review

Scientists discover ‘molecular switch’ of genes causing autism In an effort to pin point where exactly it all begins, scientists have identified a so called ‘molecular switch’ to the thousand or more genes that have been associated with autism. Of these genes, which are the ones that are directly responsible for autism remains to be […]