Navigation Links
Autistic facial characteristics identified
Date:10/20/2011

COLUMBIA, Mo. The face and brain develop in coordination, with each influencing the other, beginning in the embryo and continuing through adolescence. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found distinct differences between the facial characteristics of children with autism compared to those of typically developing children. This knowledge could help researchers understand the origins of autism.

"There is no clear answer about whether autism is caused by genetics or by environmental influences," said Kristina Aldridge, lead author and assistant professor of anatomy in the MU School of Medicine and the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. "If we can identify when these facial changes occur, we could pinpoint when autism may begin to develop in a child. Knowing that point in time could lead us to identify a genetic cause, a window of time when the embryo may be susceptible to an environmental factor, or both."

Aldridge and colleagues found the following distinct differences between facial characteristics of children with autism and those of typically developing children:

  • Children with autism have a broader upper face, including wider eyes.
  • Children with autism have a shorter middle region of the face, including the cheeks and nose.
  • Children with autism have a broader or wider mouth and philtrum the divot below the nose, above the top lip.

She says these are subtle differences that will enable researchers to further study people with autism spectrum disorders.

Aldridge analyzed 64 boys with autism and 41 typically developing boys aged eight to 12 years old, using a camera system that captures a 3-D image of each child's head. Then, she mapped 17 points on the face, such as the corner of the eye and the divot in the upper lip. When Aldridge calculated the overall geometry of the face using these points, and compared children with autism and typically developing children
'/>"/>

