Archived | The Dana Foundation: Researchers Explore Possible Immune Role in Autism | Circa April 2007 #AutisticHistory #NotAnAutisticAlly

Researchers Explore Possible Immune Role in Autism By Dan GordonApril 2007 PASADENA, Calif.--Scientific research has discredited the notion that vaccines can cause autism, which affects 1 in 150 children in the United States, according to the most recent estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But could something else related to the human …

Archived | UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute: Research Links Autism to Brain Structure | Circa July 18, 2006 #AutisticHistory #NotAnAutisticAlly

Research Links Autism to Brain Structure Cells in Amygdala Implicated, According to Autism Speaks-funded Research For years, researchers have been examining the relationship between the size of the brain structure known as the amygdala and autism-specific behaviors, and have also been working to understand how it this brain structure is activated under different social situations. …

Archived | Grants Funded by Cure Autism Now – 2001 | #AutisticHistory #NotAnAutisticAlly

Grants Funded by Cure Autism Now - 2001 Early detection of autism Jan Buitelaar, M.D., Ph.D., University Medical Center Utrecht (Pilot Research) For both clinical and research reasons it is important to detect children with typical autism and with the broader phenotype of autism spectrum disorders at an age as early as possible. We have …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Neural Retraining Initiative | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Neural Retraining Initiative One of the most exciting stories in neuroscience in the last decade is the idea of neuroplasticity - the concept that the brain continues to grow, add new cells and change throughout life. There have been amazing breakthroughs in the treatment of stroke and dyslexia through neural retraining. Using specialized education techniques, …

Archived | Autism Speaks: High Risk, High Impact Projects (Winter 2008) | Circa 2008 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Doug Wallace, Ph.D., UC IrvineRichard Haas, M.D., UC San DiegoBeatrice Golomb, M.D., Ph.D., UC San Diego$690,460 for 1 year Mitochondrial Etiology of Autism The investigators propose to test the hypothesis that defects in mitochondrial function may be an important factor in ASD pathophysiology. Physiological and biochemical evidence of mitochondrial dysfunction will be directly assessed by …