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Dr. Susan Hyman Discusses GI Problems in Children with Autism for a Guest Blog Post

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July 30, 2013
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Dr. Susan Hyman addressed many important questions about GI problems associated with autism for our guest blog series "Comorbid Conditions with Autism". In the post, she provided an informed update on current evidence-based research in the area of GI problems and autism.

Synaptic Dysfunction in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Associated with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities.

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Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol
Date Published: 
March 1, 2012
Year Published: 
2012
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The human studies unveiled the sensitivity of cognitive function to precise levels of different proteins.

Controversial Study Suggests That An Ear Muscle In Children with Autism Responds to Lower Decibel Sounds Than Typical Controls

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Autism Research and Treatment
Date Published: 
July 3, 2013
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A controversial study suggests that an ear muscle in children with autism responds to sounds that are a few decibels lower compared to typically developing children. Some researchers suggest this could be used as a simple clinical biomarker for autism but some scientists disagree.

Request for Applications: 2013 Research Enhancement Mini Grants

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The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Research Enhancement Mini Grants. This grant mechanism is designed to expand the scope, increase the efficiency and improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants.

Request for Applications: 2013 Research Enhancement Mini Grants

RFA Released: July 15, 2013

Applications Due: September 30, 2013

The Autism Science Foundation invites applications for its Research Enhancement Mini Grants. This grant mechanism is designed to expand the scope, increase the efficiency and improve final product dissemination of active autism research grants. 

Autism Science Foundation will make a number of awards determined by its available financial resources. The term of this award cannot exceed the term of the active grant nor the IRB/IACUC approval period on the underlying grant. 

Grants of up to $5000 are available to enhance, expand or enrich currently-funded grants (including those funded by ASF). All projects must have prior IRB/IACUC approval. No portion of these funds shall be used to cover indirect university costs. 

Is Maternal Influenza or Fever During Pregnancy Associated with Autism or Developmental Delays?

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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Date Published: 
January, 2013
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Though neither ASD nor DD was associated with influenza, both were associated with maternal fever during pregnancy. However, the fever-associated ASD risk was attenuated among mothers who reported taking antipyretic medications but remained elevated for those who did not.

SFARI WEBINAR SERIES: Francesca Happé presents 'fractionated triad' model

Jul 24 2013 12:00 pm
Jul 24 2013 1:00 pm
America/New York
Start Date: 
July 24, 2013
Location: 
Online Webinar

 

SFARI: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative 

We invite you to join us for the next SFARI webinar on Wednesday, 24 July, 12-1 p.m. Eastern, featuring Francesca Happé, professor of cognitive neuroscience at King's College London.

Happé, who is also the new president of the International Society for Autism Research, will discuss her work suggesting that the core symptoms that make up autism are inherited independently. This implies that the symptoms have distinct underlying biological causes.

Find out more about the session here: http://bit.ly/16JPUUa

You can register for the session here.

At the event time, log in to readytalk.com and enter the participant access code 2979382 to watch the talk.

There will also be a Q&A session directly following the talk. If you would like to submit questions ahead of time, you can send them to community@sfari.org.

 

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Crossed Eyes and Lazy Eyes Are Common In Children With Autism

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Strabismus
Date Published: 
June 21, 2013
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A small study sampling 52 patients with autism found that eye problems, such as crossed eyes and lazy eyes, are common in children with autism.

Using Fluorescent Proteins, Scientists Find A New Way To Light Up Living Neurons for Research.

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Neuron
Date Published: 
June 19, 2013
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Scientists have found a new way to light up living cells for research. Using fluorescent proteins, scientists can reveal connections between neurons in the brain.

Scientists Launch Large Brain Imaging Scan Database

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Molecular Psychiatry
Date Published: 
June 18, 2013
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Scientists create an accessible database of more than 1,000 brain scans of people with autism and controls. The database, called the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE), will help scientists share brain imaging data.

Seaver Autism Center Annual Conference

Oct 6 2013 8:00 am
America/New York
Start Date: 
October 6, 2013
Location: 
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NYC

 

17th Annual Seaver Autism Center Conference

Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital

All are invited to the 17th annual Seaver Center Advances in Autism Conference, Sunday, October 6, 2013 starting at 8am. 

The conference will be held in:
Stern Auditorium
Icahn School of Medicine
1468 Madison Avenue at 99 Street,
New York, NY 10029

The course director is Joseph Buxbaum, PhD. For more information, please contact jessica.brownfeld@mssm.edu.

 

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