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2011 Autism Research Game Changer: California Autism Twins Study (CATS) And Gene Environment Interaction by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Wed 21 Dec 2011 12:22am Joachim Hallmayer MD, Stanford University Following is the press release I received setting out what Autism Speaks considers to be the top 10 autism research achievements of 2011.  Personally I do not think every one of these projects should be on a list of top 10 autism research achievements but this is the Autism Speaks list and I reprint ... Read on »
NIMH’s Top 10 Research Advances of 2011 by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Jan 2012 4:05pm Below is a blog post, NIMH’s Top 10 Research Advances of 2011 , from the blog of Tom Insel , director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the U.S.. Tom Insel is the chair of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), which creates the Strategic Plan for autism research funded by the U.S. government. It i ... Read on »
Friendly-to-a-Fault, yet Intense: Peronality Traits Traced in Brain by Medline Plus Posted Thu 22 Mar 2012 5:26pm A personality profile marked by overly gregarious yet anxious behavior is rooted in abnormal development of a circuit hub buried deep in the front center of the brain, say scientists at the National Institutes of Health. They used three different types of brain imaging to pinpoint the s ... Read on »
Katie Wright: IMFAR Hasn't Come Far for People with Autism by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 May 2012 12:00am Managing Editor's Note: Previous AofA posts on Imfar by Katie Wright include: 5/30/2010: Katie Wright Goes to IMFAR , IMFAR, Where Science Stands Still , By Katie Wright I know how hard it is to meet the needs of our kids. It is such tough going for so many of our families. Less than half of ASD kids make a recovery fro ... Read on »
DDW: Monday Poster Sessions and Give-Aways by Vanessa M. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 03 Jul 2008 1:14pm To start off with, I just want everyone reading to know that WE ARE FINE! There was an explosion at the Hilton Hotel in San Diego that is next door to the convention center, but all of us at DDW are fine! We heard the blast, but the discussions of diarrhea, constipation and bloating are continuing on! Just before the blast occurred, I attend ... Read on »
Recent autism abstracts in Pubmed by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 16 Dec 2010 2:35pm Pubmed is an amazing resource. It is a Public Medical library of abstracts (and some articles) in the medical literature. I have a search set up so that I get emails with recent articles with the subject “autism”. I try to obtain some of the articles and discuss them here. This is not based on what I perceive to be the “best” or “most imp ... Read on »
Our Brains Are Made of the Same Stuff, Despite DNA Differences by Medline Plus Posted Mon 31 Oct 2011 9:33am Despite vast differences in the genetic code across individuals and ethnicities, the human brain shows a "consistent molecular architecture," say researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health. The finding is from a pair of studies that have created databases revealin ... Read on »
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment on by Helge V. K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:27pm Helge: I wanted to find a podcast about Carpal Tunnel as an example for future podcasts. Take your time and listen to this one. Her is one. Doctors answers to viewer questions|vol. #2 Causes Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Dr. William Shiel, Chief Medical Editor of, discusses Causes Of Carpal Tunnel Syn ... Read on »
ADHD Testing: Beyond Brain Diagnosis by Chuck Medical Doctor Posted Mon 31 Jan 2011 12:00am If You Think ADHD is Limited To 3 Basic Subsets – Think Again For years those with ADHD have suffered with the downstream effects of significantly shallow perception of the real underlying contributory  issues. From “bad mothers,” to “insufficient corporal punishment” the limited psychological implications of both ADHD diagnosis and treat ... Read on »
Several studies today are lookin... by Thomas Z. Rams√ły Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 3:33pm Several studies today are looking at different changes in the brain structures in healthy vs. non-healthy development, and other brain diseases. In a study just published in the Journal of Neuroscience, David van Essen and colleagues studied the brains of people suffering from Williams syndrome, a rare genetic developmental order that is cha ... Read on »