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Released: 28-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Hormones, Anxiety, Video Games, and DNA: Autism Research and Experts Available
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Hormones, Anxiety, Video Games, and DNA: Autism Research and Experts Available Recent articles and Expert Profiles on Autism for media covering Autism Awareness Month in April

   
Released: 28-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Student-Athletes with Self-Reported Autism Spectrum Disorder are More Likely to Score Low on Common Concussion Test, Raising the Need for Autism-Specific Comparison Data
Saint Joseph's University

Study sheds light on a medical accessibility issue, the need for alternative or modified concussion assessment norms and the need for baseline testing.

Newswise: Researcher Seeks to Improve Motor and Cognitive Function in Children with Autism
Released: 28-Mar-2024 12:15 PM EDT
Researcher Seeks to Improve Motor and Cognitive Function in Children with Autism
New York Institute of Technology, New York Tech

Ongoing research projects by a New York Institute of Technology occupational therapist aim to improve quality of life through exercise and physical activity.

   
Released: 27-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Study of Different Autism Types Finds Shared Mechanism That May Respond to Drugs
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Health researchers detect similar disruptions in the neural development of genetic and unexplained autism.

Newswise: Pandemic Education Disruptions Likely Had Little Impact on Anxiety Levels of Autistic Teenagers
Released: 27-Mar-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Pandemic Education Disruptions Likely Had Little Impact on Anxiety Levels of Autistic Teenagers
Southern Methodist University

Study finds autistic teens' anxiety levels remained consistent amid COVID-19 disruptions to education, whether in-person, remote or homeschooled.

   
Released: 18-Mar-2024 1:00 PM EDT
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Launches Neuro-Inclusive Oncology Care and Empowerment Program
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute launched the Neuro-Inclusive Oncology Care and Empowerment Program, a psychosocial oncology program that is specialized for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD).

Newswise: New study uncovers novel receptor function in Fragile X syndrome
Released: 5-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EST
New study uncovers novel receptor function in Fragile X syndrome
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Fragile X syndrome is one of the most commonly inherited forms of autism and intellectual disability, and no treatment currently exists. But a team of University of Illinois researchers has discovered a novel receptor function that may be used in a therapeutic approach to treatment.

   
Newswise: Pediatric Neurologist Honored With Prestigious Research Award
Released: 4-Mar-2024 10:05 AM EST
Pediatric Neurologist Honored With Prestigious Research Award
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) neurologist Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD, has been named the 2024 recipient of the prestigious Martha Bridge Denckla Award from the Child Neurology Society. This award—named after a physician who pioneered the field of developmental cognitive neurology—honors physician-scientists of international standing who conduct research and clinical care focused on neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral disorders.

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Released: 1-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EST
Children with autism benefit from use of video games
University of Delaware

A University of Delaware lab is now pioneering the use of video games – specifically Nintendo Switch's Ring Fit – as an intervention to enhance movement and motor skills for children with autism. The research further demonstrates the positive impact of exercise-based games on cognition and social interactions.

25-Feb-2024 8:00 PM EST
Similar Genetic Elements Underlie Vocal Learning in Bats, Whales, and Seals
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

In a paper in the prestigious journal Science to appear on Feb. 29, 2024, a multi-institutional team led by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and University of California at Berkeley found parts of the genome, both within genes and outside of them, that evolved and are associated with vocal learning across mammals. These elements have been linked to autism in humans.

Released: 28-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
Uncovering the connections between autism, sensory hypersensitivity
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Supported by a $2 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Auerbach Lab at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology will examine how different genes associated with autism spectrum disorders may similarly impact our brain’s neurons, resulting in heightened sensitivity to sounds.

   
Newswise: ‘Gene of Prejudice’ Demystifies Autism
Released: 28-Feb-2024 4:00 PM EST
‘Gene of Prejudice’ Demystifies Autism
University of California San Diego

Individuals with Williams syndrome have a gregarious “cocktail party” personality, while those with the opposite genetic alteration, in contrast, tend to have autistic traits and are prone to struggle socially. Research from UC San Diego sheds new light on the gene responsible.

Newswise: Social Intervention Programs at Canisius' Institute for Autism Research Show Long-Term Positive Outcomes for Autistic Youth
Released: 26-Feb-2024 9:15 AM EST
Social Intervention Programs at Canisius' Institute for Autism Research Show Long-Term Positive Outcomes for Autistic Youth
Canisius University

Results of a long-term outcome study found the innovative school social intervention (schoolMAX) and summer social intervention (summerMAX) created by the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius University yielded sustained, comparable, and positive longer-term outcomes for autistic youth (without intellectual disability).

Newswise: UTHealth Houston named first-ever SCN2A Multidisciplinary Center by FamilieSCN2A Foundation
Released: 23-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
UTHealth Houston named first-ever SCN2A Multidisciplinary Center by FamilieSCN2A Foundation
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

In recognition of its expertise in treating SCN2A-related neurological disorders, UTHealth Houston has been designated as the first SCN2A Multidisciplinary Center by the FamilieSCN2A Foundation, the largest global advocacy organization for the group of disorders.

