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Tags results for 'autism'

Autistic People's Sensory Perception is Out of Sync, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Doctors have made great strides in accurately describing and diagnosing autism, but its causes remain opaque.

Study Shows Autistic Brains Create More Information at Rest

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The study offers a scientific explanation for the most typical characteristic of autism, withdrawal into one’s own inner world.

Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
214 human neurotoxicants now identified, many widely used and disseminated extensively in the global environment.

How these social robots are helping autistic kids

Posted in Hardware on 9th Mar, 2014 01:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found that autistic children are more comfortable looking at a robot than a human therapist.

A blueprint for how to build a human brain

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have generated a blueprint for how to build a human brain at unprecedented anatomical resolution.

Scientists Find Connection Between Gene Mutation and Key Symptoms of Autism

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2014 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have known that abnormal brain growth is associated with autism spectrum disorder, but the relationship has not been well understood.

Autism linked to 'male hormones'

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jun, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Exposure to high levels of "male" hormones in the womb increases the chance of a baby boy developing autism, according to researchers.

Autism costs '£32bn per year' in UK

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The economic cost of supporting someone with autism over a lifetime is much higher than previously thought, research suggests.

A genetic link to autism has been found, known as CHD8 mutation

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have broken new ground in understanding what causes autism.

Children on the autistic spectrum have extra synapses in their brains

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
It may be possible to prune synapses with a future drug after diagnosis.

Measuring Brainwaves Could Lead To An Objective Autism Diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2014 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The electrical signals emitted by the autistic brain paint a much more precise picture of the disorder.

Gut–brain link grabs the attention of neuroscientists

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2014 09:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground.

Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer.

Brain inflammation a hallmark of autism, large-scale analysis shows

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
While many different combinations of genetic traits can cause autism, brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune responses.

Autism link to air pollution raised

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A link between autism and air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.

Machine learning reveals genetic roots of cancers and autism

Posted in Software on 20th Dec, 2014 08:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers from engineering, biology and medicine teach computers to read the human genome and rate likelihood of mutations causing disease, opening vast new possibilities.

Global ENIGMA consortium cracks brain’s genetic codes for aging

Posted in Science on 24th Jan, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
8 common gene mutations leading to brain aging in over 30,000 brain scans that may unlock mysteries of Alzheimer’s, autism, and other neurological disorders.

Autism is largely down to genes, twin study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2015 06:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74 to 98 percent of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.

Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others, study shows

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2015 09:18 PM
by AlexMuller
This research may have implications for future treatments of psychological conditions such as autism.

Autism risk genes also linked to higher intelligence

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2015 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found new evidence linking genetic factors associated with autism to better cognitive ability in people who do not have the condition.

Autistic and non-autistic brain differences isolated for first time

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
The ability to analyse the entire data set from an fMRI scan provided researchers the opportunity to compare accurate computer models for both autistic and non-autistic brains.

Study of 95,000 children finds no link between MMR vaccines and autism, even within high-risk populations

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2015 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers were unable to find any association between the MMR vaccine and autism.

Autistic brain is hyper-functional; needs predictable, paced environments

Posted in Science on 4th Jun, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have completed a study that turns the traditional view of autism completely around.

Sniffing could provide autism test

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.

Growing micro-brains from skin cells sheds light on Autism

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The 'brain organoids' revealed that a genetic mutation causes the brain to overproduce inhibitory neurons, which dampens how signals are transmitted within the brain.

Study shows how rhythms control communication between brain regions

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2015 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Taking on intellectually challenging tasks, groups of neurons tune in to one another and harmonize, then go back to improvising.

Scientists uncover potential biomarker and drug target for autism

Posted in Medicine on 24th Sep, 2015 06:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Improving our understanding of what causes autism could lead to drugs to treat it, and more precise methods of diagnosis.

'Deep learning' reveals unexpected genetic roots of cancers, autism and other disorders

Posted in Software on 27th Sep, 2015 08:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Since the genome was sequenced, scientists have struggled to answer the question: Which DNA mutations cause disease?

Study finds altered brain chemistry in people with autism

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2015 05:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists link autism to reduced activity of key neurotransmitter in human brain.

Brain levels of B12 are prematurely low in those with autism or schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2016 02:09 PM
by AlexMuller
A study has found that B12 levels in the brain are decreased in the elderly and are much lower in those with autism or schizophrenia.

Blood pressure medicine may improve conversational skills of individuals with autism

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The neurodevelopmental disorder impairs communication and can be treated with medications and therapies, but there is no cure.

To diagnose autism, watch the eyes

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2016 10:35 AM
by AlexMuller
With the positive results, researchers believe that the use of remote eye gaze tracking could be a straightforward, cost effective and accurate method for diagnosing the condition.

Brain scan software can spot adults with autism

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2016 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Subjects only needed to spend about 10 minutes in the machine and didn't have to perform any special tasks.

Bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism, a new study shows

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2016 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests there may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism.

Neurons grown from stem cells in a dish reveal clues about autism

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2016 06:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Neurons grown from stem cells in a dish reveal clues about autism.

A Simple Phone Game Could Diagnose Autism

Posted in Software on 28th Aug, 2016 11:43 AM
by AlexMuller
They aim to diagnose autism with a simple game played on a phone or tablet. In a recent study, they took a significant stride towards reaching that goal.

Autism may be detectable in the brain long before the symptoms appear

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists.

Brain network connections may underlie social behavior linked to autism

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2017 04:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Multicenter research effort may help identify autism risk earlier in life.

Vitamin D linked to autism prevention

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2017 04:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Vitamin D plays important role in the development, and prevention, of autism, researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute, UQ have found.

Software firms are actively seeking 'neurodiverse' employees

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2017 05:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Everyone’s brain operates differently, and these companies hope to leverage the strengths in those differences to improve the software development process.

Possible early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jul, 2017 04:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Measuring a set of proteins in the blood may enable earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study.

Eye test could help diagnose autism

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Baby brain scans can predict who is likely to develop autism

Posted in Medicine on 11th Sep, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
The way bundles of white matter fibres in the brain connect can indicate whether someone will develop autism.

Researchers Have Developed a Potential Blood Test for Autism

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2018 06:05 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have developed two new potential tests, one blood and one urine, that could help families with a child who has autism receive a diagnosis earlier.

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