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Newswise: Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devasting genetic disorder

Helping the world understand, detect and treat a devasting genetic disorder

UC Davis MIND Institute

Fragile X syndrome is a debilitating genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects people worldwide, but many doctors don’t know anything about it, let alone have the resources to properly diagnose or treat it.

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23-Jan-2020 1:55 PM EST
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Healing and Hope: Treating Fragile X in Serbia

UC Davis MIND Institute

Doctors and scientists — experts in the rare and severely disabling fragile X syndrome — had arrived from the United States, including six from the UC Davis MIND Institute. They came to offer the families useful information and maybe open doors to desperately needed help in a region of the world that, until fairly recently, hardly recognized fragile X syndrome, let alone knew how to diagnose or treat it.

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23-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
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Largest Autism Sequencing Study to Date Identifies 102 Genes Associated With the Condition

Mount Sinai Health System

In the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to date, researchers have identified 102 genes associated with risk for autism. The study also shows significant progress towards teasing apart the genes associated with ASD from those associated with intellectual disability and developmental delay, conditions which often overlap.

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16-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Enlarged amygdala involved in psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism

Enlarged amygdala involved in psychiatric challenges in young girls with autism

UC Davis MIND Institute

behavioral problems than similar age boys with ASD. These challenges are associated with a larger amygdala, a UC Davis Health study has found. The amygdala is a key part of the brain that helps regulate emotions and detects threats.

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21-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST
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A Calming Space

Children's of Alabama

Children’s of Alabama pathway designed for patients with sensory sensitivities has been equally impactful on families, providers

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16-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST
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Higher rates of post-natal depression among autistic mothers

University of Cambridge

Autistic mothers are more likely to report post-natal depression compared to non-autistic mothers, according to a new study of mothers of autistic children carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

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13-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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One-Fourth of Children with Autism Are Undiagnosed

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

One-fourth of children under age 8 with autism spectrum disorder — most of them black or Hispanic — are not being diagnosed, which is critical for improving quality of life.

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9-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST
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Families of Children With Autism Face Physical, Mental and Social Burdens

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and even accused of child abuse, according to a Rutgers study.

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5-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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3-Jan-2020 12:30 PM EST
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