Day: August 23, 2017

News-medical.net: Researchers use small molecule to relieve symptoms of Rett syndrome in mouse model

News-medical.net: Researchers use small molecule to relieve symptoms of Rett syndrome in mouse model

August 23, 2017

Vanderbilt University researchers have relieved symptoms of Rett syndrome in a mouse model with a small molecule that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical circuit.

This is the second compound developed by the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD) that relieves Rett syndrome-associated symptoms

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Ocregister.com: Tarbut V'Torah students, film teacher tackle documentary on autism

Ocregister.com: Tarbut V'Torah students, film teacher tackle documentary on autism

Rachel Weinberg on location filming “Jackson,” a documentary about a student with autism, produced by students at Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School. (Photo courtesy of Christina Lee)

Michelle Glickman and Daniel Gillman on location filming “Jackson,” a documentary about a student with autism, produced by students at Tarbut V’Torah

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Spectrumnews.org: Whole genomes may power search for autism risk factors

Spectrumnews.org: Whole genomes may power search for autism risk factors

Group discovery: Sequences from families that have a single child with autism can reveal spontaneous mutations.

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Scientists this week announced the release of nearly 7,000 whole-genome sequences from a collection of families that each have one child with autism and unaffected family members.

The release brings the

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Ireachcontent.com: R82 Scallop Designer Keira Gwynn is Featured Guest on Autism Live Program

Ireachcontent.com: R82 Scallop Designer Keira Gwynn is Featured Guest on Autism Live Program

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Convaid | R82 will be the featured guest on next week’s episode of Autism Live, an interactive web talk show hosted by Shannon Penrod that provides support, resources, information, facts, entertainment and inspiration to parents, teachers and practitioners working with children on the

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Video:The Aspie World- AUTISM AND PROCESSED FOOD – Aspergers And Junk Food | The Aspie World

Video:The Aspie World- AUTISM AND PROCESSED FOOD – Aspergers And Junk Food | The Aspie World

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A big welcome into my life! I am a Dan from the UK and I have Aspergers Syndrome. #Aspergers Syndrome or #ASD is a form of Autism, often referred to as High Functioning Autism or #Autism Spectrum Disorder. I video every day of my life and upload videos for you to come along with me.

I also have help videos for helping people get a diagnosis of Autism or Aspergers Syndrome, and also some advise and help for anyone who is friends, partners or loved ones who suffer from Autism or Aspergers Syndrome and just about anyone on the Autism Spectrum.

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Short history on me

I was diagnosed with ASD (Asperger’s Syndrome) when I was 26 years old, after experiencing life with Autism that was unknown to me for 26 years.

Now I enjoy all things in life with my dog Randell and my girlfriend Naomi, we try and help and educate anyone and everyone on Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome however and wherever we can. I also have a BSc in Chemistry (degree).

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HELPFUL LINKS:
National Autistic Society : http://www.autism.org.uk/
Action For Aspergers: https://www.actionforaspergers.org/
Autism Society: http://www.autism-society.org/
US Autism & Aspergers Association: http://www.usautism.org/
National Autistic Society AS: http://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asperger.aspx

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News-medical.net: Antipsychotics commonly prescribed to adults with IDD, study finds

News-medical.net: Antipsychotics commonly prescribed to adults with IDD, study finds

August 23, 2017

Antipsychotic medication is frequently being prescribed to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), often without a psychiatric diagnosis, a new study conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) has found.

IDD includes diagnoses such as Down

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Healthday.com: Does Autism Risk Reside in Cells' Energy Engines?

Healthday.com: Does Autism Risk Reside in Cells' Energy Engines?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Mitochondria, the power plants of human cells, may play a significant role in autism risk, new research suggests.

Not only that, ancient human migration patterns may have predisposed some groups to a greater risk for the developmental disorder, the scientists added.

