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Xbox Kinect Offers a New Way to Help Children With Autism

Xbox Kinect Offers a New Way to Help Children With Autism

AFP (Mar. 7, 2014) At an elementary school in Virginia, teachers turn to the Xbox Kinect to help motivate students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and improve their social skills, a growing trend in ASD therapy. 02:01 Video provided by AFP
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Autism Could Begin Before Child Is Born

Autism Could Begin Before Child Is Born

Newsy (Mar. 27, 2014) Researchers found new clues suggesting autism could be detected before birth. Patches of unusual cell development was found in 10 samples. Video provided by Newsy
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CDC: Autism Rate Increases 30 Percent Between 2008 and 2010

CDC: Autism Rate Increases 30 Percent Between 2008 and 2010

Newsy (Mar. 27, 2014) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing a sharp increase in autism among children but didn't specify why. Video provided by Newsy
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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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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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Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children With Autism

Apr. 14, 2014 Dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism have been studied in a new project. Researchers have found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, the parents of these children reported ... 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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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 Genome Project Delivers Genetic Discovery

Apr. 24, 2014 A new study from investigators with the Autism Genome Project, the world's largest research project on identifying genes associated with risk for autism, has found that the comprehensive use of ... 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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Splice Variants Reveal Connections Among Autism Genes

Apr. 11, 2014 A new aspect of autism has been discovered, revealing that proteins involved in autism interact with many more partners than previously known. The scientists isolated hundreds of new variants of ... full story
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Motor Skill Deficiencies Linked to Autism Severity, Reseearch Says

Apr. 24, 2014 A relationship between motor skill deficiencies and the severity of the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder has been found in very young children. The findings indicate that development of motor ... 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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Study Sheds Light on Genetic Mutations in Autism Disorders

Jan. 20, 2015 Recent research has linked autism with a lack of 'pruning' in developing brain connections, but a new study suggests instead it is the excessive growth of new connections that causes ... full story
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Fine Particulate Air Pollution Linked With Increased Autism Risk

Dec. 18, 2014 Women exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter specifically during pregnancy -- particularly during the third trimester -- may face up to twice the risk of having a child with autism than ... full story
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Advanced 3-D Facial Imaging May Aid in Early Detection of Autism

Jan. 14, 2015 Autism is a spectrum of closely related disorders diagnosed in patients who exhibit a shared core of symptoms, including delays in learning to communicate and interact socially. Early detection of ... full story
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Autism: Advances Towards Universal Early Screening

Jan. 29, 2014 A new study shows improvement towards universal early screening for autism. The report also found that few approaches to early detection, such as screening during well-child visits, were evaluated to ... full story
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