autism spectrum disorders

Autistic kids face bullying thrice over, says study


March 27th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Autistic children are bullied three times more frequently than their healthy siblings, says a new study.The results show that 63 percent of children with Autism Spectrum ... Read more...

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Autism begins to show up in 6-month-old babies


February 19th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Autism first begins to show up as a significant difference in the brains of six-month-old babies and develops as they age, as compared to babies who ... Read more...

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Eye contact helps detect autism


January 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Unusual patterns of eye contact could help detect developing autism symptoms in babies just six months old, reveals a study. La Trobe University psychologist Kristelle Hudry, ... Read more...

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Premature infants more likely to suffer from autism


October 17th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Premature infants are five times more likely to suffer from autism than children born at normal weights, scientists say. Children born between September 1984 and ... Read more...

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Dhaka meet pledges action against autism


July 25th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) A global two-day conference on autism here Monday pledged to take coordinated actions against the developmental disorder in children, a media report said.Visiting chairperson of ... Read more...

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Prairie voles’ social bonding offers hopes for new autism therapies


April 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30(ANI): The process by which prairie voles learn to bond with their mate are offering researchers at the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience (CTSN) at Emory University a useful tool ... Read more...

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18 genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders identified


April 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A new study has identified 18 novel and highly significant genetic markers for autism spectrum disorders.Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences divided ... Read more...

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Why normal kids with Rett syndrome become abnormal later?


April 14th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A study has unravelled the mystery as to why children suffering from Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder on the autism spectrum, start out developing normally in infancy and ... Read more...

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Gene linked to severity of autism’s social dysfunction identified


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a gene associated with autism that appears to be linked very specifically to the severity of social interaction deficits.The gene, GRIP1 (glutamate receptor ... Read more...

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Interest in toys predicts autism treatment’s effectiveness in toddlers


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A new study has found that toddlers with autism who played with a limited number of toys showed more improvement in their communication skills following parent-guided treatment than ... Read more...

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Freedom to choose leisure activities benefits autistic people


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 02 (ANI): An international team of researchers has suggested that giving autistic people the power to choose their own leisure activities during free time can boost enjoyment, as well as ... Read more...

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Serotonin may play role in autism


February 25th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that serotonin plays a vital role in autism spectrum disorders.In labs at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, scientists are studying strains ... Read more...

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How a gene mutation leads to autism


December 17th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have developed a mouse model to find how a gene mutation leads to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).They found that when one ... Read more...

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Targeted intervention improves social skills in toddlers with autism


December 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that targeting the core social deficits of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in early intervention programs yielded sustained improvements in social and communication ... Read more...

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TB drug could improve social skills in autistic people


December 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential novel treatment strategy for the social impairment of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), an aspect of the condition that has a profound ... Read more...

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Playing with building blocks of creativity helps autistic kids


November 30th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new research has concluded that playing with building blocks of creativity helps children with autism.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) noted the by building ... Read more...

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Pet dogs can transform lives of the disabled


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Pet dogs can transform the lives of the disabled, including autistic children, researchers say.There is a growing awareness that dogs can play a key role in ending ... Read more...

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New approach finds success in teaching autistic kids


November 20th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Missouri are developing an effective social competence curriculum, with a virtual classroom component, that could help educators meet the demands of autistic kids. ... Read more...

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IQ scores can’t predict academic performances of autistic kids


November 18th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that many children with autism spectrum disorders are academically more capable than their IQ scores would suggest.In a study by researchers at ... Read more...

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Genetic deletion identified as major risk factor for autism, schizophrenia


November 5th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists led by Emory University has identified the deletion of a genomic region on chromosome 17 as a significant risk factor for autism spectrum ... Read more...

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Siblings of autistic children ‘have more frequent language delays’


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has revealed that siblings of autistic children have more frequent language delays."Researchers presume one child is ... Read more...

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Misfolded neural proteins linked to autism disorders identified


September 11th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified misfolding and other molecular anomalies in a key brain protein due to gene mutation may lead to autism spectrum disorders.An international team, led by researchers ... Read more...

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Evidence of differences in brain’s cortex in people with autism disorders found


August 26th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A six-year long study of brain tissue has for the first time provided physical evidence of short-range over-connectivity in the outer layer of the brain's cortex in people ... Read more...

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Autistic kids process sound, vision differently than others


August 20th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have found solid evidence that kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) process sensory information such as sound, touch and vision differently than typically developing children.The study by ... Read more...

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Now, a 15-minute brain scan to reveal autism in adults with 90% accuracy


August 11th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Now, a quick brain scan can identify adults with autism with over 90 per cent accuracy, says a new study.Scientists from the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King's ... Read more...

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Autism can be detected in voice of children


July 20th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Autism could be detected in children by analysing their voice, says a new study. Toddlers with the developmental disorder pronounce words differently to their healthy peers which can ... Read more...

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New technology reveals autism’s unique vocal signature


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): A new automated vocal analysis technology could revolutionize the screening for autism spectrum disorders and language delay, according to a new study.The LENA (Language Environment Analysis) system automatically ... Read more...

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Treatment plan for autistics kids often includes complementary therapies


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A study has found that complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming a popular treatment for a variety of conditions, especially in the treatment of children with autism.New ... Read more...

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Gastric problems prevalent in autistic kids


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) often face gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, such as diarrhea and constipation, reveal parents.In a new study by Autism Speaks' Autism Treatment ... Read more...

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Premature kids more likely to have psychiatric disorder


April 26th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Significant advances in neonatal intensive care have led to increased survival rates of children born at less than 26 weeks of gestation known as "extremely preterm children" -- ... Read more...

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Extremely preterm kids 3 times as likely to have psychiatric disorder


April 24th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): With significant advances in the neonatal intensive care, there has been a 3 times increase in the survival rates of children who are born at less than 26 ... Read more...

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New US psychiatry manual targets binge eating, not sex addiction, obesity


February 11th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 11 (ANI): The proposed changes in the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual surprisingly do not include sex addiction, obesity and Internet addiction.But binge eating and gambling have been given ... Read more...

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Temple Grandin Inspires HBO Movie


February 7th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Saturday, 6 February saw the new HBO movie, Temple Grandin being premiered on the HBO network. The cast is said to be perfectly chosen and given ... Read more...

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More evidence that autism is a brain ‘connectivity’ disorder


January 11th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 11 (ANI): New research has added to a growing body of evidence that autism is a brain 'connectivity' disorder.Senior investigator Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD, of Children's Department of Neurology, Boston, ... Read more...

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Differences in brain imaging may help diagnose autism


January 9th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) process sound and language a fraction of a second slower than those without ASDs.And measuring magnetic signals depicting ... Read more...

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