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Venus Williams Diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome by CHRONICLYsILLy Posted Mon 05 Sep 2011 3:14pm A great interview: Check out this video as Venus explains her ongoing struggle with her symptoms something we can all related to. Read on »
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 »
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 »
William "The Refrigerator" Perry hospitalized in serious condition due to complications of Guillan-Barré syndrome by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Apr 2009 3:44pm According to an associated press report, the gargantuan defensive tackle William "The Refrigerator" Perry (pictured below), who helped lead the Chicago Bears to a 1985 Super Bowl victory, has been hospitalized after complications related to Guillan-Barré syndrome (GBS). Perry remains in serious condition at Aiken Regional Medical Center, loc ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »