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Medicalnewstoday.com: Could poor protein trafficking be a factor in autism?

Medicalnewstoday.com: Could poor protein trafficking be a factor in autism?

A protein whose mutations are found in people with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions helps keep connections between neurons in the brain running smoothly.People with autism have a mutated protein that disrupts the connections between neurons.

Newly published research — led by Rockefeller University in New York City, NY —

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Medicalnewstoday.com: Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful'

Medicalnewstoday.com: Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful'

While one main risk gene may make an individual susceptible to autism or another neurodevelopmental disorder, it is the whole collection of associated changes in their DNA that decides whether they develop it and how severe it becomes.Researchers now know the importance of a family’s genetic background in predicting how

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Medicalnewstoday.com: Can these hormones provide the key to autism, schizophrenia?

Medicalnewstoday.com: Can these hormones provide the key to autism, schizophrenia?

People with neuropsychiatric disorders — such as schizophrenia and autism — often display, among other symptoms, impaired social behavior. To address this, researchers looked into the impact of two hormones on social attitudes.Can oxytocin and vasopressin help to regulate impaired social behavior?

In a new study, investigators at the University

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Medicalnewstoday.com: How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

Medicalnewstoday.com: How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

A new study investigates the relationship between autism, the immune system, gastrointestinal issues, and gut bacteria. The story is a complex one with many questions still remaining unanswered, but this latest project adds insight.A new study examines the communication lines between gut and brain.

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect 1

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Medicalnewstoday.com: What are the early signs of ADHD?

Medicalnewstoday.com: What are the early signs of ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition that affects behavior. It causes people to be hyperactive and impulsive. They may also be easily distracted and have difficulty concentrating or sitting still.

Known as ADHD, the condition is a mental health disorder that affects both adults and children and is recognized by

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Medicalnewstoday.com: New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy

Medicalnewstoday.com: New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy

Researchers led by those from Warwick University in the United Kingdom have developed a diagnosis test for autism that may predict it with an unprecedented level of accuracy.A new test may help physicians to diagnose autism in young children.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition that impacts cognition, behavior,

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Medicalnewstoday.com: Children with autism may benefit from being bilingual

Medicalnewstoday.com: Children with autism may benefit from being bilingual

In the first study of its kind, scientists show that bilingual children with autism spectrum disorders can switch mental gears more easily than those who can only speak one language.Being bilingual may improve cognitive flexibility in children with autism.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a growing concern in the United

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Medicalnewstoday.com: Supplements during pregnancy may reduce autism risk

Medicalnewstoday.com: Supplements during pregnancy may reduce autism risk

Whether certain supplements, taken before or during pregnancy, can reduce the risk of autism is a hotly debated question. A new large-scale study takes a fresh look.Could taking supplements during pregnancy reduce autism risk?

Autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) are believed to affect 1 in 68 children in the United States,

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