Children Born To Mothers With Lupus Have Twice The Risk Of Autism. John Ericson, Medical Daily, October 27, 2013: Children born to women with lupus may be at higher risk of developing autism, according to a new study.
Autistic Children Can Outgrow Difficulty Understanding Visual Cues and Sounds. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, August 28, 2013: Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children appear to outgrow a critical social communication disability.
Autism Research: The Week in Review. Dr. Rachita Narsaria, Autism Daily Newscast, July 28, 2013: A 30-year long study conducted by the Republic of Seychelles reported that there was no link between autism-like disorders and prenatal exposure to mercury...
A Blood Test to Detect Autism? Todd Ackermann, Chron, July 26, 2013: Scientists are researching a blood test that may detect autism in very young children, a needed tool in the effort to diagnose the neurological disorder as early as possible.
BC Centre for Disease Control Report Points to Damaging Health Effects from Wireless Devices. Press Release, Citizens for Safe Technology, July 18, 2013: Based upon recent findings, the BC CDC recommends that males keep cell phones away from the groin area and limit mobile phone use ...
Whole Genome Sequencing Promises Improved Autism Genetics Research. Richard Fadok, Bio News, July 15, 2013: Whole genome sequencing suggests that around half of all people with autism may be carriers of genes already associated with the condition.
Researchers Close-in on Faster Way to Diagnose Disorder. Kim Pemberton, Vancouver Sun, July 12, 2013: A Canadian-led research team has identified several more genetic mutations that appear to be linked to autism spectrum disorder.
U of T-led Study Cracks Universal RNA Code, Suggests A New Cause for Autism. Press Release, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Health Canal, July 10, 2013: An international team led by University of Toronto scientists Timothy Hughes and Quaid Morris has unraveled most of a code that controls how DNA becomes the proteins that make up cells, a process called gene expression and, in the process, uncovered a possible cause of autism.
Research Discovers Link Between Epilepsy and Autism. Press Release, University of Bath, May 16, 2013: Our researchers have found a previously undiscovered link between epileptic seizures and the signs of autism in adults.
New Study May Lead to Earlier Autism Diagnosis. Ellice Campbell, examiner.com, March 23, 2013: According to research supported by the National Institutes of Health and funded by the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), at 7 months of age, children who are later diagnosed with autism take a split second longer to shift their gaze during a task measuring eye movements and visual attention than do typically developing infants of the same age.
The Autism Project: In Search of Autism. Tanya Talaga, thestar.com, November 11, 2012: Shenzhen, China—In this industry-driven, slick, modern city, the most ambitious scientific study to date on the genetic causes of autism is underway.
Study Examines Role of Genetics in Autism. Mark Roth, Post-Gazette.com, October 15, 2012: In families that have children with autism, nearly half the risk of getting the brain disorder comes from inheriting an accumulation of common genetic variations from the parents, a new study shows.
Research Shows Links between Children with Autism and Gastro-intestinal Issues. Caley Ramsay, Global News Edmonton, September 6, 2012: Most people think of autism as a mental or behavioural disorder. However, many parents say the condition comes with medical issues, as well.
Brain Scans Detect Signs of Autism in Infants as Young as Six Months. Janice Wood, Psych Central, June 28, 2012: A new study reveals that abnormal brain development may be detected in infants as young as 6 months old, long before they begin showing any symptoms of autism.
Antioxidant Shows Promise as Treatment for Certain Features of Autism, Study Finds. Erin Digitale, Stanford School of Medicine, May 29, 2012: A specific antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for some features of autism, according to a pilot trial from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital that involved 31 children with the disorder.
Autism Gender Bias Clue Found. CBC News, April 12, 2012: Autism researchers are a little closer to solving the mystery of why autism is four times more common among males than females.
Obese Women More Likely to Have Children with Autism: Study. Sharon Kirkey, The Gazette, April 10, 2012. Women who are obese during their pregnancies are significantly more likely to have a child with autism than healthy-weight mothers, according to the latest research into the sobering risks of obesity in pregnancy.
What to Make of the New Autism Numbers. Judith Warner, Time:Ideas, April 9, 2012: The latest statistics on autism prevalence are scary: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disorder now affects, with varying degrees of severity, one in 88 children, and one in 54 boys.
Autism may be Linked to Obesity During Pregnancy. CTV.ca, April 9, 2012: A newly released study of the possible links between a mother's condition during pregnancy and the chance her baby will suffer a developmental disorder comes to a provocative conclusion: obese moms may have a greater chance of delivering a baby with autism.
Mutations in 3 Genes Linked to Autism Spectrum DIsorder. Mount Sinai Medical Centre, newswise, April 2, 2012: Mutations in three new genes have been linked to autism, according to new studies including one with investigators at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
X-Chromosome Deletion Identified in Males with Autism. Pam Harrison, November 21, 2011: A novel heritable deletion of exon 2 of the TMLHE (trimethyllysine hydroxylase epsilon) gene on the X chromosome has been identified in a number of males with autism, according to results from a comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) multicenter study.