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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.

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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).

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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.

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6-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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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
Newswise: $9.5 million aimed at detecting autism earlier in childhood

Article ID: 713615

$9.5 million aimed at detecting autism earlier in childhood

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are leading a multicenter team conducting research to evaluate whether brain imaging might help reveal risk for autism spectrum disorder in early infancy. Previous research suggests such imaging in high-risk children can predict problems in kids as young as 6 months old.

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29-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713401

Physical Activity Research Highlights from 2019 ACSM Annual Meeting

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for new health and fitness story ideas related to physical activity and chronic diseases, here is a selection of research that will be presented at ACSM's Annual Meeting beginning May 28 in Orlando, Florida. Contact Lisa Ramage to learn more about these topics or interview the ACSM researchers.

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23-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Targeting Key Gene Could Help Lead to Down Syndrome Treatment

Article ID: 712880

Targeting Key Gene Could Help Lead to Down Syndrome Treatment

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Targeting a key gene before birth could someday help lead to a treatment for Down syndrome by reversing abnormal embryonic brain development and improving cognitive function after birth, according to a Rutgers-led study.

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23-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713387

How a zebrafish could help solve the mysteries of genetic brain disease

Ohio State University

A close look at the rapidly developing zebrafish embryo is helping neuroscientists better understand the potential underpinnings of brain disorders, including autism and schizophrenia. The new study, published online this month in the journal eNeuro, points to a “clustering” of cellular interactions in the brain that may disrupt normal development and brain health.

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23-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: A super tool helps kids with autism improve socialization skills

Article ID: 713267

A super tool helps kids with autism improve socialization skills

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A team of NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University Medical School has found that children with autism improved measurably on a test of socialization and learning when their therapy included an at-home intervention with Google Glass. The smart system of eye wear and mobile-phone-based games helped the children with autism understand emotions conveyed in facial expressions.

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21-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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