Month: August 2017

Spectrumnews.org: Spheres of cells reveal which drugs can enter brains

Spectrumnews.org: Spheres of cells reveal which drugs can enter brains

Model behavior: Spheres that mimic the blood-brain barrier are wrapped in endothelial cells (green), which line blood vessels in the brain.

Courtesy of Choi-Fong Cho / Brigham & Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School

A new method reveals which drugs can cross the cellular barrier that separates the brain from the

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Irishtimes.com: Autism expert warns of dangers of creating teenage recluses who play video games

Irishtimes.com: Autism expert warns of dangers of creating teenage recluses who play video games

A US autism expert, who was diagnosed with the condition in the 1950s, has said there is a massive need for increased investment in Irish special needs education in order to prevent young people from ending up as “recluses in their rooms”.

Nine hundred parents and special needs assistants (SNAs)

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Poughkeepsiejournal.com: Inclusion activities abound in Dutchess County for those with special needs: Valley View

Poughkeepsiejournal.com: Inclusion activities abound in Dutchess County for those with special needs: Valley View

Participants embark on the one-mile run/walk on Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie for the 2017 Think Differently Dash.(Photo: Courtesy of Walkway Over the Hudson photographer Nin Lei)

Thousands of people will turn out this month for the familiar sights and sounds of the 172nd Dutchess County

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Dailyrecord.co.uk: Politicians call for action following cash crisis impact on child group in Perth and Kinross

Dailyrecord.co.uk: Politicians call for action following cash crisis impact on child group in Perth and Kinross

Politicians have called for a swift solution to Perth Autism Support’s troubles.

The PA understands that leading figures have already been in touch with Perth and Kinross Council over the current suspension of PAS activities, with councillors also offering their help to the group.

Among those urging action is Perth

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Timesleaderonline.com: New autism series planned to help parents

Timesleaderonline.com: New autism series planned to help parents

Photo by Linda Comins/ Leaders for a new informative series on autism spectrum disorders, from left, are Shelby Haines, director of special programs for Marshall County Schools; Marc Ellison, executive director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center; Dr. Judy Romano, director of Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics; and Sheila

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Dailyrecord.co.uk: Cash crisis hits key child autism service in Perth and Kinross

Dailyrecord.co.uk: Cash crisis hits key child autism service in Perth and Kinross

A vital support service used by hundreds of Perth and Kinross residents is facing closure because of a shortfall in funding.

Perth Autism Support needs around £120,000 to help keep its core work afloat after requests for financial support to Perth and Kinross Council and NHS Tayside were repeatedly turned

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Theintelligencer.net: New Wheeling Hospital Autism Series Aimed at Area Parents

Theintelligencer.net: New Wheeling Hospital Autism Series Aimed at Area Parents

A free series is being offered to help area parents navigate and understand their children’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.

The new monthly series is being presented by Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics Rehabilitation Services, Marshall County Schools and the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University.

A team

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Flaglerlive.com: Weekend Briefing: Home and Garden Show, DSC Enrollment Day, Surfers For Autism, GOP Kickoff

Flaglerlive.com: Weekend Briefing: Home and Garden Show, DSC Enrollment Day, Surfers For Autism, GOP Kickoff

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♦ August 17: The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly

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Thescottishsun.co.uk: Over 650 families in limbo after vital autism support service in Perth forced to close immediately

Thescottishsun.co.uk: Over 650 families in limbo after vital autism support service in Perth forced to close immediately

OVER 650 vulnerable children and their families have lost a vital support network after Perth Autism Support was forced to suspend services immediately.

The group are appealing for help to find £120,000 per year to continue assisting kids and parents affected by autism.

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Perth Autism Support

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Eurekalert.org: CAS scientists make autism advance using monkey model

Eurekalert.org: CAS scientists make autism advance using monkey model

Autism is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior or interests. The reported prevalence of autism has been rising worldwide. Due to the application of large-scale exome sequencing in recent years, hundreds of novel autism-associated genes have been identified.

Mutations in SHANK3

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