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Pesticide Exposure In Pregnant Women, Autism Linked In Study

Pesticide Exposure In Pregnant Women, Autism Linked In Study

Newsy (June 23, 2014) A new study out of California found a connection between pregnant mothers' exposure to pesticides and the risk their children will have autism. Video provided by Newsy
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Pregnancy Spacing Could Have Big Impact On Autism Risks

Pregnancy Spacing Could Have Big Impact On Autism Risks

Newsy (Oct. 1, 2014) A new study says children born less than one year and more than five years after a sibling can have an increased risk for autism. Video provided by Newsy
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Compound Found In Broccoli Could Ease Autism Symptoms

Compound Found In Broccoli Could Ease Autism Symptoms

Newsy (Oct. 14, 2014) A new study examines whether a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables might help with autism symptoms in young males. Video provided by Newsy
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Jerry Seinfeld Reveals He's On Autism Spectrum

Jerry Seinfeld Reveals He's On Autism Spectrum

Newsy (Nov. 7, 2014) The comedian spoke with Brian Williams Wednesday about his online show, but talk turned to autism. Video provided by Newsy
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Economic Study Confirms Growth in Autism

Sep. 9, 2014 Autism cases aren't up just because mental health professionals are overdiagnosing the disorder. A study by two researchers using market theory shows the disorder really is more ... full story
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Could Poor Stomach Absorption of Drugs Reduce Autism Medications' Effectiveness?

Sep. 2, 2014 Many children and adults with autism experience gastrointestinal symptoms, research shows, and such symptoms can impact the absorption and availability of medications. "There are a number of ... full story
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Children of Parents in Technical Jobs at Higher Risk for Autism

May 15, 2014 Children of fathers who are in technical occupations are more likely to have an autism spectrum disorder, according to researchers. Fathers who worked in engineering were two times as likely to have ... full story
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Genetic Change in Autism-Related Gene Identified

Aug. 28, 2014 A genetic change in a recently identified autism-associated gene has been identified by researchers, which may provide further insight into the causes of autism. The study presents findings that ... full story
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Missing Gene Linked to Autism

Nov. 25, 2014 Researchers have shed light on a gene mutation linked to autistic traits. The team already knew that some people with autism were deficient in a gene called neurexin-II. To investigate whether the ... full story
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Researchers May Develop Saliva Test to Diagnose Autism

Feb. 16, 2015 A spit test may one day be able to diagnose autism according to new research. Scientists have published the first study showing that children with autism spectrum disorder have differences in protein ... full story
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Heritability of Autism Spectrum Disorder Studied in UK Twins

Mar. 4, 2015 Substantial genetic and moderate environmental influences were associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder and broader autism traits in a study of twins in the United Kingdom, according to a new ... full story
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Largest-Ever Autism Genome Study Finds Most Siblings Have Different Autism-Risk Genes

Jan. 26, 2015 The largest-ever autism genome study reveals that the disorder's genetic underpinnings are more complex than previously thought: Most siblings who have autism have different autism-linked genes. ... full story
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Genetic Link to Autism Found, Known as CHD8 Mutation

July 3, 2014 In a collaboration involving 13 institutions around the world, researchers have broken new ground in understanding what causes autism. This is the first time researchers have shown a definitive cause ... full story
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Autism Risk Genes Also Linked to Higher Intelligence

Mar. 10, 2015 Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence, a study ... full story
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Violent Video Games Not Linked to Aggression in Adults With Autism

Apr. 14, 2015 Following the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, some in the media and the public speculated a link existed between autism spectrum disorder and violence and, in particular, that violent video ... full story
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New Insight Into a Fragile Protein Linked to Cancer and Autism

Feb. 18, 2015 In recent years, scientists have found a surprising a connection between some people with autism and certain cancer patients: They have mutations in the same gene, one that codes for a protein ... full story
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Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Large-Scale Analysis Shows

Dec. 10, 2014 While many different combinations of genetic traits can cause autism, brains affected by autism share a pattern of ramped-up immune responses, an analysis of data from autopsied human brains reveals. ... full story
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Children With Autism Who Live With Pets Are More Assertive

Dec. 30, 2014 Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals' social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has ... full story
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Fewer Multiple Births Could Reduce Autism Risk in ART Children

Mar. 19, 2015 The incidence of diagnosed autism was twice as high for assisted reproductive technology (ART) as non-ART births among the nearly 6 million children in a recent study, born in California from 1997 ... full story
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New Look at Language Delay in Children With Autism

Apr. 6, 2015 A new study by a linguistics professor sheds light on a well-known linguistic characteristic of autistic children — their reluctance to use pronouns — paving the way for more accurate ... full story
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Presence or Absence of Early Language Delay Alters Anatomy of the Brain in Autism

Sep. 23, 2014 Individual differences in early language development, and in later language functioning, are associated with changes in the anatomy of the brain in autism. A new study has found that a common ... full story
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Drowning Remains a Top Cause of Death for Children With Autism

July 8, 2014 Many families beat the summer heat with trips to swimming pools, beaches, and water parks; but water safety concerns are particularly heightened for families of children with autism. In fact, ... full story
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Environmental Factors as Important as Genes in Understanding Autism

May 4, 2014 Environmental factors are more important than previously thought in understanding the causes of autism, and equally as important as genes, according to the largest study to date to look at how autism ... full story
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Risk for Autism Increases for Abandoned Children Placed in Institutions

Feb. 2, 2015 Children who were abandoned to institutional care have an increased risk for behaviors similar to those seen in children with autism, including impaired social communication, research shows. When ... full story
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