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Google News Alert for: autism | Circa June 10, 2010

Thu, Jun 10, 2010, 9:35 PM | Google News Alert for: autism

Big study identifies new genes that may be involved in autism
Los Angeles Times (blog)
A large international consortium of authors (including some at UCLA) have identified new genes that appear to be involved in autism somehow. 
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Missouri gov signs bill mandating autism coverage
By JIM SALTER Tracy Fritz recalled the shock of learning her 3-year-old daughter, Louisa, had autism. Even worse, when the family found a therapy that had 
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State Senate bill requires insurance coverage of autism
Ithaca Journal
By Jon Campbell •Albany Bureau • June 10, 2010, 7:10 pm ALBANY — A bill that would require health-insurance providers to cover autism screenings, 
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TopNewsEarly born Babies at high risk of autism
Babies born one week early are at a larger risk of increasing health issues like deafness and autism, an investigation has revealed. 
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Schools must have autism training
Arizona Republic
The situation in the June 6 article “Diagnosis of Gilbert boy’s autism pits doctors vs. schools,” accurately depicts how unprepared public schools are in 
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Picnic connects families touched by autism
Lisa Ackerman is the executive director of Talk About Curing Autism, or TACA as it is known. Lisa’s son Jeff was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. 
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Increase Seen in Students with Autism
Burke Connection
By Julia O’Donoghue From 1997 to 2007, the number of students with autism in Fairfax County Public Schools rose 775 percent, according to School Board’s 
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Learn Practical Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorders (press release)
“How to Make Friends and Manage Feelings for Those with Autism Spectrum Disorders” will be presented in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 12, 2010 at the Oasis 
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Google Blogs Alert for: autism

Autism genes discovered. Cure, closer? – Rod Dreher
By Rod Dreher 
From the BBC: The largest ever genetic study into autism has identified many more new genes involved in the disorder. Oxford researchers writing in the journal Nature hope now to establish whether genetic tests can help in making early 
Rod Dreher –
H5N1: Autism and vaccination
By Crof 
While the pandemic raged, many warned against vaccination because it might trigger autism. Perhaps not. Via The Globe and Mail: Genetic finding paves way for controversial autism testing. Excerpt:An international effort led by Canadian 
H5N1 –
With kids and GOP watching, Nixon signs autism coverage bill 
By Jake Wagman 
Dwight Scharnhorst, R-Manchester, requires insurance companies to cover up to $40000 a year for a type of treatment, applied behavior analysis, that is seen as key to helping children with autismspectrum disorder. 
Political Fix –
Autism genes discovered – Need to know –
In the largest-ever genetic study of autism, researchers found several new genes involved in the disorder, the BBC reports, which suggests that genetic testing could provide early diagnosis in the future, and might help identify new –
The Search for Environmental Influences on Autism Risk Expands at 
By Autism Speaks 
As the emphasis on a role for environmental factors in autism continued to grow at this year’s International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), so did the list of candidate environmental risk factors under study. 
Autism Speaks Official Blog –

Google Web Alert for: autism

Gut bacteria may contribute to autism – health – 07 June 2010 
Children with autism appear to have distinctive chemicals in their urine which may be released by bugs in the gut.…/dn19011-gut-bacteria-may-contribut…

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