MEG helmet enables 3D functional brain imaging in kids

Researchers from the U.K. have retooled their prototype magnetoencephalography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D MRI captures changes to fetal head during birth MEG might be new way to evaluate concussions MEG helmet could advance brain imaging MEG shows slow response in autistic kids
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Conclusions: Results indicate that maternal thyroid conditions are associated with increased ASD risk in progeny, but suggestively not due to direct effects of thyroid hormones. Instead, factors that influence maternal thyroid function could have etiologic roles in ASD through pathways independent of maternal gestational thyroid hormones and thus be unaffected by medication treatment. Factors known to disrupt thyroid function should be examined for possible involvement in ASD etiology.
Source: Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Women’s Health Source Type: research
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often behaviorally hyper-reactive to light touch, but it is unclear to what degree this arises from a fundamental sensory difference vs. higher order systems for attention or emotion processing. Thus far, experimental findings for light touch detection are mixed, and few previous studies have independently considered sensitivity (the ability to discriminate signal from noise) and decision criterion (the overall response bias or tendency to answer “yes” or “no” in a detection task). We tested a large sample of children, adolescents, and adults with ...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
In addition to all the worry and uncertainty in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanessa Coens is concerned about her two boys with autism regressing during this period of self-isolation.
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Autistic individuals experience elevated risk for suicide ideation, attempts, and deaths. Little is known about how clinicians assess risk or intervene with suicidal autistic individuals. We surveyed 121 clinicians about use of suicide prevention practices...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
hello all!! I am just looking for any advice/guidance I can get. But my plan didn’t work out this year so I am planning on re-applying in 2021. My undergraduate GPA is 3.5 and science is 3.2. And I got 497 on MCAT. I am definitely going to retake the MCAT. I am trying to figure out how to best stay productive and use the next two years to my advantage to set my application apart. I currently work at a great company as a registered behavioral technician with children with autism. I am... GAP YEAR advice please!!!
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Re-Applicants [ MD / DO ] Source Type: forums
(Society for Neuroscience) New research in JNeurosci explores how a particular region of the brainstem might explain differences in attention in people with autism.
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that are highly heterogeneous in clinical symptoms as well as etiologies. Mutations in SHANK2 are associated with ASD and accordingly, Sha...
Source: Molecular Brain - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Short report Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2020Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Volume 74Author(s): Hiran Thabrew, Anisha Viswanathan, Matthew Eggleston, Stephanie Moor, David Chinn
Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Across California, thousands of families are now forced to care for severely disabled loved ones at home, including some with serious autism.
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Virtanen Depression and anxiety are associated with unemployment and disability pension, while autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is less studied. We aimed to first identify unemployment trajectories among young adults with and without ASD, and then to examine their social determinants. Finally, we used the trajectories as determinants for subsequent disability pension. We used a population-based cohort, including 814 people who were 19–35 years old, not on disability pension, and who had their ASD diagnosis between 2001 and 2009. A matched reference population included 22,013 people with no record of mental di...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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