“Our findings

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Medindia.net: Mitochondrial Genetic Patterns Associated With Autism

Medindia.net: Mitochondrial Genetic Patterns Associated With Autism

Highlights:Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cells, generating energy for various cellular functions Scientists have suggested a possible link between variations in mitochondrial DNA and autism The theory could change the approach to the development of treatments for autism Scientists have suggested that alterations in the mitochondrial DNA that were

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Hamlethub.com: Kennedy Center Receives an Autism Speaks Swimming & Water Safety Scholarship Award

Hamlethub.com: Kennedy Center Receives an Autism Speaks Swimming & Water Safety Scholarship Award

Bridgeport, CT – Swimming is a fun activity that most children learn at an early age.  However, swimming in a traditional program has been a challenge for many youth with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).  As drowning is the number cause of death for children with autism, it is imperative that children

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Genengnews.com: Autism Linked to Mitochondrial DNA Variation, Possible Cause Gains Traction

Genengnews.com: Autism Linked to Mitochondrial DNA Variation, Possible Cause Gains Traction

Looking beyond the nuclear genome, researchers have found further evidence that the nearby mitochondrial genome, often overlooked, could be an underlying cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study reported an association between ancient mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variants and ASD and was published August 23 in JAMA Psychiatry.

“What we discovered

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Prnewswire.com: Altered Mitochondria Associated with Increased Autism Risk

Prnewswire.com: Altered Mitochondria Associated with Increased Autism Risk

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mitochondria, the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, may play a key role in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A provocative new study by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)’s pioneering mitochondrial medicine team suggests that variations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) originating during

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Video:invisible i- Fish and Freaky Fibromyalgia | invisiVLOG

Video:invisible i- Fish and Freaky Fibromyalgia | invisiVLOG

Not all disabilities are visible.

My name is Katy and I have Asperger’s Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I try and post regular videos about my lifestyle and experiences whilst learning to live with my diversities and disabilities.

Hope you come along for the ride!

*Disclaimer – I am not an expert and have no formal training. Anything that I speak about is purely from my own experience and my own research. Please seek the help of a healthcare professional if you are concerned about your health*

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My lovely channel art is designed by Tracy Henderson from Aspie Doodles – Check out her other work and etsy store here : https://www.etsy.com/shop/AspieDoodles

Helpful links :
National Autistic Society : http://www.autism.org.uk/
Fibromyalgia info page : http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/conditions/fibromyalgia.aspx
HeadsMeds (Mental Health Medication info) : http://www.headmeds.org.uk/
Young Minds (Mental Health Support) : http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Tourette’s Action : http://www.tourettes-action.org.uk/

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Blog:The Silent Wave- Autistic retrospect

Blog:The Silent Wave- Autistic retrospect

A year and four months later, I’ve come to realize that I shouldn’t have put off starting this blog. 

When I first began to suspect that I might be on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, I felt like blogging about it right away.  Instead, I waited for a month, doing my research, making sure I had my ducks in a row, and all that.

But there was a lot of processing going on behind the scenes.  These

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Buzzfeed.com: A Mom Has Been Charged For Killing The Teenage Daughter She Gave Up For Adoption As A Baby

Buzzfeed.com: A Mom Has Been Charged For Killing The Teenage Daughter She Gave Up For Adoption As A Baby

In November, Rebecca Ruud, a 39-year-old woman living with her boyfriend in Theodosia, Missouri, was asked to care for her biological daughter, 16-year-old Savannah Leckie, who she had placed for adoption as a baby.

The adoptive mother, Tamile Leckie-Montague, had raised the girl from when she was an infant in

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Pcmag.com: At This VFX Studio, Artists With Autism Make Magic for Marvel

Pcmag.com: At This VFX Studio, Artists With Autism Make Magic for Marvel

California’s San Fernando Valley is full of visual effects post-production studios, many working under contract for Marvel. One of them, Exceptional Minds, has artists who are all on the autism spectrum.

It’s genius when you think about it: people with autism often possess extraordinary attention to detail, advanced visual recall,

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