Day: August 1, 2017

Spectrumnews.org: Anxiety, seizures mark mice with extra copy of autism gene

Spectrumnews.org: Anxiety, seizures mark mice with extra copy of autism gene

Motor muddle: Mice with surplus UBE3A may have subtle movement problems.

Mice with an extra copy of UBE3A, a gene linked to autism, have learning problems and anxiety, and are prone to seizures and fine-motor problems. Silencing the surplus gene, even as late as adulthood, alleviates the mice’s anxiety, researchers

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Marconews.com: Social mingling as therapy: Group of visiting children with autism spend time at Marco Y

Marconews.com: Social mingling as therapy: Group of visiting children with autism spend time at Marco Y

Behavior tech Andres Alvarez sits with Logan Nordin, one of the four children with autism who made a visit to the Y.(Photo: Submitted)

Progress is the magical word in behaviorists’ quest to make the lives of children with autism more normal.

Autism being, in the words of behavioral

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Spectrumnews.org: Mat with pressure sensors detects characteristic gait in dup15q syndrome

Spectrumnews.org: Mat with pressure sensors detects characteristic gait in dup15q syndrome

Moving targets: The footstep patterns of this 5-year-old girl with dup15q syndrome differ from those of her 3-year-old typically developing sister (below). Videos Courtesy Rujuta Bhatt and ProtoKinetics

Last Monday, Bhatt temporarily installed a mat at the family meeting. Bhatt’s team collected data from the 55 participants, ranging in age from

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People.com: Netflix's Atypical 'Goes Deep into the Magical World of the Mind of Someone with Autism'

People.com: Netflix's Atypical 'Goes Deep into the Magical World of the Mind of Someone with Autism'

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The moment he read the script, Atypical‘s Keir Gilchrist was immediately drawn to his now-starring role on the Netflix series. But compared to projects he’s worked on in the past, this one was a “huge challenge.”

Gilchrist, 24, stars as Sam — an 18-year-old young man on the

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