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A paradoxical increase in oncogenic mutations, but a markedly reduced cancer risk in individuals with autism, may lead to cancer therapies being 'repurposed' to treat autism, say US scientists. Medscape Medical News
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Semin Hear 2018; 39: 321-333 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1666821This perspective explores common pediatric diagnoses that could present with central vestibular pathway dysfunction, leading to delays in motor development and postural control, and gaze instability. Specifically, the following diagnoses are considered: cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, vestibular migraine, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, developmental coordination disorder, concussion, childhood cancer, congenital muscular torticollis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and autism. Suggestions for clinical screening, vestibular function testing, and vestibula...
Source: Seminars in Hearing - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In a new study in mice, researchers have identified a key protein involved in the irregular brain cell activity seen in autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy. The protein, p53, is well-known in cancer biology as a tumor suppressor.
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Some are between jobs. Some people are between husbands. I’m between psychiatrists. Last week, I saw my psychiatrist of 19 years for the very last time. Unfortunately, he was retiring. Next week, I will see my new psychiatrist. I have to admit, I feel untethered. Something funny happened on the day of our last appointment. I was sitting in the waiting room, minding my own business. I was wearing a pair of extremely loud green, flowered pants. A woman who was also waiting in the waiting room, took one look at me and rolled her eyes dramatically. Her harsh judgement of me made me mad. This is what I wanted to blurt o...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Personal Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy Source Type: blogs
(University of Virginia Health System) A new technique for precisely targeting molecules within cells is paving the way for safer medicines that are free of side effects. Big benefits are expected in the battle against cancer, autism, Alzheimer's and more.
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Researchers from Cardiff University found that unnamed medications that stop the protein ERK2 reaching the brain reverse autism-like symptoms in mice and prevent the disorder in their offspring.
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Researchers from Cardiff University found that unnamed medications that stop the protein ERK2 reaching the brain reverse autism-like symptoms in mice and prevent the disorder in their offspring.
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BOSTON (CBS) – About seven-percent of autism cases have been linked to genetic abnormalities. Now researchers in the United Kingdom have been able to reverse a specific form of genetic autism in mice, promising for a subset of people with autism who are missing a piece of chromosome 16. Researchers found that certain drugs designed to fight cancer were able to reverse the autism symptoms in the affected mice by blocking a particular protein from reaching the brain. The hope is that these drugs could be used to treat children with this chromosomal abnormality soon after birth and to even treat adults with this fo...
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Scientists may have found a new treatment for a genetic form of autism; experiments in mice successfully reverse the condition using cancer trial drugs.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news
Belle Swersey knows firsthand how therapeutic horseback riding can be. The 7-year-old girl, who is in remission from a rare type of muscle cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma, has been using equine therapy to help ease her pain for the past 2 ½ years.
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