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Deccanchronicle.com: This protein sheds new light on autism and other brain disorders

Deccanchronicle.com: This protein sheds new light on autism and other brain disorders

Washington: Turns out, a protein that lingers too long on the membrane may compromise the connections, or synapses, between cells in the brain.

In a new study, Rockefeller scientist Mary E. Hatten and research associate Hourinaz Behesti demonstrated that the protein ASTN2 helps move proteins away from the membrane in

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Deccanchronicle.com: Young adults with autism face greater risk of depression

Deccanchronicle.com: Young adults with autism face greater risk of depression

Washington: Turns out, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), especially without an accompanying intellectual disability, were associated with greater risk for depression in young adults, compared to the general population and siblings without Autism spectrum disorders.

Mental health problems, including depression, are considered common in people with ASD. Understanding depression in people

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Deccanchronicle.com: Playing peek-a-boo with babies could reveal early signs of austim

Deccanchronicle.com: Playing peek-a-boo with babies could reveal early signs of austim

A new study reveals games like peek-a-boo and incy-wincy spider can help indicate signs of autism in babies, the Daily Mail reported.

Researchers from Birkbeck, University of London, University of Cambridge and University College London and King’s College London were part of the team that conducted the study.

For the

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Deccanchronicle.com: Presence of DDT in food reason for autism

Deccanchronicle.com: Presence of DDT in food reason for autism

Hyderabad: The reason for intellectual disability or autism is the presence of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) in the food chain which is found to affect a section of pregnant woman despite being banned in several countries, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. 

European countries and the United

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Deccanchronicle.com: Neurodevelopment disorder risk high for men: Study

Deccanchronicle.com: Neurodevelopment disorder risk high for men: Study

Washington: A recent study revealed that sex plays a major role in many neurological and psychiatric disorders like hypertension, diabetes, arthritis.

Depression and anxiety affect females more, while neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, early-onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity, affect more males.

Neurodevelopmental disorders is a disorder of brain

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Deccanchronicle.com: Online information on vaccines, autism is unreliable: Study

Deccanchronicle.com: Online information on vaccines, autism is unreliable: Study

Information about vaccines and autism available online can provide unreliable information based on old, ‘weak’ scientific studies, contributing to the rise in anti-vaccination sentiments, a study has found.

Researchers carried out a search for ‘vaccines autism’ and then analysed the results for the top 200 websites.

The study, published in

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Deccanchronicle.com: On World Autism Awareness Day, here are few things to know about the condition

Deccanchronicle.com: On World Autism Awareness Day, here are few things to know about the condition

Understanding autism is crucial to identifying it in people around us in order to be able to help them. While the world marks autism awareness day through different initiatives and dialogues around the conditions, how much do we really know about it?

With a number of misconceptions surrounding the conversation

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Deccanchronicle.com: World autism awareness day: A glimpse into the enigmatic world of autism

Deccanchronicle.com: World autism awareness day: A glimpse into the enigmatic world of autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (or ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition. Children with ASD have difficulty in making sense of the world around them due to difficulties with communication and social interaction.  They also have repetitive, restricted patterns of behavior and interests, as well as sensory hypersensitivities or hyposensitivities. Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Deccanchronicle.com: Praise may motivate young adults with autism to exercise more: Study

Deccanchronicle.com: Praise may motivate young adults with autism to exercise more: Study

Praise may motivate young adults with autism to exercise more, according to a study.

The research from the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) also found that praising people with autism by pre-recorded messages through iPhones and iPods shows promise for producing more exercise.

“As people with autism

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Deccanchronicle.com: Overweight women are 65% more likely to have kids with autism: Study

Deccanchronicle.com: Overweight women are 65% more likely to have kids with autism: Study

Researchers say obese or overweight women before have a higher risk of having children with autism, the Mirror reported.

A team from Northwestern University made the discovery. “Children born to mothers with a waist of 80 centimetres (31.5 inches) or more before pregnancy showed a 65% increase in the risk

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Deccanchronicle.com: British-Indian boy with cerebral palsy travels to US for revolutionary treatment

Deccanchronicle.com: British-Indian boy with cerebral palsy travels to US for revolutionary treatment

London: A seven-year-old Indian-origin boy who suffers from cerebral palsy left with his family for the US on Sunday for a revolutionary treatment that has the potential to improve the quality of his life and give hope to others with neurological disorders.

Jay Shetty suffers from a debilitating form of

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Deccanchronicle.com: Special skills come to the fore

Deccanchronicle.com: Special skills come to the fore

Kochi Marine Drive is literally a bibliophile’s paradise with crowds gathering at the venue of the ongoing Krithi International Festival of Books & Authors to browse through books with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Among more than 100 stalls, stands out the modest Autism Club featuring posters, magazines and books

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