Navigation Links
Army research mission focused on autism

"I had a perfectly normal baby. He hit all his developmental landmarks but after his first birthday he seemed to be sick all of the time, with infection after infection. He stopped eating and was no longer happy and playful. By 17 months he had stopped talking, interacting, or even looking at us anymore; he was in his own little world. At four years old, he had no language, was not potty trained, and was smearing (feces) on the walls. My baby had been stolen away from us."

This was the reality Lyn Redwood of the National Autism Association faced when her child was diagnosed with autism. Autism is a developmental brain disorder that affects as many as 1 in 150 children as reported by the Centers for Disease Control. Alterations in health and behavior vary widely from mild to severe, leading to their general classification as Autism Spectrum Disorders. About 10 percent of individuals with ASD develop autism secondary to a known genetic disorder. The cause of ASD is not certain; however, parents of ASD children have been playing a significant role in changing the way experts view the disorder.

"Children are like snowflakes, each one different, each one needing a different biomedical intervention," said Shelley Reynolds of Unlocking Autism. "What makes treating autism difficult is that each combination to unlock each person affected is so unique."

As a result of advocacy efforts, the U.S. Congress provided $7.5 million in appropriations directed to the Department of Defense to initiate the Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Program in 2007. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command has been administrating research funding for several specific diseases through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs since 1992.

"The Army Medical Command has a long history of focusing on mitigating the effects of specific diseases in a mission driven manner. Combat conditions have required the Army to seek out innovative rese
'"/>

Source:US Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Columbia research lifts major hurdle to gene therapy for cancer
2. U of M researcher examines newly emerging deadly disease
3. NYU researchers simulate molecular biological clock
4. First atlas of key brain genes could speed research on cancer, neurological diseases
5. New research questions basic tenet of neuron function
6. Vital step in cellular migration described by UCSD medical researchers
7. ASU researchers finds novel chemistry at work to provide parrots vibrant red colors
8. UCSD researchers maintain stem cells without contaminated animal feeder layers
9. Why do insects stop breathing? To avoid damage from too much oxygen, say researchers
10. New protein discovered by Hebrew University researchers
11. First real-time view of developing neurons reveals surprises, say Stanford researchers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Army research mission focused autism

(Date:8/22/2014)... discoveries in basic and clinical research and technological ... a complex offensive spanning multiple fronts. , Work ... could help find new and more selective therapies ... targets a specific enzyme overexpressed in certain cancersand ... brain tumours. , Chemistry professor Christopher Cairo and ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... strong antioxidants and can reduce free radical ... against oxidative stress? Jianbo Zhao and co-workers ... Medical University, China discovered that green tea ... neuronal apoptosis, indicating green tea polyphenols play ... under oxidative stress. The relevant study has ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Stanford, CAEveryone,s heard of the birds and the ... flowers that are being fertilized. The fertilization process ... extensive communication between the male and female reproductive ... Stanford, Regensburg, Heidelberg, and Munich, and including Carnegie,s ... discoveries in the chemical signaling process that guides ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New enzyme targets for selective cancer therapies 2New enzyme targets for selective cancer therapies 3Calcium and reproduction go together 2
... States and Europe has identified more than a dozen genes ... forms of kidney disease. The team, known as the CKDGen ... 65,000 individuals of European descent. Common variations in several genes ... kidney function or chronic kidney disease than in those with ...
... artificial light at night disrupts circadian cell division, reveals ... of the University of Haifa-Oranim Department of Environmental and ... the University of Leicester. "Damage to cell division is ... understand the causes of this damage," notes Dr. Ben-Shlomo. ...
... HEIDELBERG, Germany, 12 April 2010 More than 120 leading ... EMBO Meeting 2010 the second annual life sciences conference ... held in Barcelona from 4 - 7 September 2010. ... Elizabeth Blackburn Roles of telomeres & telemorase in health ...
Cached Biology News:International research team discovers novel genes influencing kidney disease risk 2Call for abstracts and registration the EMBO Meeting 2010 2Call for abstracts and registration the EMBO Meeting 2010 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... COLD SPRING, N.Y. , Aug. 21, 2014 ... today the launch of their Nutraceutical "TELO-20 for ... first and only Telomere-lengthening supplement in the world ... the ends of every chromosome in the body. ... the world,s leading experts in Telomere Science and ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO ) ... results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 ... the US.  The Company will host ... August 29, 2014 to discuss its financial performance and ... followed by a question and answer session.  Interested parties ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 SoundConnect ... been recognized as one of the nation’s Fastest ... magazine for the 2nd consecutive year. Inc. magazine ... annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the ... most comprehensive look at the most important segment ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... in measuring vibrational motion of a single molecule with ... of a single molecule differs from the behaviour of ... at the University of California, Irvine, where post-doctoral researcher ... a visiting fellow under professor Vartkess A. Apkarian, whose ... lead by Professor Eric O. Potma. The results of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 2Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 3China Cord Blood Corporation to Report First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 Financial Results 2SoundConnect Returns on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies 2SoundConnect Returns on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies 3Seeing a molecule breathe 2
... this sudden accident incubates a branding process, which can result ... birth to an extreme name identity, whereupon a major advertising ... stirred -- and that's how we refer to today's trendy ... secrets of the various branding tricks and become aware of ...
... met last week, we reviewed the performance of the Midwest large cap ... stock market indices reacted during the first half of 2005. , ,The ... can be seen below) with the exception of the Amex Biotech index. ... were up on a very solid basis. , , , ...
... Although outsourcing has been utilized by thousands of U.S. ... controversial topic. In fact, lawmakers in more than 35 ... popularity among corporations as an effective cost-cutting tool has ... not usually mean offshore outsourcing, it was ...
Cached Biology Technology:Accidental naming 2Accidental naming 3Accidental naming 4Midwest biotech stocks receive hefty haircut in first half of 2005 2Consider the legal issues before outsourcing offshore 2Consider the legal issues before outsourcing offshore 3Consider the legal issues before outsourcing offshore 4Consider the legal issues before outsourcing offshore 5
Sequencing and primer design rolled into one. Just give us your clone and a reference sequence, and we'll do the rest. Single-strand or double-strand coverage. Guaranteed results....
... polyclonal antibody to human XAB2 (amino terminus) ... identified through its interaction with XPA. Immunoprecipitation ... of XAB2 interacts with the transcription-coupled repair-specific ... with RNA polymerase II. Microinjection experiments with ...
... provide custom microplate coating using advanced automated high throughput microplate ... formats. We can also accommodate virtually any lot size of ... , 8 and 12 ... 384 well microplate, ...
...
Biology Products: