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Article ID: 719118

Brain Imaging Shows How Minimally Verbal and Nonverbal Children with Autism Have Slower Response to Sounds

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)used state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques to determine how nonverbal or minimally verbal children who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) processes auditory stimuli, which could have important diagnostic and prognostic implications across the autism spectrum.

18-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718828

Poor Motor Skills Predict Long-Term Language Impairments For Children with Autism, Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Fine motor skills – used for eating, writing and buttoning clothing – may be a strong predictor for identifying whether children with autism are at risk for long-term language disabilities, according to a Rutgers-led study.

11-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 718468

Autism Study Stresses Importance of Communicating with All Infants

University of Texas at Dallas

A new study from a UT Dallas assistant professor affiliated with the Infant Brain Imaging Study network that included infants later diagnosed with autism suggests that all children benefit from exposure to rich speech environments from their caregivers.

4-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718158

Autism rates increasing fastest among black and Hispanic children, new study shows

University of Colorado Boulder

Autism rates among black and Hispanic youth are not only catching up to those of whites, which have historically been higher, but surpassing them, according to a new study by researchers from University of Colorado Boulder and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

28-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 718049

Gene Linked to Autism Undergoes Changes in Men’s Sperm After Pot Use

Duke Health

A specific gene associated with autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana, according to new research from Duke Health. The gene change occurs through a process called DNA methylation, and it could potentially be passed along to offspring.

27-Aug-2019 10:45 AM EDT
Newswise: Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies
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    26-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717923

Stable home lives improve prospects for preemies

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that as premature babies grow, their mental health may be related less to medical challenges they face after birth than to the environment the babies enter once they leave the newborn intensive care unit.

23-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717820

'Key player' identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions

Cardiff University

Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism.

21-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    21-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717685

Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry

Universite de Montreal

If the current trend in diagnostic practices holds, the definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful, a Canadian research team finds.

19-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: UVA Leads Major Effort to Understand Autism Differences in Boys, Girls

Article ID: 717370

UVA Leads Major Effort to Understand Autism Differences in Boys, Girls

University of Virginia Health System

A pioneering autism researcher is spearheading an ambitious effort to understand how autism-spectrum disorders differ in boys and girls as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Autism Centers of Excellence Program.

13-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 717351

Back-to-School Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Back-to-School Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

12-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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