Archived | Autism Speaks: Latest Research | Circa 2007 #AutisticHistory #NotAnAutisticAlly

Latest Research Funding autism research is a primary goal of Autism Speaks. While ten years ago there were only a handful of scientists working on this problem, now there are well over 400, and more begin work on autism every day.  To help you keep up on their efforts, we'll provide a regular digest of …

Archived | Autism Speaks: New Study Shows Promise for Treatment of Rett Syndrome | Circa February 8, 2007 #AutisticHistory #NotAnAutisticAlly

New Study Shows Promise for Treatment of Rett Syndrome  New research has found that the genetic mutation of the MeCP2 gene responsible for Rett Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, can be reversed pharmacologically in mice. The results of the experiments, conducted at the University of Edinburgh laboratories of Dr. Adrian Bird, were published Feb. 8, …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Brain’s Fear Center Shrinks In Autism’s Most Severly Socially Impaired | Circa 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Brain's Fear Center Shrinks in Autism's Most Severely Socially-Impaired  Researchers Tie Size of Amygdala with Social Impairment Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have examined the age-dependent changes in the size of brain region named the amygdala on face processing in a group of individuals both affected and not affected with autism. As children get …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Call for Scientific Papers | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Announcement - Call for Scientific Papers Dr. Abha Chauhan and Science Publications, New York, USA announce a Special Issue of The American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (ISSN: 15533468) on Autism Spectrum Disorders, to be published in 2007. Topics in this issue include, but are not limited to: Oxidative stress in autismImmune abnormalities and inflammation in autism Genetic …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Scientists Gather to Discuss “Hormones of Emotion” | Circa 2006/2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Scientists Gather to Discuss "Hormones of Emotion"  Translational Medicine Meeting Convenes Top Researchers in Chemistry of Emotional Regulation Experts met last month to review recent discoveries on how the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin might regulate emotion and complex social behavior, in an Autism Speaks-sponsored gathering in Atlanta. Oxytocin and vasopressin are two peptide hormones found …

Archived | AACAP: Vitamin B12 Injections for Autism Show No Signs of Benefit | Circa October 30, 2006 #AutisticHistory

October 30, 2006 AACAP: Vitamin B12 Injections for Autism Show No Signs of Benefit Crystal Phend  SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30 -- Preliminary results of a small ongoing study of vitamin B12 injections for children with autism showed no signs of significant benefit, researchers reported here, but they remained hopeful. So said Lesley J. Deprey, Ph.D., …

Archived | Autism Speaks Hosts Gastroenterology Workshop With Andrew Wakefield & Thoughtful House | Circa October 13, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Autism Speaks Hosts Gastroenterology Workshop Responding to community interest, Autism Speaks hosted a workshop on autism and gastroenterology in Boston on October 13, 2006. The objectives of the workshop were to (1) review current scientific evidence for GI issues associated with autism, (2) develop consensus scientific priorities for autism gastroenterology research, and (3) suggest an …