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A selection of stories from major news organisations and sites specialising in Autism and related subjects.

News-medical.net: Study: Broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in patients with brain disorders

News-medical.net: Study: Broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in patients with brain disorders

June 22, 2018

Unable to carry signals based on sights and sounds to the genes that record memories, a broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in patients with intellectual disability, schizophrenia, and autism.

This is the implication of a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and published

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Sciencedaily.com: Scientists solve the case of the missing subplate, with wide implications for brain science

Sciencedaily.com: Scientists solve the case of the missing subplate, with wide implications for brain science

The disappearance of an entire brain region should be cause for concern. Yet, for decades scientists have calmly maintained that one brain area, the subplate, simply vanishes during the course of human development. Recently, however, research has revealed genetic similarities between cells in the subplate and neurons implicated in autism

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News-medical.net: Researchers outline a connection between subplate neurons and brain disorders

News-medical.net: Researchers outline a connection between subplate neurons and brain disorders

June 22, 2018

The disappearance of an entire brain region should be cause for concern. Yet, for decades scientists have calmly maintained that one brain area, the subplate, simply vanishes during the course of human development. Recently, however, research has revealed genetic similarities between cells in the subplate and neurons

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News-medical.net: Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders

News-medical.net: Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders

By Sally Robertson, BScJune 22, 2018

A new study conducted by Spanish researchers has shown that psychiatric disorders, but not non-psychiatric neurological disorders have a shared genetic basis.

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The finding, which was recently published in Science, could help researchers improve the classification, diagnosis and treatment

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Msn.com: Autism linked to diabetes

Msn.com: Autism linked to diabetes

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New research has found mothers with diabetes – of any type – are more likely to have kids with autism.

Researchers at California healthcare company Kaiser Permanente looked at health

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Msn.com: The Popcorn Company That's Creating Jobs for Adults With Autism

Msn.com: The Popcorn Company That's Creating Jobs for Adults With Autism

© iStock The Popcorn Company That’s Creating Jobs for Adults With Autism

A New Jersey-based gourmet popcorn company is dedicating its profits to creating new employment “popportunities” for adults on the autism spectrum, A Plus reports.

Popcorn for the People, founded by Rutgers University professor Dr. Barbie Zimmerman-Bier and her

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News-medical.net: Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseases

News-medical.net: Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseases

June 21, 2018

A massive undertaking by the Brainstorm Consortium to analyze the genomes of nearly 900,000 people has revealed important insights into the genetic overlap among some psychiatric diseases, as well as among personality traits. Here, Verneri Anttila and colleagues sought to explore the genetic underpinning of 25 brain

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Sciencedaily.com: Link found between neurotransmitter imbalance, brain connectivity in those with autism

Sciencedaily.com: Link found between neurotransmitter imbalance, brain connectivity in those with autism

One in 59 children in the United States lives with a form of autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The signs of autism begin in early childhood and can affect individuals differently. However, many with autism share similar symptoms, including difficulties with social communication.

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News-medical.net: Our brains perceive wrinkles around the eyes as more sincere emotions, shows research

News-medical.net: Our brains perceive wrinkles around the eyes as more sincere emotions, shows research

June 12, 2018

Researchers at Western University have shown that our brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions. This eye-wrinkle feature, called the Duchenne marker, occurs across multiple facial expressions, including smiles, expressions associated with pain, and –as found by

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Sciencedaily.com: How to build a brain: Discovery answers evolutionary mystery

Sciencedaily.com: How to build a brain: Discovery answers evolutionary mystery

Researchers at King’s College London have discovered a fundamental process by which brains are built, which may have profound implications for understanding neurodevelopmental conditions like autism and epilepsy.

The study, published in Nature and funded by the Wellcome Trust, also answers an evolutionary mystery about how the delicate balance between

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Sciencedaily.com: Gene linked to intellectual ability affects memory replay in mice

Sciencedaily.com: Gene linked to intellectual ability affects memory replay in mice

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science in Japan have discovered that a gene associated with human intellectual ability is necessary for normal memory formation in mice. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the study shows that mice with only one copy of the gene replay shorter fragments of their previous

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Sciencedaily.com: how the brain maintains attentional focus during eye movements

Sciencedaily.com: how the brain maintains attentional focus during eye movements

A Montana State University neuroscientist who studies vision and visual attention has published research that reveals how the brain maintains attention on an object even while the eyes are making many rapid, voluntary movements. This research seeks to answer fundamental questions that could eventually lead to new treatments or therapies

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News-medical.net: Study: Antipsychotic treatment increases body fat and decreases insulin sensitivity in youth

News-medical.net: Study: Antipsychotic treatment increases body fat and decreases insulin sensitivity in youth

June 14, 2018

The prevalence of childhood obesity has more than tripled from 1971 to 2011 and is now at epidemic proportions, contributing to rising rates of type 2 diabetes in youths. A new study is the first to show that even short-term treatment with antipsychotic medications commonly prescribed off-label

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News-medical.net: Study finds more information about how gene linked to ASD affects the brain

News-medical.net: Study finds more information about how gene linked to ASD affects the brain

June 18, 2018

New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing brain, and its loss can harm those connections to help fuel the complex developmental condition.

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical

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Sciencedaily.com: Scientists learn more about how gene linked to autism affects brain

Sciencedaily.com: Scientists learn more about how gene linked to autism affects brain

New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing brain, and its loss can harm those connections to help fuel the complex developmental condition.

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center report in

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