Brain Power Releases First Augmented Reality Smartglasses to Help People with Autism Increase Social, School, and Job Success

Brain Power Releases First Augmented Reality Smartglasses to Help People with Autism Increase Social, School, and Job Success

Brain Power, the developer of neuroscience-based augmented reality, launched the Empower Me™ system for autism today. Empower Me is a digital coach that runs on smartglasses, to empower children and adults with autism to teach themselves social and cognitive skills toward happy self-sufficiency. Empower Me runs on Google Glass, including the newly released Glass Enterprise Edition, […]

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Gene therapy technique prevents seizures in Angelman mice

Gene therapy technique prevents seizures in Angelman mice

Introducing the gene UBE3A into neurons that dampen brain activity can prevent seizures in a mouse model of Angelman syndrome. But it only works when the gene is added at a young age. Researchers presented the unpublished findings yesterday at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Angelman syndrome is marked by developmental delay, epilepsy and, often, […]

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Autistic people aren’t really accepted – and it’s impacting their mental health

Autistic people aren’t really accepted – and it’s impacting their mental health

Up to 70% of autistic people experience mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, according to some research. Unfortunately, we still don’t know why autistic people are at a higher risk for mental health problems than non-autistic people. But one important factor is whether an individual’s autism is recognised and accepted by those around them. […]

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Autism treatments may restore brain connections

Autism treatments may restore brain connections

DALLAS – Nov. 1, 2017 – Scientists have identified a pair of treatments that may restore brain function to autism patients who lack a gene critical to maintaining connections between neurons, according to a study from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Although this gene has been linked to abnormal brain size, […]

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Microsoft, Chase and Others Are Hiring More People With Autism

Microsoft, Chase and Others Are Hiring More People With Autism

Chargeback loves obsessive employees. The Utah-based company investigates and documents credit card disputes — every time someone claims a card was used without their permission — and so its analysts must be persistent and nitpicky, with a sharp eye for detail that not everyone has. That’s why its president, Khalid El-Awady, recently hired a 36-year-old analyst named Carrie […]

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