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14 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Socialization relative strength in fragile X longitudinal study

Standard scores measuring "adaptive behavior" in boys with fragile X syndrome tend to decline during childhood and adolescence, the largest longitudinal study of the inherited disorder to date has found.


Related Topix: Health, Stanford University, Emory University

19 hrs ago |

Implications for genetic link to autism

Researchers have broken new ground in understanding a cause of autism , with results published in the July 3rd, 2014 edition of Cell magazine.


Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine, Pop/Rock, Cell

22 hrs ago | SFGate

Autism Research: The MIND Institute seeks game oriented study participants

The UC Davis MIND Institute is seeking participants for a study examining the benefits of a computer-based, game-oriented training program for enhancing working memory in children and adolescents with autism and fragile X syndrome.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, ADHD

Yesterday | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

'Love hormone' oxytocin may help some with autism

The more chronic medical conditions people have at retirement age, the shorter their life expectancy may be, a new study claims.


Related Topix: Health, Vaccinations, Pediatrics, Medicine, Family, Kids

Yesterday | Banbury Guardian

Mum's marathon effort for Asperger support group

Centre in green: Joanne Hawkins, her son Ethan and daughter Gracie; surroundedby many who attended PTA s Fun Night on July 10 NNL-140721-122039001 Autism support group Parents Talking Asperger's has celebrated the achievement of one of its members who has raised much-needed funds to buy new outdoor play equipment.


Related Topix: Health, Oxfordshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Northamptonshire County, England

Yesterday |

Guest column: Anti-vaccination movement threatens the health, safety...

Right now, candidates for the state legislature are going to their mailboxes and finding a disturbing and potentially dangerous questionnaire and set of talking points from an anti-childhood-immunization organization called Michigan Opposing Mandatory Vaccines , a group whose work threatens the health, safety and well-being of children across the ... (more)


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Michigan, Michigan Government, Family, Kids, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Mumps, Opinion

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Blackrod children raise money to help kids with Asperger's syndrome

THESE Blackrod Church School pupils are an example to young people everywhere after raising money to support children with Asperger's syndrome.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Health

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Sys-Con Media

David Selakovic Promotes Vegalab's Commitment to a Healthier Future

Pregnant women who live near farmland where pesticides are used show an astonishing 60% increase in the likelihood of giving birth to children with autism or other developmental issues.


Related Topix: Health, Agriculture, Science, Entomology

The Orlando Sentinel

Clermont, Eustis programs will educate residents about autism spectrum disorder

Close to 700 families in Lake County affected by autism are registered with the University of Central Florida's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.


Related Topix: Health, Eustis, FL, Clermont, FL, Lake County, FL, University of Central Florida

The Cary News

Martial arts studio in Cary focuses on students with special needs

She chopped, kicked and dodged every obstacle put in front of her in the small studio at My Favorite Cardio Place.


Related Topix: Cary, NC, Health, Raleigh, NC

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Autistic man can barely speak a full sentence - but has the voice of an angel

Not only can Martin Finn perform pop songs pitch-perfect, but he mimics many artists as he takes part in concerts across Britain, bringing audiences to tears Aged 23, he can string no more than three words together at a time and does not understand them, reports the Sunday People.


Related Topix: Health, Ronan Keating, Pop/Rock

CBS Local

Scientists At UC Riverside Point At Enzyme For Critical Role In Development Of Autism

Scientists at UC Riverside are pointing at an enzyme called MMP-9 as playing a critical role in the development of autism.


Related Topix: Health, UC Riverside, Genetics, Medicine

Fri Jul 25, 2014

National Post

Autism's numbers game: Prevalence rates under microscope in fight for resources, support services

The young Etobicoke, Ont., woman likes watching Disney movies online and wearing nail polish.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Psychology, Science, Genetics

Autism: special education eligibility criteria explained

This represents a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years, based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Cell, Medicine, Psychiatry

Free Republic

UCR: Researchers find key component of autistic behavior

A UC Riverside-led team of researchers says it has found conclusive evidence that a naturally produced enzyme in the body is responsible for autism and other neurological disorders in people with Fragile X syndrome.

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Related Topix: Health

Scientific Blogging

Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 Enzyme Linked To Autistic Behavior

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive-compulsive and repetitive behaviors, and other behaviors on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits.

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Related Topix: Health, Genetics, Medicine, Minocin, Minocycline (generic)

Thu Jul 24, 2014


[Perspective] Ribosome rescue and neurodegeneration

Many human cognitive and neurodegenerative diseases are caused by alterations in the amounts of specific neuronal proteins, which are maintained at proper levels by regulation of their synthesis and turnover.


Related Topix: Health

Wisconsin Gazette

New 'Phantom' amps up the beloved musical

In this production, the Paris opera house is more realistic and less dramatically lit.


Related Topix: Health, Theater, The Phantom of the Opera, Arts, Opera, Milwaukee, WI

The Washington Post

Convincing parents to vaccinate

"When I was a tenth-grader, there was a boy in my class whose name was Billy Lynn, and he had leukemia," Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, reminisced at a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, US Politics, US News


Screening adults for Asperger Syndrome using the AQ: a preliminary...

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