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Newswise: Microglia, cells thought restricted to central nervous system, are redefined in new study

Article ID: 710812

Microglia, cells thought restricted to central nervous system, are redefined in new study

University of Notre Dame

Scientists at the University of Notre Dame discovered microglia actually squeeze through the spinal boundary, crossing into the peripheral nervous system in response to injury.

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4-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710774

DOD Funds Evaluation of Behavioral Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Department of Defense is providing $7 million to better understand how much and which components of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are the most effective for young children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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4-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: International expert in autism to head MMI's integrated autism center

Article ID: 709855

International expert in autism to head MMI's integrated autism center

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Courtney Burnette, Ph.D., an international expert in the diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders and the early identification of young children at risk for this diagnosis, has been named the director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD).

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2-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 710526

Working to employ young adults with autism

Michigan State University

When Anthony Capriglione was at Michigan State University he had a difficult time adjusting to the new environment, working in groups and communicating with peers and teachers due to autism spectrum disorder. Consequently, he believed finding and holding a job in his major, computer science, would be very challenging. Then he met Connie Sung.

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1-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Kicking goals for kids with autism

Article ID: 710439

Kicking goals for kids with autism

University of South Australia

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, researchers from the University of South Australia are turning autism interventions on their head with a stand-out sports program that’s training coaches how to best achieve results for students with autism.

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29-Mar-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Education

Newswise: Giving Hope: Free Geigerman Lecture highlights employment opportunities for people on autism spectrum

Article ID: 710142

Giving Hope: Free Geigerman Lecture highlights employment opportunities for people on autism spectrum

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Young adults on the autism spectrum have the lowest rate of employment compared to their peers with other disability types. Although these individuals often face interpersonal challenges, companies are now discovering that they are valuable employees, helping to drive innovation and growth.

Released:
25-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 709950

Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

University of Cambridge

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in the country has an autism spectrum condition - the same figure as found in the West.

Released:
20-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 709833

Children with Autism Are in ‘In-tune’ With Mom’s Feelings Like Other Children

Florida Atlantic University

New research addresses limitations of prior autism spectrum disorder (ASD) studies on facial emotion recognition by using five distinct facial emotions in unfamiliar and familiar (mom) faces to test the influence of familiarity in children with and without ASD. Findings show no differences in the two groups of children and reveal that children with ASD are perceptive to their mother’s emotions, which may indicate greater potential to learn and socialize with people they know rather than with strangers.

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20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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