Newswise: 'Invaluable' program gives respite to parents of children with special needs
Released: 23-Feb-2024 1:05 PM EST
'Invaluable' program gives respite to parents of children with special needs
University of Rhode Island

The program, organized by URI College of Nursing Professor Chris McGrane, provides respite care for parents of children with special needs, at no cost to them. For four hours every Saturday afternoon, McGrane and her team of URI students, take care of children with special needs, giving parents a chance to take a break from the sometimes daunting responsibilities of care.

Released: 22-Feb-2024 7:05 PM EST
Empowering autistic teens: New clinician advice for navigating chronic pain
Newswise Review

When you’re an autistic teenager living with chronic pain, getting treatment for your pain can be a challenging experience.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Long COVID can happen to anyone. Keep up with the latest research on Long COVID on Newswise
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Stay informed! These are the latest research articles on "Long COVID" from the Coronavirus News Source on Newswise.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Life doesn't stop at age 65. Get the latest on seniors and healthy aging in the Seniors channel
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Below are some of the latest research and features on this growing population of older adults in the Seniors channel on Newswise.

Released: 12-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Number of at-risk youth with intellectual disability and autism in the U.S. foster care system is growing
Drexel University

Youth with foster care involvement have an increased risk for mental health diagnoses, trauma and worse outcomes in adulthood than their peers

Released: 12-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST
Bar-Ilan University study reveals microbiome changes linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bar-Ilan University

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by decreased social communication and repetitive behaviors, has long intrigued scientists seeking to unravel its underlying mechanisms.

   
Released: 8-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Patterns of brain connectivity differ between pre-term and term babies
King's College London

A new King’s College London scanning study of 390 babies has shown distinct patterns between term and pre-term babies in the moment-to-moment activity and connectivity of brain networks.

Released: 30-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Our winter of discontent: Get the latest news on the flu in the Influenza channel
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The latest research and expertise on the flue can be found in the Influenza channel on Newswise.

Newswise: MU study shows blood pressure drug can reduce anxiety for people with autism
Released: 23-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
MU study shows blood pressure drug can reduce anxiety for people with autism
University of Missouri, Columbia

A new study at the University of Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment found that propranolol, a medication that treats high blood pressure, can also help lower anxiety for kids and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Released: 9-Jan-2024 8:05 AM EST
Putting your toddler in front of the TV? You might hurt their ability to process the world around them, new data suggests
Drexel University

Babies and toddlers exposed to television or video viewing may be more likely to exhibit atypical sensory behaviors, such as being disengaged and disinterested in activities, seeking more intense stimulation in an environment, or being overwhelmed by sensations like loud sounds or bright lights, according to data from researchers at Drexel’s College of Medicine published today in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Released: 4-Jan-2024 2:00 PM EST
Starting a family with the help of science: The latest research in Fertility
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Find the latest research and features on fertility in the Fertility News Source on Newswise.

       
Newswise: Enlarged Spaces in Infant Brains Linked to Higher Risk of Autism, Sleep Problems
Released: 2-Jan-2024 9:30 AM EST
Enlarged Spaces in Infant Brains Linked to Higher Risk of Autism, Sleep Problems
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Researchers in the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry have found that enlarged perivascular spaces in the brains of babies, caused by an accumulation of excess cerebrospinal fluid, have a 2.2 times greater chance of developing autism later in life.

Released: 26-Dec-2023 8:50 AM EST
Penn Medicine researchers uncover unexpected molecular pattern in Fragile X Syndrome
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers have found new disrupted genes and an unexpected molecular pattern—dubbed BREACHes—related to Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), a genetic disorder estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to impact about 1 in 7,000 males about 1 in 11,000 females.

Released: 20-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Working with Big Data requires a lot of power! The latest research and features on Supercomputing
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With the rise in machine learning applications and artificial intelligence, it's no wonder that more and more scientists and researchers are turning to supercomputers. Supercomputers are commonly used for making predictions with advanced modeling and simulations. This can be applied to climate research, weather forecasting, genomic sequencing, space exploration, aviation engineering and more.

       
Newswise: Stem cell technology developed at UW–Madison leads to new understanding of Autism risks
Released: 20-Dec-2023 12:05 PM EST
Stem cell technology developed at UW–Madison leads to new understanding of Autism risks
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Technology developed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison to grow “rosettes” of brain and spinal tissue gives scientists new ways to study the growing human brain, including a recent study of how genetic mutations linked to autism affect early stages of human brain development.It’s the latest discovery using RosetteArray technology, a screening tool that uses stem cells to generate embryonic forebrain or spinal cord tissue structures called neural rosettes.

Released: 18-Dec-2023 9:30 AM EST
Pancreatic replacement therapy improves maladaptive behavior in preschool children with autism, according to research
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The use of high-protease pancreatic replacement therapy demonstrated improvement in maladaptive behaviors, such as irritability, in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to research conducted at 32 clinical sites, including UTHealth Houston.

