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Article ID: 691332

Vanderbilt Study Affirms Effectiveness, Promise of Telemedicine for Autism Evaluations

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have found that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be accurately diagnosed in young children via remote, telemedicine assessments, a method that could significantly increase access and reduce wait times for autism services.

19-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 690541

Researchers Unravel Genetic Mystery Causing Complex Brain Disorders, Including Autism

McMaster University

The researchers used genetically engineered models and computer algorithms to study a human genome, which allowed them to pinpoint the single gene in question.

5-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST
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    26-Feb-2018 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 690039

Immune System Activation in Pregnant Women Can Shape Brain Development in Their Babies

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Mom's inflammatory response shapes "wiring" of her child's brain. Similar networking changes linked to autism and ADHD.

26-Feb-2018 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 689968

Creating Innovative Technology for the Real World

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A hypertonic grip expander for individuals with cerebral palsy and stroke patients, a chair for students on the autism spectrum, and an independent lifting device for quadriplegic individuals are the designs created by teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities in the Northeast during the inaugural Engineering Innovation for Society (EIS—pronounced “ice”) student design competition.

22-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST


Article ID: 689170

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy Improves Outcomes for Adults with Autism

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

New collaborative research signals a potential breakthrough for adults with autism spectrum disorder.

7-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 688924

Burkhart Center Director Spurs Change Across the State

Texas Tech University

Since its creation in 2005, Texas Tech University’s Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research has been a leader in training, resources and support. Now, director Wesley Dotson has a chance to impact the way autism services and supports are designed, delivered and evaluated across the entire state of Texas.

2-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 688599

Researchers Reverse Symptoms in Neurologic Disease Model

Case Western Reserve University

It is a parent’s nightmare: a child is born apparently healthy, then stops meeting developmental milestones at one year old. Her verbal and motor skills vanish, and irregular breathing, seizures, and a host of other problems appear. The cause is Rett syndrome—a devastating genetic, neurologic disorder that typically affects girls, resulting in severe disability and often accompanied by autistic behavior. Most Rett patients will live into middle age and require specialized full-time care. There is no cure, but researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have been working to find ways to restore brain function and reverse disabilities associated with Rett syndrome.

29-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
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    24-Jan-2018 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 688276

Scientific Breakthrough Could Lead to Better Antipsychotic Drugs

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Published in Nature, research from the UNC School of Medicine and UCSF revealed the first-ever crystal structure of the dopamine 2 receptor bound to an antipsychotic drug – a much-needed discovery in the quest to create effective drugs with fewer side effects.

22-Jan-2018 2:45 PM EST

Article ID: 688200

Can Using Theatrical Techniques Improve Social Skills of Autistic Youths?

Stony Brook University

A new study examines the benefit of combining theatrical techniques with behavioral treatment approaches for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

19-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 688049

Nearly Imperceptible Fluctuations in Movement Correspond to Autism Diagnoses, Finds IU-Led Study

Indiana University

A new study led by researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.

17-Jan-2018 11:30 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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