Contact: Christian Basi
BasiC@missouri.edu
573-882-4430
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Female-to-male transsexual people have more autistic traits
2. New research explains autistics exceptional visual abilities
3. Dual approach gives a more accurate picture of the autistic brain
4. WSU study expands time window for facial nerve rehabilitation
5. New MegaMatcher 4.0 from Neurotechnology Integrates Fingerprint, Iris, Facial and Palmprint Biometrics In One High-Performance SDK
6. New MegaMatcher 4.0 from Neurotechnology Integrates Fingerprint, Iris, Facial and Palmprint Biometrics In One High-Performance SDK
7. Mystery solved: Facial cancer decimating Tasmanian devils likely began in Schwann cells
8. Nervous culprit found for Tassie devil facial tumor disease
9. New VeriLook 4.0 for Biometric Facial Recognition and MegaMatcher 3.1 for Multi-biometric Applications Are Now Available
10. Baby boomers boon? LED light and green tea cream to smooth facial wrinkles
11. Dr. King receives IADR Craniofacial Biology Research Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Autistic facial characteristics identified
(Date:3/23/2015)... 2015 SoundView Technology Group issues a new research ... ) Wocket smart wallet. SoundView was one of the selected user ... with the Wocket in multiple scenarios and outlets. ... other retailers, making both debit and credit card payments.  ... "If the company meets their plans in 2015, it would ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... 23, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... growing mobile commerce market, announces its biometric payment technology, the ... CNBC television starting March 30 th . ... New York markets. ... excited about our new ad campaign following the recent initial ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or ... growing mobile commerce market, announces its biometric payment technology, ... featured in 2015 "I Want That" International CES Special, ... the DIY Network.   DIY,s "I Want ... site of the 2015 International CES for a firsthand ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 3Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 4NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet to Launch New CNBC Regional TV Ad Campaign 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet to Launch New CNBC Regional TV Ad Campaign 3NXT-ID's Wocket Biometric Smart Wallet to Air on "I Want That" International CES Special 2NXT-ID's Wocket Biometric Smart Wallet to Air on "I Want That" International CES Special 3
... 9, 2009 -- Gregg Duester, Ph.D., professor of developmental ... with Xianling Zhao, Ph.D., and colleagues, have clarified the ... The study showed that retinoic acid controls the development ... retinoic acid is not responsible for patterning (or differentiation ...
... trials show that a new colon cancer screening technique ... sensitivity that it could potentially be as or more ... The technique uses optical technology, called low-coherence enhanced ... the base of the rectum. Light shines on the ...
... Adaptation Flagship and University of Queensland scientist, Dr ... joyride, is associated with over-fishing and excess nutrients ... aggregations can be a natural feature of healthy ... emerging of more severe and frequent jellyfish outbreaks ...
Cached Biology News:Embryology study offers clues to birth defects 2Colon cancer screening technique shows continued promise in new study 2'Jellyfish joyride' a threat to the oceans 2
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 Earlier this ... the promotion of hair regrowth in adult men and ... I-II or Norwood Hamilton classifications of IIa-V and Fitzpatrick ... industry plagued by products that over-promise and under-deliver, FDA ... renewing faith and confidence among more than 80 million ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , 27. März 2015  Peter Walter ... Biomedical Science für seine bahnbrechende Arbeit ausgewählt, ... Zellkompartimenten transportiert werden, sowie für die Entschlüsselung ... Reaktion auf Stress nutzen, der mit der ... ist Professor für Biochemie an der University ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015   SurePure, ... liquid photopurification, announced today that the Company has ... the continued trading of SurePure ("SURP") securities on ... marketplace for entrepreneurial and development stage companies. ... introduced standards and eligibility requirements designed to improve ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 Working in ... Hospital in London , Richmond Pharmacology is ... global Phase 3 study for an investigational RNAi therapeutic being ... disease affecting the nerves and heart. Read ... Based at St Georges University of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dr. Robert Leonard Applauds FDA Clearance of Capillus272Pro™ Hair Loss Laser Cap 2Deutschstämmiger Zellbiologe Peter Walter gewinnt den Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 2015 2Deutschstämmiger Zellbiologe Peter Walter gewinnt den Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 2015 3Deutschstämmiger Zellbiologe Peter Walter gewinnt den Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science 2015 4SurePure Completes Verification and Approved for Trading on the OTCQB Marketplace 2
... Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL ) today announced ... siRNA that provides a novel and powerful approach to RNAi ... http://www.sigma.com/esirna ) incorporates a pool of ... tool is designed to eliminate the trial and error approach ...
... KVISTGAARD, Denmark, April 28 , Yesterday Bavarian ... - Positive Developments in the Biodefence and Cancer Business ... Lays Down Pathway for the Licensure of,IMVAMUNE(R) , ... to Plan , - PROSTVAC(TM) Data Have Been ...
... TECH ) announced that its Board of Directors ... for the quarter ended March 31, 2009. The quarterly ... shareholders of record on May 8, 2009. Future cash ... a quarterly basis.Techne,s Board of Directors also authorized the repurchase ...
Cached Biology Technology:Sigma-Aldrich Introduces MISSION(R) esiRNA for Low Cost, High Specificity Pooled RNAi Screening 2Sigma-Aldrich Introduces MISSION(R) esiRNA for Low Cost, High Specificity Pooled RNAi Screening 3Sigma-Aldrich Introduces MISSION(R) esiRNA for Low Cost, High Specificity Pooled RNAi Screening 4Bavarian Nordic Announces its Interim Report for the Period 1 January to 31 March 2009 2Bavarian Nordic Announces its Interim Report for the Period 1 January to 31 March 2009 3Bavarian Nordic Announces its Interim Report for the Period 1 January to 31 March 2009 4Techne Corporation Declares Dividend and Announces an Increase in Its Share Repurchase Program 2
... control for microbiology and cell culture. The ... suitable for DASGIP bioreactors from 150 mL ... ranges from approximately 10 °C to 60 ... an individual electrical heating element with integrated ...
... reports the data from any one of IITC ... recorder. The final data is sent from the ... is automatic for Systolic, Mean, Heart Rate while ... is always in the position to override the ...
... DNA microarrays designed for your specific applications ... Paraflo microfluidic synthesis platform. Thousands of customer ... LC Sciences can provide assistance with custom ... part of our comprehensive Custom DNA Microarray ...
... screening and binding optimization and built on ... synthesis platform. These microarrays are available as ... Service. Probe Content Our ... than 1500 known aptamer sequences. Add up ...
Biology Products: