Mother tells Trudeau autism care is a 'human rights issue'
A Nova Scotia activist and mother of a nine-year-old boy with severe autism asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his government's stance on a national autism strategy during his town hall meeting in Lower Sackville, N.S.
Happy Saturday! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers tech companies using persuasive design to get kids racking up more screen time, a new startup designed to help people find mental health care more quickly and affordably, how dating apps have the potential to be both helpful and hurtful, and more. Tech Companies Use ‘Persuasive Design’ to Get Us Hooked. Psychologists Say It’s Unethical: A new technique known as persuasive technology or persuasive design looks at how computers can change the way we thing and act, and big tech companies are employing mental health experts to use it — e...
Autism Research, EarlyView.
Objective: Considering the potential role of lymphocytes in the pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), we aimed to evaluate possible alterations of T cell pools in the lymphoid organs of an animal model of autism induced by valproic acid (VPA). Pregnant Swiss mice received a single intraperitoneal injection of 600 mg/kg of VPA (VPA group) or saline (control group) on day 11 of gestation. Male offspring were euthanized on postnatal day 60 for removal of thy muses, spleens, and a pool of inguinal, axillary and brachial lymph nodes. Cellularity was evaluated, and flow cytometry analysis was performed on cell ...
Leonardo Emberti Gialloreti, Paolo Curatolo
Miguel Á García-Cabezas, Helen Barbas, Basilis Zikopoulos
Epidiolex, a cannabis-derived medicine for epilepsy, will prompt federal regulatory changes that could crack open access to study the plant.
The level of DDT exposure to pregnant women correlates with an increased risk of autism in their children, according to a study in theAmerican Journal of Psychiatry. Medical News Today
Autism is a complex disorder with largely unknown causes.
ConclusionsWe provide pharmacological profiles of indenoisoquinoline-derived Top1 inhibitors as paternalUbe3a unsilencers. All 13 tested compounds were effective at unsilencing paternalUbe3a, although with variable efficacy and potency. Indotecan (LMP400) demonstrated a better pharmacological profile ofUbe3a unsilencing compared to our previous lead compound, topotecan. Taken together, indotecan and its structural analogues are potential AS therapeutics whose translational potential in AS treatment should be further assessed.
Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe how, as part of a national initiative led by NHS England and key partners, it is transforming lives by helping people with a learning disability, autism or both to live more independent and better quality lives in their own home rather than spending many years in hospital unnecessarily. Design/methodology/approach The methodology applied was to capture the real experience of a person with a learning disability, autism or both who successfully moved from long-term hospital care to home. This was achieved...