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Mount Sinai Study to Characterize Rare Neurodevelopmental Disorder Tied to Autism

Researchers seek to transform understanding of and inform precision treatment approaches to newly identified syndrome

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Scientists Identify First Brain Cells That Respond to Sound

A new study is the first to identify a mechanism that could explain an early link between sound input and cognitive function, often called the “Mozart effect.”

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Study: Parents’ Reports of Children’s Autism Symptoms Differ by Race

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Racial differences in parents’ reports of concerns about their child’s development to healthcare providers may contribute to delayed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in black children, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

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Autism and the Smell of Fear

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Noam Sobel has found that persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurotypical persons reacted differently to the "smell of fear" and "calm sweat" - in fact, they reacted in opposite ways.

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Video Game Improves Balance in Youth with Autism

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Playing a video game that rewards participants for holding various “ninja” poses could help children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve their balance, according to a recent study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Preemies Activism, Craniofacial Conditions, New Therapy Lessons, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

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Potential New Autism Drug Shows Promise in Mice

NitroSynapsin is intended to restore an electrical signaling imbalance in the brain found in virtually all forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Breakthrough Research Suggests Potential Treatment for Autism, Intellectual Disability

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A research team has identified the pathological mechanism for a certain type of autism and intellectual disability by creating a genetically modified mouse. They are hopeful it could eventually lead to a therapeutic fix.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Lending Late Neurons a Helping Hand

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University of Geneva researchers have discovered that delayed neuronal migration in the foetus causes behavioural disorders comparable to autism.







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