Take Care: What to know about children with autism

Take Care: What to know about children with autism

For children living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), navigating the world around them can be challenging. Joel Desotelle, licensed pediatric occupational therapist and program director of Keystone Pediatric Therapies in Chambersburg, sheds some light on sensory problems and treatment for children living with ASD. How the senses affect children living with ASD In order to […]

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Researchers Identify Novel Potential Biomarkers for Autism

Researchers Identify Novel Potential Biomarkers for Autism

Published in Molecular Autism, new study data indicated a strong diagnostic association between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and certain plasma and renal biomarkers. In the plasma protein of patients with ASD, investigators identified an increase in certain advanced glycation end products (AGEs), an increase in oxidation damage marker dityrosine (DT), and a decrease in 3-deoxyglucosone-derived hydroimidazolone (3DG-H). The […]

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New instrument could assess effects of behavioral treatments

New instrument could assess effects of behavioral treatments

A new questionnaire assesses the frequency and severity of various behaviors in children with autism and could help scientists determine the effectiveness of behavioral therapies1. Diagnostic tests for autism generally rule the condition in or out. When tests offer separate ratings for behaviors such as poor social skills or communication difficulties, the purpose is typically […]

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Gene responsible for autism identified

Gene responsible for autism identified

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a gene that is responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, an advance that may pave the way for developing treatments. The findings showed that alterations of the gene thousand and one amino-acid kinase 2, known as TAOK2, plays a direct role in these disorders. TAOK2 is located in […]

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Researchers Are Hopeful About Urine And Blood Sample Tests For An Earlier Autism Diagnosis

Researchers Are Hopeful About Urine And Blood Sample Tests For An Earlier Autism Diagnosis

Autism is a developmental disorder that not only alters the social behavior of a person but also causes a wide range of other behavioral complexities. Other behavioral complexities include but are not limited to, repetitive and monotonous behaviors, speech disturbances, anxiety, and difficulties in adapting to new environments. At times, diagnosis is seen to take […]

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