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Questionnaire Completed by Parents May Help Identify One-Year-Olds at Risk for Autism

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University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Date Published: 
July 13, 2012
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According to researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, a new parent evaluation tool may help identify children with ASDs as early as 12 months.

Early Intervention Could Help Autistic Children Learn to Speak

Source: 
Scientific American
Date Published: 
July 17, 2012
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New follow-up study shows long-term language improvement for kids with autism after an intensive, targeted behavioral therapy program.

New Database to Search Autism Research Projects

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IACC/OARC Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Portfolio Analysis Web Tool
Date Published: 
July 13, 2012
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The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) has created a web-based tool to explore research projects. It includes both government funded and non-government funding agencies (such as NIH, Simons Foundation, Autism Science Foundation, etc.). Take some time to explore this exciting new tool today!

The Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) has created a web-based tool to explore research projects. It includes both government funded and non-government funding agencies (such as NIH, Simons Foundation, Autism Science Foundation, etc.). Take some time to explore this exciting new tool today!

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston Identify Brain Activity Patterns Specific to Children with Autism

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Time
Date Published: 
June 26, 2012
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Study from Children's Hospital Boston uses EEG to identify specific brain activity patterns in children with autism.

SFARI Guest blog by ASF President Alison Singer: The Case for Brain Donation

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SFARI Blog
Date Published: 
June 26, 2012
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ASF President Alison Singer shares the importance of brain tissue donation on the SFARI blog.

Brain Banks for Autism Face Dearth

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New York Times
Date Published: 
June 26, 2012
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ASF President Alison Singer and Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Eric London discuss the importance of post-mortem brain tissue for advancing autism research.

Vanderbilt University Researchers Examine Oxytocin and Serotonin Systems as Biomarkers for Autism

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22721594.1
Date Published: 
May 26, 2012
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Vanderbilt University researchers examine oxytocin and serotonin systems as biomarkers for autism spectrum disorders.

Review from Yale Examines the Role of Biological Motion Processing in Autism

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22682727.1
Date Published: 
May 27, 2011
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Review from Yale examines the role of biological motion processing in autism.

UCLA Study Uncovers New Tools for Targeting Genes Linked to Autism

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http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/uoc--usu061912.php
Date Published: 
June 21, 2012
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UCLA researchers compare the genes of children with autism and their typically-developing siblings to better understand the role of gene expression in the development of autism.

Researchers at MIT Use Zebrafish to Better Understand the Genetics of Autism

Source: 
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120619103618.htm
Date Published: 
June 19, 2012
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Researchers at MIT use zebrafish to better understand the genetics of autism.