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    13-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 705380

Researchers uncover molecular mechanisms linked to autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Two studies have linked DNA changes to their molecular effects in the brain, revealing new mechanisms for psychiatric diseases. The findings provide a roadmap for developing a new generation of therapies for conditions like autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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12-Dec-2018 6:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 704991

SJU Unveils Autism Break Room to Support Sports Fans with Autism

Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph’s University is one of the first higher education institutions to offer an Autism Break Room in an NCAA Division I athletic arena

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12-Dec-2018 12:45 PM EST

Education

Article ID: 705274

Autism, ADHD and their risks for siblings

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Meghan Miller of the UC Davis MIND Institute talks about her paper, published in JAMA Pediatrics, about the risk of younger siblings of children with autism or ADHD for either or both disorders.

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11-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST
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    10-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704809

Siblings of children with autism or ADHD are at elevated risk for both disorders

UC Davis MIND Institute

Later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at elevated risk for both disorders, a new study led by Meghan Miller, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and at the UC Davis MIND Institute, has concluded. The findings appear today in JAMA Pediatrics.

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6-Dec-2018 3:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 705145

Does having autism make you more vulnerable to cyber phishing attacks?

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB study suggests individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may not be more prone to cyber phishing attacks compared to those without the disorder.

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7-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 704389

Brain Responses to Language in Toddlers with Autism Linked to Altered Gene Expression

University of California San Diego Health

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Cyprus and University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have identified a previously unknown, large-scale association between molecular gene expression activity in blood leukocyte cells and altered neural responses to speech in toddlers with autism as measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging.

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26-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
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    16-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703899

When Your Brain Won’t Hang Up: Sustained Connections Associated with Symptoms of Autism

University of Utah Health

For decades, scientists have examined how regions of the brain communicate to understand autism. Researchers at University of Utah Health believe the symptoms of autism may result from sustained connections between regions of the brain.

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13-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703915

When Boy Fish Build Castles to Impress Girls, Boy Genes ‘Turn On’ and ‘Tune In’

Georgia Institute of Technology

What if we could observe genes firing off signals to cause some behaviors? We're getting closer. Researchers were able to directly match gene regulation with ritual mating behavior in fish. Their research field may also give some insight into autism spectrum disorder.

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13-Nov-2018 4:20 PM EST

Article ID: 703676

Innovative School Treatment Found Highly-Effective For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Canisius College

In one of the largest school-based clinical trials of its kind, researchers at the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College found an innovative, comprehensive school treatment (schoolMAX) yields significant improvements for elementary-school children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

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8-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    5-Nov-2018 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703338

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Universite de Montreal

Improved communication skills may be linked to increased connectivity between auditory and motor regions of the brain, researchers at Université de Montreal and McGill University find.

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2-Nov-2018 4:30 PM EDT

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