LearningRx reviews autism study

May 19, 2017 by

Autism more common in people whose brains are male-like A new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry indicates that it’s not just biological sex that determines a higher likelihood of autism, but also brain features that are more commonly found in male brains....

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LearningRx reviews autism link to high-risk babies

May 17, 2017 by

Algorithm predicts whether high-risk babies will develop autism A team of researchers from Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina have designed a process that uses MRI scans, a computer program and an algorithm to help predict whether a high-risk infant will go on to develop autism as a toddler....

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LearningRx reviews study on TB drug treating social issues of ASD...

Apr 11, 2017 by

TB drug may treat social impairments associated with ASD Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that the drug d-cycloserine, used to treat tuberculosis, boosted the function of an autism-related gene called PCDH10 and improved social impairments in the mice they were studying....

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LearningRx reviews study finding maternal flu not linked to autism...

Apr 3, 2017 by

A new Kaiser Permanente study published in JAMA Pediatrics did not find any association between a risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in offspring and influenza or the influenza vaccination during pregnancy....

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LearningRx reviews study on paternal age and ADHD/ASD risk

Apr 3, 2017 by

Paternal age may increase risk of offspring with ADHD or ASD New research indicates that paternal aging may exacerbate genetic risks in offspring, which may explain the rapid rise in the ratio of children with ASD or ADHD, as more men are having  children later in life....

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LearningRx reviews study on autism

Mar 23, 2017 by

Absence of one protein may explain 1 in 3 cases of autism Research published in Molecular Cell indicates that up to one-third of people with autism may be lacking a single protein in their brain, which could lead to new treatments for some....

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Low oxytocin may lead to low empathy in those with autism

Feb 27, 2017 by

Researchers examined patients with low level oxytocin, the hormone responsible for parenting bonding and romantic attachment, and concluding that low oxytocin may lead to low empathy....

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