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|Genes, ozone, and autism|
Added: 23.06.2017 20:55 | 2 views | 0 comments
Exposure to ozone in the environment puts individuals with high levels of genetic variation at an even higher risk for developing autism than would be expected just by adding the two risk factors together, a new analysis shows. The study is the first to look at the combined effects of genome-wide genetic change and environmental risk factors for autism.
|System detects, translates sarcasm on social media|
Added: 23.06.2017 3:16 | 14 views | 0 comments
Researchers have developed a machine translation system for interpreting sarcastic statements in social media. It could one day help people on the autism spectrum, who often have difficulty interpreting sarcasm, irony and humor.
|Elevated rate of autism symptoms found in children with Tourette syndrome|
Added: 22.06.2017 20:18 | 11 views | 0 comments
Around one in five children with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and vocalizations, met criteria for autism, a study shows. But this prevalence may be more a reflection of similarity in symptoms than actual autism, according to the study's researchers.
|Australian politician criticised for remarks about autism|
Added: 22.06.2017 5:09 | 7 views | 0 comments
Senator Pauline Hanson suggested that students with the condition be excluded from classrooms.
|Serotonin improves sociability in mouse model of autism|
Added: 22.06.2017 3:11 | 6 views | 0 comments
Scientists have linked early serotonin deficiency to several symptoms that occur in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study examined serotonin levels, brain circuitry, and behavior in a mouse model of ASD. Experiments showed that increasing serotonergic activity in the brain during early development led to more balanced brain activity and improved the abnormal sociability of these mice.
|New statistical method finds shared ancestral gene variants involved in autism's cause|
Added: 22.06.2017 3:11 | 2 views | 0 comments
Researchers believe that theirs is the first rigorous statistical evidence that ancient variations in the human genome contribute to autism -- each, most likely, having a very small effect. The method investigatorss used in the new study was family-based and compared 'discordant sibilings,' one with and one without autism to a separate collection of affected individuals. The sample included over 16,000 people from nearly 4000 families.
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