Day: January 20, 2018

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “So, Elaine.  Are you going to dance this year?”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “So, Elaine. Are you going to dance this year?”

I’d like to take a moment to share something important to me.  I’m surprised it’s come up, but at least now I know I need to do this.  If you encounter someone dancing to an internal rhythm, the proper etiquette is to stop what you’re doing, pick up the beat, and join in.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a good dancer.  Be cool enough to dance, anyway.  The only way you can fail at

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Bioengineer.org: Whole genome sequencing identifies new genetic signature for autism

Bioengineer.org: Whole genome sequencing identifies new genetic signature for autism

Credit: Turner et al./Cell 2017

Autism has genetic roots, but most cases can’t be explained by current genetic tests.

Now, patterns found in autistic children’s genomes – the complete set of genetic instructions inside cells – have revealed a new genetic signature for the disorder. The signature helps explain cases

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9news.com.au: Man charged with stealing fundraising money for autistic boy from father's funeral

9news.com.au: Man charged with stealing fundraising money for autistic boy from father's funeral

A man has been charged after stealing fundraising money for a four-year-old autistic boy from his father’s funeral at a Melbourne church.

The money, estimated to amount to around $4,000, was allegedly snatched up as the father’s casket was being carried from the Avondale Heights church last Friday.

The 57-year-old

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Wboi.org: Movement Biomarker Could Help In Autism Diagnosis

Wboi.org: Movement Biomarker Could Help In Autism Diagnosis

A recently published study that Indiana University researchers co-authored provides the best evidence yet that movement could be used as a biomarker or a physical measurement that doctors can use to diagnosis. The findings focus on autism.

Diagnosing autism remains dependent on a subjective assessment of a person’s symptoms. IU physics

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Bioengineer.org: Untapped region in brain cell offers goldmine of drug targets for new autism treatments

Bioengineer.org: Untapped region in brain cell offers goldmine of drug targets for new autism treatments

IMAGE: UCLA scientists discovered a treasure trove of drug targets for new autism therapies in this part of the cell.

Credit: Martin lab/UCLA

UCLA scientists have discovered that an overlooked region in brain cells houses a motherlode of mutated genes previously tied to autism. Recently published in Neuron, the finding

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