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Newswise: Unusual Eating Behaviors May Be a New Diagnostic Indicator for Autism

Article ID: 715591

Unusual Eating Behaviors May Be a New Diagnostic Indicator for Autism

Penn State College of Medicine

Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine.

Released:
10-Jul-2019 4:45 PM EDT
Newswise: The Neuroscience of Autism: New Clues to the Condition's Beginnings
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    2-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 715098

The Neuroscience of Autism: New Clues to the Condition's Beginnings

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine scientists unveiled how a particular gene helps organize the scaffolding of brain cells called radial progenitors necessary for the orderly formation of the brain. Previous studies have shown that this gene is mutated in people with autism.

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27-Jun-2019 6:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

Article ID: 714628

Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

University of Vermont

In a new study, researchers demonstrate that assessment tools capturing implicit signs of word knowledge among those with severe autism can be more accurate than traditional assessments of vocabulary, pointing the way toward better inventions and potentially spurring much needed new research.

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19-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714510

Parental Support Is Key When Autistic Adolescents Want to Learn to Drive

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Autistic adolescents need the support of their parents or guardians to prioritize independence so that they are prepared for learning to drive, according to a study of specialized driving instructors who have worked specifically with young autistic drivers.

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18-Jun-2019 9:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714276

Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released:
12-Jun-2019 9:50 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    12-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714160

Mouse study finds BPA exposure has transgenerational effects on gene linked to autism

Endocrine Society

Transgenerational bisphenol A (BPA) exposure may contribute to autism, according to a mouse study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology.

Released:
10-Jun-2019 11:50 AM EDT

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Article ID: 714092

Autism linked to less empathy in general population -- but that may not be a bad thing

University of Bath

Researchers have conclusively shown that people with autistic traits show less empathy and reduced understanding of other people's feelings in a new study out today from the University of Bath and King's College London (1000 BST Friday 7 June 2019).

Released:
7-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 714024

Harvard Medical School Announces 2019 Media Fellowships

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School’s Media Fellowship program, now entering its 22nd year, is accepting applications for Fall 2019.

Released:
6-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Education

Article ID: 713930

Mount Sinai Scientist Awarded $8 Million for Visionary Research on Environmental Influences on Health and Disease

Mount Sinai Health System

A theory that proposes the existence of a dynamic interface between the environment and human physiology over someone’s lifetime has earned a leading Mount Sinai researcher the prestigious Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Manish Arora, PhD, will receive a total of $8 million over eight years to complete research into his theory, known as the Biodynamic Interface.

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4-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713736

Classification System Based on Co-Occurring Conditions May Provide Insight Into Autism

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

According to research published today in Autism Research, creating a classification system for ASD based on co-occurring conditions could provide useful insights into the underlying mechanics of ASD and these conditions.

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31-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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