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Article ID: 717820

'Key player' identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions

Cardiff University

Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism.

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21-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717685

Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry

Universite de Montreal

If the current trend in diagnostic practices holds, the definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful, a Canadian research team finds.

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19-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: UVA Leads Major Effort to Understand Autism Differences in Boys, Girls

Article ID: 717370

UVA Leads Major Effort to Understand Autism Differences in Boys, Girls

University of Virginia Health System

A pioneering autism researcher is spearheading an ambitious effort to understand how autism-spectrum disorders differ in boys and girls as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Autism Centers of Excellence Program.

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13-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717351

Back-to-School Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Back-to-School Tips for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

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12-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    8-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716991

Decoding Touch

Harvard Medical School

Study in mice reveals several distinct molecular mechanisms underlying abnormal touch sensitivity in autism spectrum disorders

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6-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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    8-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717138

Study identifies 69 genes that increase the risk for autism

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A research team has identified dozens of genes, including 16 new genes that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder.

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7-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: iTHRIV, Community Groups Partner to Improve Health of Virginians

Article ID: 716915

iTHRIV, Community Groups Partner to Improve Health of Virginians

University of Virginia Health System

Four biomedical research projects to improve the health of Virginians will be funded by the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV), a Clinical Translational Science Award Hub.

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5-Aug-2019 8:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 716719

Study finds lower stress, depression levels in mothers of children with autism by improving relationships

Case Western Reserve University

The study examined the effects of this technique in a small experimental research study involving 28 preschool-aged children with autism and their parents in Saudi Arabia.

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31-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Brain Protein Mutation From Child with Autism Causes Autism-Like Behavioral Changes in Mice

Article ID: 716278

Brain Protein Mutation From Child with Autism Causes Autism-Like Behavioral Changes in Mice

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A de novo gene mutation that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of mice. These mice then showed severe alterations of specific behaviors that closely resemble those seen in human autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.

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23-Jul-2019 4:55 PM EDT

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