Day: May 16, 2018

Independent.co.uk: Prehistoric autism helped produce much of the world's earliest great art, study says

Independent.co.uk: Prehistoric autism helped produce much of the world's earliest great art, study says

Much of the world’s earliest great art is likely to have been created by gifted early humans on the autism spectrum, new research by British scientists suggests.

Archaeologists working in conjunction with autism experts have concluded that humans were able to produce the first realistic art some 33,000 years ago

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Sciencedaily.com: Details of brain networks in autism

Sciencedaily.com: Details of brain networks in autism

A CAMH study analyzing more than 1,000 brain scans reveals surprising new insights into brain networks in people with autism, after applying a new personalized approach to brain mapping.

Autism is a complex, lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that affects more than one in 100 people — so understanding these brain networks

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Sciencedaily.com: Gene disruption signals cerebral palsy and autism link

Sciencedaily.com: Gene disruption signals cerebral palsy and autism link

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered a genetic signal common to both cerebral palsy and autism.

The finding comes from the first large-scale study of gene expression in children with cerebral palsy.

The researchers, from the University’s Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group in the Robinson Research Institute, also showed

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Sciencedaily.com: New research shows that children with autism are able to create imaginary friends

Sciencedaily.com: New research shows that children with autism are able to create imaginary friends

Playing with an imaginary companion (IC) helps children learn essential social skills such as empathy with other people. It is often believed that autistic youngsters are incapable of creating pretend play pals — a further hindrance to their development of emotional understanding.

But now a project headed by a University

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Sciencedaily.com: Vasopressin a possible biomarker for social deficits in autism

Sciencedaily.com: Vasopressin a possible biomarker for social deficits in autism

One of the characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorder is reduced social ability. It’s difficult to study the possible causes of social impairment in children, but a new study shows that rhesus macaques with low sociability also had low levels of the peptide vasopressin in cerebrospinal fluid, as did

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News-medical.net: Researchers discover genetic signal common to cerebral palsy and autism

News-medical.net: Researchers discover genetic signal common to cerebral palsy and autism

May 10, 2018

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered a genetic signal common to both cerebral palsy and autism.

The finding comes from the first large-scale study of gene expression in children with cerebral palsy.

The researchers, from the University’s Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group in the Robinson Research

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News-medical.net: Study reveals the genetics underlying cerebral palsy and autism

News-medical.net: Study reveals the genetics underlying cerebral palsy and autism

By Sally Robertson, BScMay 10, 2018

Researchers from the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide have uncovered a genetic signal that is common to both cerebral palsy and autism.

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The study was the first large-scale analysis of gene expression in children with cerebral palsy. It demonstrated

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Dollarsandsense.sg: Autism In Singapore: How Much Can Parents Expect To Spend On Their Autistic Child During Preschooling Years

Dollarsandsense.sg: Autism In Singapore: How Much Can Parents Expect To Spend On Their Autistic Child During Preschooling Years

This article was contributed to us by Julia Chan. Information and views shared in this article are based on her own personal experience.

In a 2016 article, TODAY reported a jump in pre-schoolers diagnosed with developmental issues, including autism. Increasingly, Singaporeans are also gaining more awareness about autism and

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