Released: 13-Dec-2023 4:05 PM EST
Can telehealth assessments identify infants more likely to be on the autism spectrum?
UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis researchers are recruiting infants ages 6-12 months for a new national telehealth study aimed at understanding which developmental delays could indicate autism or other conditions.

Released: 13-Dec-2023 8:00 AM EST
Adults With Cognitive Disabilities Are More Likely to Have Worse Experiences With Health Care System
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Rutgers Institute for Health researcher Elizabeth Stone published new research finding that people with cognitive disabilities are less satisfied with their health care than those in the general population.

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Released: 12-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
ECHO Discovery: Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure and Risk of Autism
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Join Dr. Akhgar Ghassabian's ECHO Discovery presentation on December 13 at 1 p.m. for insights into emerging evidence linking environmental chemical exposure to autism.

   
Newswise: AI screens for autism in the blink of an eye
Released: 12-Dec-2023 1:05 AM EST
AI screens for autism in the blink of an eye
University of South Australia

With a single flash of light to the eye, artificial intelligence (AI) could deliver a faster and more accurate way to diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, according to new research from the University of South Australia and Flinders University.

Newswise: We need to talk about social chatbots and their impact on neurodiverse people
Released: 10-Dec-2023 9:05 PM EST
We need to talk about social chatbots and their impact on neurodiverse people
University of South Australia

Australian researchers have flagged potential concerns over the use of social chatbots, calling for more studies into the impact of the AI software on neurodiverse people and those who find human interaction difficult.

Newswise: Researchers identify altered functional brain connectivity in autism subtypes
Released: 6-Dec-2023 7:05 AM EST
Researchers identify altered functional brain connectivity in autism subtypes
Elsevier

What happens in the brain to cause many neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), remains a mystery.

Newswise: Researchers identify altered functional brain connectivity in autism subtypes
Released: 5-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
Researchers identify altered functional brain connectivity in autism subtypes
Elsevier

What happens in the brain to cause many neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), remains a mystery. A major limitation for researchers is the lack of biomarkers, or objective biological outputs, for these disorders, and in the case of ASD, for specific subtypes of disease.

Newswise: FAU Names Palm Health Foundation Computational Brain Health Graduate Fellows
Released: 30-Nov-2023 8:30 AM EST
FAU Names Palm Health Foundation Computational Brain Health Graduate Fellows
Florida Atlantic University

Five FAU Ph.D. students, whose work embraces computational neuroscience, have been selected to receive the fellowships.

Newswise: Autism-associated gene alters brain cell identity
Released: 22-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
Autism-associated gene alters brain cell identity
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A gene previously linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers appears to play an important role in steering cells in the brain’s hippocampus toward their ultimate identities, the same team reported in a new study.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST
Unraveling autism spectrum disorder mechanisms through rigid-autonomous phase sequences
Chuo University

Researchers pave the way for innovative treatments for autism spectrum disorders by building on Hebb’s theory of the mind.

Newswise: Low-Quality Studies on Early Interventions for Autism Dominate the Field, Researchers Say
Released: 20-Nov-2023 3:05 PM EST
Low-Quality Studies on Early Interventions for Autism Dominate the Field, Researchers Say
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new meta-analysis led by Micheal Sandbank, PhD, an assistant professor at the UNC School of Medicine, reveals a crucial need for more high-quality early intervention studies to help clinicians understand how to better support children diagnosed with the condition.

17-Nov-2023 12:05 AM EST
More than £215 extra-a-month to raise a child with autism
Loughborough University

The first study into raising a child on the autism spectrum using the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) approach, has found that families and carers face costs of more than £2,650 each year – to cover everyday essentials that meet their children’s needs.

Released: 16-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Researchers Use AI To Predict Challenging Behaviors Common in Profound Autism
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Using artificial intelligence tools to analyze years of biomedical data, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered a possible connection between sleep, gastrointestinal health, and two potentially harmful behaviors often associated with profound autism: self-injury and aggression. Their study is published in the Journal of Personalized Medicine.

Newswise: Autism and epilepsy: Dr. Colin Reilly and Dr. Stéphane Auvin
Released: 16-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EST
Autism and epilepsy: Dr. Colin Reilly and Dr. Stéphane Auvin
International League Against Epilepsy

Compared with the general population, epilepsy is more common in people with autism—and autism is more common in people with epilepsy. How can autism affect the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, and vice versa? Joy Mazur spoke to Dr. Colin Reilly and Dr. Stéphane Auvin.

Released: 4-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Is Expanding Services for Students With ADHD and Autism
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers University has received a grant from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) – which, coupled with strategic funds from the Office of the Chancellor at the New Brunswick campus – will make it possible to bolster assessment and treatment services for Rutgers students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism at a fraction of the typical cost.

Released: 2-Oct-2023 9:05 AM EDT
A Quarter of Teens with Autism Go Undiagnosed, Rutgers Researchers Find
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Analysis of records from four New Jersey counties provides crucial data on the condition in 16-year-olds.



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