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Sesame Street’s Julia Brings Autism Awareness to Life, According to Virginia Tech Expert

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How Prenatal Maternal Infections May Affect Genetic Factors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, University of Cyprus and Stanford University map the complex biological cascade caused by MIA: the expression of multiple genes involved in autism are turned up or down by MIA, affecting key aspects of prenatal brain development that may increase risk for atypical development later in life.

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Researchers Gain Insight Into Day-to-Day Lives of Parents Raising Children with Autism

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A new study by Waisman Center researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison looks at the daily experiences of the parents of children with autism spectrum disorder to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.

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A Blood Test for Autism

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An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study.

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Grandma Knows Best: New Research Explains How Family Members Can Impact an Autism Diagnosis

Frequent interactions with grandparents, especially grandmothers, lowered the age of autism diagnosis by as much as five months in children

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The Genes and Neural Circuits Behind Autism’s Impaired Sociability

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Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have gained new insight into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribute to impaired sociability in some forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Researchers Create Model of Anorexia Nervosa Using Stem Cells

An international research team, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first cellular model of anorexia nervosa (AN), reprogramming induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from adolescent females with the eating disorder.

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White House Funds Songbird Study to Unlock Mystery of Vocal Learning

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A young songbird sings an intricate melody from its caged perch, trying to echo the mating song heard so many times from his father.







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