Tag: autism

February 2019
News

Changes to Canada autism program could do more harm than good

by ,  /  15 February 2019

The Ontario, Canada, government recently announced its intentions to overhaul the Ontario Autism Program, but the changes could leave autistic children without supports.

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News / Toolbox

Stabilizing head mold leads to sharper brain images

by  /  15 February 2019

A customizable Styrofoam mold minimizes head movements during brain scans, enabling researchers to produce clearer images.

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News

‘Editing’ of RNA may play sizeable role in autism

by  /  14 February 2019

People with autism may show scant activity in a poorly understood molecular process thought to regulate gene expression.

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Gabin and his father at home in Paris.
Features / Deep Dive

Europe’s race to ramp up genetic tests for autism

by  /  13 February 2019

Many countries in Europe are reckoning with the growing demand for genetic tests for autistic people — and the accompanying ethical and scientific considerations.

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Baby with sensors on it's chest for an EKG, or ECG
News

Nerves that control heart rate may contribute to autism

by  /  13 February 2019

The part of the nervous system that regulates heart rate and breathing may be involved in autism.

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headshots of Connie Kasari, Matthew Seigel, Carol Greenburg, Benjamin Alexander, and Deborah Fein
Opinion / Cross Talk

What defines ‘success’ for autism treatments?

12 February 2019

Three autism researchers and two autistic people describe how they define a successful therapy for the condition.

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girl in medical setting
News

Psychotropic drugs frequently prescribed for autistic people

by  /  11 February 2019

About one in three autistic people in the United Kingdom is prescribed drugs designed to alter brain function.

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News

Unvaccinated teenagers fight for right to immunization

by ,  /  11 February 2019

More and more children whose parents refuse to vaccinate are discovering as teenagers that their bodies are at the center of a roiling tug-of-war between science and pseudoscience.

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U.S. measles outbreak sends hesitant families scrambling for vaccines

by ,  /  8 February 2019

Demand for measles vaccine has surged in the Washington county where the highly contagious virus is linked to more than 50 confirmed illnesses this year — including among people who had previously shunned the shots.

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Child walking with sensors on in motion capture test.
News / Toolbox

Walking in virtual environment may reveal unique autism gait

by  /  8 February 2019

A two-belt treadmill attached to a specialized display suggests that people with autism have a distinct walking style.

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