Tag Archives: Autism

Autism May Be Detectable In Blood

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Scientists say they can predict with near perfect accuracy whether or not a child has autism from a blood sample. Using an algorithm to assess metabolites in blood, researchers were able to identify samples that came from … Continue reading

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Julia, A Muppet With Autism, Joins The Cast Of ‘Sesame Street’

[Source:  NPR] For the first time in a decade, the classic children’s television show Sesame Street will introduce a new Muppet on the air. Her name is Julia. She’s a shy and winsome 4-year-old, with striking red hair and green … Continue reading

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Study Tests the ‘Three-Hit’ Theory of Autism

[Source: Science Daily] States in 1938, the causes of autism have remained elusive. Hundreds of genes, as well as environmental exposures, have been implicated in these brain disorders. Sex also seems to have something to do with it: About 80 … Continue reading

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Autism Genome Database Shines New Light on “Many Autisms”

[Source:  Autism Speaks] Latest study from the Autism Speaks MSSNG program identifies 18 new autism-linked genes, deepening understanding of autism’s broad spectrum Eighty percent of the 61 gene variations discovered through MSSNG to date affect biochemical pathways that have clear … Continue reading

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Sensory Links Between Autism and Synesthesia

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Concrete links between the symptoms of autism and synaesthesia have been discovered and clarified for the first time, according to new research by psychologists at the University of Sussex. The study, conducted by world-leading experts in both … Continue reading

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