Effectiveness of the D-TERMINED Program of Repetitive Tasking for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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(JAMA Network) The risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was increased in children of mothers with the three main types of diabetes that complicate pregnancy, findings that add new information on type 1 diabetes and extend what is already known about type 2 and gestational diabetes.
This cohort study uses electronic health record data to examine associations between maternal diabetes (preexisting type 1, type 2, and gestational) and autism spectrum disorder in children.
AbstractAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication, along with repetitive and restrictive patterns of behaviors or interests. Normal brain development is crucial to behavior and cognition in adulthood. Abnormal brain development, such as synaptic and myelin dysfunction, is involved in the pathogenesis of ASD. Microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) are important in regulating the processes of brain development, including neuron production and synaptic formation, as well as myelination. Increasing evidence suggests that th...
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The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has received $2.257 million from Ralph, Shirley, Peter and Alison Shapiro to support four endowed chairs in the department of pediatrics.The chairs will help UCLA recruit and retain faculty in pediatrics who are focused on enhancing quality of life for children with cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental and behavioral challenges. The gift bolsters support for an endowed chair the Shapiros established earlier, and it will create three new additional term chairs that will benefit faculty for five-year terms.The original Shapiro Family Term Chair in Developmenta...
Authors: Russo L, Craig F, Ruggiero M, Mancuso C, Galluzzi R, Lorenzo A, Fanizza I, Trabacca A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Recent evidence suggests that impairments in social cognition are associated to the cognitive abilities needed to take several viewpoints in perceptual situations and body awareness. The aim of the current study was to investigate Visual Perspective Taking (VPT) and Body awareness performance in a group of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) compared with a group of children with Intellectual Disability (ID) and typically developing (TD) children. METHODS: Our groups were administered ...
One year after researchers published work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirmed its accuracy in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum.
Jocelyn V. Hull, Lisa B. Dokovna, Zachary J. Jacokes, Carinna M. Torgerson, Andrei Irimia, John Darrell Van Horn, the GENDAAR Research Consortium
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard researchers conducted the largest ever investigation into genetic links between 25 brain disorders. They delved into the genomes of one million patients.