USC researchers find eight autism-related mutations in one gene

Researchers at the University of Southern California have identified the gene TRIO, which contains eight autism-related mutations in the one single gene.
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Authors: Lucchelli JP, Bertschy G Abstract Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is defined by the copresence of two core symptoms: alteration in social communication and repetitive behaviors and/or restricted interests. In ASD children and adults, irritability, self-injurious behavior (SIB), and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders- (ADHD-) like symptoms are regularly observed. In these situations, pharmacological treatments are sometimes used. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors- (SSRI-) based treatments have been the subject of several publications: case reports and controlled studies, both of which demons...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Case Rep Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions and ImplicationsThe results of this analysis suggest that while children diagnosed with CP and with access to stored CB differ from a broader population sample in terms of demographics, they have similar clinical severity and comorbidity profiles. As such, LUSTRE may serve as a valuable source of data for the characterization of individuals with CP, including individuals who have or will receive CB infusions.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Publication date: 14 July 2018Source: New Scientist, Volume 239, Issue 3186Author(s): Clare WilsonAutism often brings distinct cognitive strengths and now we are starting to find out why, Anna Remington tells Clare Wilson
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about one in 59 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A look at yearly data on the prevalence of ASD reveals that this figure is likely to get worse. Research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that the administration...
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Authors: Hamzawy MA, El-Ghandour YB, Abdel-Aziem SH, Ali ZH Abstract The aspect of treatment of autistic behaviour was investigated using valproic acid rat model of pregnant female rats. Two main groups (10 male rats/group) were treated for 6 days and then divided into six subgroups. The first group of normal rats was divided into three subgroups: (A) - control group, (B) - treated with camel milk (CAM; 2 mL/p.o) and (C) - treated with leptin (1000 µg/kg i.p) twice daily. The second group of autistic rats was randomly distributed into four subgroups as follows: (D) - positive control (autistics rats), ...
Source: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol Source Type: research
The objective of the current study was to assess whether social orienting skills predict ToM abilities in preschoolers by using two social orienting tasks (biological motion and face preference) and an implicit false belief task. A total of 38 children, aged 2–4 years, participated in this study. As expected, participants showed a social preference on both tasks measuring social orienting. More importantly, children’s performance on the face preference task predicted their performance on the false belief task, providing the first evidence for a link between social motivation and ToM in preschoolers.
Source: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
They showed up one evening, at my friend Eswar’s house. He was hosting a bunch of musicians that night, an impromptu concert. He himself was going to play the violin with his son. That in in itself was a good enough reason for us to be there, to see Sri — whom we’d known since he was little, who had befriended Nat because Nat tickled him – play the violin with his dad. Sri has autism, like Nat. This musical ability blew my mind. I didn’t even know the two women – clearly they were the teachers — were together. Elaine, was petite, with long dark hair and a violin tucked under her ch...
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Thread Starter Medicine hELP Follow 49 minutes ago 49m ago Quote: Originally Posted by Rys2243 I’m applying this year in October and so far I’ve done a medical students corse where I shadowed consultants in different departments but nothing else (that&rs...
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