Cure Autism Now | Researchers In The News | 2001 #AutisticHistory

Cure Autism Now Researchers in the News Two researchers who are active in the ongoing work of Cure Autism Now have recently been in the media spotlight. They are Dr. Eric Kandel of New York's Columbia University, and Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Ira Black of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New …

Cure Autism Now | Over $2 Million in Funds Quadruples the Number of Researchers Working in Autism Studies | 2001 #AutisticHistory

Over $2 Million in Funds Quadruples the Number of Researchers Working in Autism Studies By January of 2001 the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) will make the DNA samples of almost 400 multiplex families available for study to all scientists and pharmaceuticals—thus making it the largest autism collection in the world and the only one …

Research Projects Cure Autism Now Funded in 2000 | #AutisticHistory

Research Projects Cure Autism Now Funded in 2000 Conditional Neurotrophin Knock-out Mice as a Model for the Developmental Neuropathology of Autism Schahram Akbarian, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital (Young Investigator)Dr. Akbarian's group has recently generated a mutant mouse that lacks the developing brain neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), a growth factor molecule. The mice are viable and have a …

Cure Autism Now | Technology to Build Bridges | 2001 #AutisticHistory

Technology to Build Bridges Second Annual Conference Held at OracleBy Donald Ham "What makes you happy?" an audience member asked 12-year-old Rajarshi "Tito" Mukhopadhyay, a severely autistic, highly gifted boy from India in the opening session of CAN's second annual Innovative Technology in Autism Conference. With hands flapping but no hesitation, Tito answered by rapidly …

Cure Autism Now | Biological Markers Found in the Blood of Newborn Infants Who Later Develop Autism | 2001 #AutisticHistory

Biological Markers Found in the Blood of Newborn Infants Who Later Develop Autism New Hope for Screening Tool DevelopmentDr. Karin Nelson presented this important abstract titled Neuropeptides and Neurotrophins in Neonatal Blood of Children with Autism, Mental Retardation or Cerebral Palsy at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology held in San Diego, …

Cure Autism Now | Parents Investigate Possible Link Between Mercury Toxicity and Autism | 2001 #AutisticHistory

Parents Investigate Possible Link Between Mercury Toxicity and Autism A group of parents, many active Cure Autism Now members, have recently organized the Coalition for SAFE MINDS to investigate and raise awareness of the risks to infants and children of exposure to mercury from medical products, including thimerosal in vaccines. Coalition founders Sallie Bernard, Albert …

Cure Autism Now | Overview of Autism Research 1998 – 2000 | #AutisticHistory

What's New, What's Old and What's Next? 1998-2000: Overview of Autism ResearchBy Portia Iversen After forty years in the desert, major change has been underway in the field of autism research. The past two years in particular, have seen a major increase in autism research. Significant new data are beginning to accumulate, laying the ground …