Day: November 15, 2017

Spectrumnews.org: In autism, food quirks show up in social brain areas

Spectrumnews.org: In autism, food quirks show up in social brain areas

Fraught food: Many children with autism are picky eaters, though it’s unclear why.

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Young adults with autism who have intense sensitivity to taste show increased activation in social areas of the brain when they taste something sweet or look at pictures of food.

The results suggest that taste sensitivity

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Bemidjipioneer.com: Meeting on services for children with autism Monday in Bemidji

Bemidjipioneer.com: Meeting on services for children with autism Monday in Bemidji

The meeting is one of three around the state that will focus on services available through Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare for children, youth and young adults younger than 21 with autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive information about the Early

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Spectrumnews.org: Billions of neuronal junctions make up new 'synaptome' map

Spectrumnews.org: Billions of neuronal junctions make up new 'synaptome' map

Mind the gap: Abnormalities in proteins at synapses are implicated in autism.

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Researchers have charted billions of synapses in the mouse brain and sorted them by type, according to unpublished findings presented today at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

They

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Image.ie: What Happens When A Comedian Has Two Daughters With Autism

Image.ie: What Happens When A Comedian Has Two Daughters With Autism

Award-winning comedian-turned- author, Aidan Comerford tells Sophie White how letting go of one lifelong dream helped him realise what he really wanted for his future

Running late to meet Aidan Comerford is a really stressful, stressful thing. Not only because his life sounds insane, off-the-charts in the busy scale, but also

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Eurekalert.org: A polymer 'love hormone' sensor for the early detection of autism

Eurekalert.org: A polymer 'love hormone' sensor for the early detection of autism

IMAGE: Small amounts of oxytocin, one of the biomarkers of autism, can be detected by a new chemical sensor, designed and fabricated at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish… view more 

Credit: IPC PAS, Grzegorz Krzyzewski

A polymer ‘love hormone’ sensor for the early detection of autism

Is

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Video:Fathering Autism- YouTube Doesn’t Like Autism | Nonverbal Communication | Fathering Autism Vlogs

Video:Fathering Autism- YouTube Doesn’t Like Autism | Nonverbal Communication | Fathering Autism Vlogs

YouTube doesn’t like autism or autistic being used in video descriptions. Every video I upload gets flagged as not being advertiser friendly and thus demonetized. The only thing each video has in common is the description and title have either “autism” or “autistic” in them. Aside from the impact it has on my YouTube channel, it’s not helping us with our goal of autism awareness either.
Abbie had some aggressive nonverbal communication today. Some days her communication is better than others. Today was a good day for it.

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Spectrumnews.org: Technology from 'Harry Potter' movies brings brain into focus

Spectrumnews.org: Technology from 'Harry Potter' movies brings brain into focus

The same techniques that generate images of smoke, clouds and fantastic beasts in movies can render neurons and brain structures in fine-grained detail.

Two projects presented yesterday at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C., gave attendees a sampling of what these powerful technologies can do.

“These are

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Video:Autism Research Institute- Addressing Symptoms of PANS and POTS Nutritionally

Video:Autism Research Institute- Addressing Symptoms of PANS and POTS Nutritionally

Learn about evidence-based nutritional support for ASD patients with comorbid diagnoses including Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

No continuing education is available but free certificates of participation are offered upon successful completion of a brief knowledge quiz after the webinar at: https://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=h6j5a0a7ceb5d22e

This webinar is made possible in part by a generous grant from Local 25, Boston Teamsters.

Presenter:
Vicki Kobliner MS RDN is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with years of expertise in applying a functional approach to nutrition. She develops individualized plans for clients which are designed to promote wellness, prevent disease and rebalance underlying nutritional impairments. A key element of this approach is the optimization of digestive function. Research shows that impairments in this critical nutritional pathway can have a far reaching impact on our brain, immune, detoxification, and other seemingly unrelated systems. Vicki has extensive experience in using dietary modification, appropriate supplementation and functional lab testing to achieve optimal wellness.

Vicki has extensive experience using gluten-free, dairy free, low allergen, GFCF, SCD, GAPS, FODMAPS, and other appropriate diets to reduce inflammation and promote healthy digestive function . She has contributed her expertise to www.gfcfdiet.com and worked with schools to develop a whole foods approach to student meal planning. She lectures frequently, both locally and nationally, on topics such as autism, special diets for food allergies and intolerances, healthy pregnancy planning and choosing appropriate nutritional supplementation. She has appeared on television and video. Vicki is a contributing author to the books A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children and Essential Remedies for Women’s Health.

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Forbes.com: Growing Evidence For A Link Between Gender Dysphoria And Autism Spectrum Disorders

Forbes.com: Growing Evidence For A Link Between Gender Dysphoria And Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Mounting evidence over the last decade points to increased rates of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and autism traits among children and adults with gender dysphoria, or incongruence between a person’s experienced or expressed gender and the gender assigned to them at birth. ASDs are characterized by difficulty with social

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