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Spectrumnews.org: Federal chokehold on marijuana stymies studies on epilepsy, autism

Spectrumnews.org: Federal chokehold on marijuana stymies studies on epilepsy, autism

Shaun Hussain

Director of the Infantile Spasms Program, University of California, Los Angeles

A few years ago, I began to see children in my practice who seemingly responded to marijuana-derived extracts. And as a result, I grew cautiously optimistic that these extracts might be good treatments for the condition.

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Spectrumnews.org: Spotted around the web: Week of 3 September 2018

Spectrumnews.org: Spotted around the web: Week of 3 September 2018

Spotted around the web: Week of 3 September 2018 | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Spotted A roundup of autism papers and media mentions you may have missed.

WEEK OFSeptember 3rd Research roundup Research focused on effective depression treatments for autistic people is sadly lacking. Current Psychiatry Reports In 12-month-old babies,

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Spectrumnews.org: The link between antidepressants and autism, explained

Spectrumnews.org: The link between antidepressants and autism, explained

Among the many things a woman is supposed to avoid when pregnant are antidepressants, particularly a subtype of the drugs that some studies have linked to an increased risk of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Yet the evidence linking antidepressants to autism is thin. And untreated depression is dangerous for

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Spectrumnews.org: How a 'pacemaker' for the brain could ease autism traits

Spectrumnews.org: How a 'pacemaker' for the brain could ease autism traits

André Fenton

Professor, New York University

The ability scientists have to manipulate genes has spawned new treatments for cancer and other illnesses. But it has also fostered an obsession with understanding the human body down to its most fundamental building blocks. This granular focus on molecules may at times

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Spectrumnews.org: Family ties: Sabatini brothers crack codes that may underlie autism

Spectrumnews.org: Family ties: Sabatini brothers crack codes that may underlie autism

Late one October night in 2016, a group of friends set up recording equipment in a hotel lobby and settled in for three hours of wine-fueled banter about a so-called ‘elixir of life.’ The group comprised the molecular biologist David Sabatini, biologist Navdeep Chandel, a physician named Peter Attia, and

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Spectrumnews.org: Proposed revisions to global diagnostic manual for autism raise concerns

Spectrumnews.org: Proposed revisions to global diagnostic manual for autism raise concerns

Sound control: The latest draft of an international diagnostic manual includes no mention of the sensory issues many autistic people have.

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The proposed new version of the global manual for diagnosing medical conditions gets many things right about autism — but some items diverge from the

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Spectrumnews.org: Inconsistent prevalence estimates highlight studies' flaws

Spectrumnews.org: Inconsistent prevalence estimates highlight studies' flaws

Eric Fombonne

Professor, Oregon Health and Science University

The lore about autism is that prevalence rates are rising — leading many people to call it, misleadingly, an ‘epidemic.’ Even among scientists, many assume that the largest prevalence estimates are the most accurate.

But epidemiologists know that the prevalence depends

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Spectrumnews.org: Complications during pregnancy may contribute to autism risk

Spectrumnews.org: Complications during pregnancy may contribute to autism risk

Premature puzzle: Autism rates are elevated among children born well before their due date.

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High blood pressure or abnormal bleeding during pregnancy, as well as complications such as cesarean delivery or preterm birth, may all increase the risk of autism, two new studies suggest1,2. And

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