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Antibiotics Helps Autism

...ycin. Interestingly the study was done after the autistic son of a researcher was treated with antibiotics for an ear problem and showed improvement of his symptoms. Researchers at present are not sure why the therapy works, they hypothesize that it may be that the symptoms of autism are caused by a neuroto...

Resolving Autism

...esponsible for handling spatial memory. Studies on autistic individuals have shown they often demonstrate// de...n the prefrontal circuitry. The study involved 15 autistic patients and 10 healthy volunteers. All underwent spatial memory tests while undergoing MRI scans of...

Studying The Causes Of Autism

...opulation who did not have autism. Results showed autistic children were more likely to have older parents and to be a firstborn child. Their mothers also had a greater incidence of threatened abortion, epidural anesthesia use, induced labor, and a labor lasting less than one hour. Autistic children were mor...

Study Proves That MMR Vaccine Is Not Connected To Autistic Babies

...of children, it cannot be blamed for the number of autistic cases that had occurred in Japan during the ban. Ten of the original 13 researchers of the initial paper linking autism and MMR have decided to retract their study. Their retraction will be published in the March issue of The Lancet. Link: http:/...

Mercury Pollution Linked To Rise In Autism

... may be one of the reasons // of rise in number of autistic children. In US, mercury is released in the environment because of the power plants that consume coal. According to the researchers, on an average, for each 1000 pounds of mercury that’s released into the environment, there is a 61% increase in the...

Early diagnosis for autism from blood tests may be possible

.... Institute had reported that the blood samples of autistic children have revealed altered proteins// and comp... The scientists have taken blood samples from both autistic children and normal healthy children and tested them for differences in the number and types of immu...

Autism risks linked to birth factors

...tory of schizophrenia have a greater risk of being autistic than other babies. Even a low Apgar score at birth also puts the baby at greater risk of being autistic. Autism disorder is a range of disorders that can be seen in a mild to the most sever form. The characteristics of the disease are varying nature...

Autism epidemic is a myth- says a new study

...cent rumor about the rising incidence in births of autistic children have led to a fear in the world community that // we may be heading towards an autistic epidemic. However a recent report, which was published in the journal Current Directions in Psycholo...

Treating Autism More Effectively

According to a recent study researchers say autistic boys with language problems might have a lot in co...s area -- a key language center in the brain -- in autistic boys with language problems, autistic boys without language problems, boys with SLI, and normal boys...

MMR Vaccination not linked to Autism

...ak, an American pediatrician and grandfather of an autistic boy. Said that a small percentage of genetically predisposed infants are unable to detoxify mercury-containing preservatives once used in first-year vaccinations and were thus injured by a blow to their immune system by MMR. Although mercury has now ...

Autism nothing more than an extreme form of male brain development

... recent research conducted on the brain pattern of autistic individuals has revealed that it is nothing more than an exaggeration of the normal male brain. The study has been conducted by researchers //at the Cambridge Autism Research Centre who believe that a deep insight into the above mentioned theory woul...

Autistic traits evident in relatives

...s that relatives of people with autism may display autistic brain differences and behaviours linked to the con...terson compared the brain scans of 40 parents with autistic children with those of 40 matched parents whose children were normal. It was found that the pare...

Brain Enlargement May Be Characteristic of Autism

... autism has been confirmed by this study, when the autistic patients are two years old....

Autism children's lack Facial response

...tion. Dr Dapretto compared the brain activity of autistic children's with normal children and found that they lack facial gestures and had a lower brain activity in mirron neurons, the inferior frontal gyrus pars opercularis which is responsible for observation and imitating other's action....

Mirror Neurons Connected To Autism

... Malfunctioning mirror neurons may have a role in autistic children's social isolation, according to the Natu...nderstanding the mirror neurons will serve to help autistic children. The action of the mirror neurons can be fixed in the case of early diagnosis of autism. Th...

Systemizers Have A Higher Risk Of Children Suffering From Autism

...rry each other resulted an increase in the rate of autistic children. Statistics show that about one in 100 ch...ore above average on a questionnaire that measures autistic traits. Prof Baron-Cohen also says that the rise in autism could be attributed to assortative mati...

Autism: Symposium to Discuss Myths and Misconceptions

...up the common theory among autism researchers that autistic individual’s fall short of the "theory of mind." W... of linguistic capability. According to her, since autistic children are deficient in communication skills, mind games or the theory of the mind is puzzling wit...

Novel Device Developed To Help Autistic Individuals Communicate Better

...emotions is currently under construction to enable autistic individuals communicate better //. It can the autistic user if the people they are taking to are getting annoyed or bored, so that the user can try to make...

The Price Of Autism

...lso captures the value of lost productivity for an autistic person’s parents. Examples include loss of income ...her. Ganz estimates that annual indirect costs for autistic individuals and their parents range from more than $39,000 to nearly $130,000. Since people with au...

Mice Aids in Shedding Light on Origin of Autism

...ice.This gene has been known to be mutated in some autistic people. It was found that these genetically eng...o suppress tumors as well show alterations in some autistic people. The researchers write that people with Pten gene mutations have been observed to be prone ...

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