Autism

TFOT 2013 Round-Up: Year in Review

TFOT 2013 Round-Up: Year in Review

Although some tech enthusiasts considered 2013 to be a “blah” year for technology, we have found that it was a year that drastically improved existing technologies while laying the groundwork for even better ones to emerge in the future. While ...

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New Drug May Reverse Autism Symptoms

New Drug May Reverse Autism Symptoms

Professor Naviaux (Credit: University of San Diego) Researchers from the University of San Diego in California have used a newly discovered function of an existing drug, to reinstate cell communications in a mouse model of autism, reversing the symptoms of ...

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Genetic Links to Autism

Genetic Links to Autism

Researchers at Oxford University in England have found a non-hereditary genetic link to autism. They have shown that individuals with autism tend to have either missing or extra sectors of DNA segments, a genetic mistake called copy number variants. This ...

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Robot Gets Artificial Skin

Robot Gets Artificial Skin

European researchers have collaborated to develop artificial skin for robots. The purpose of the project is to help investigate the manner in which robots can help children with autism learn about social interaction. This is the first time that such ...

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Reversing Autism?

A group of scientists from the School of Medicine at the University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles has shown that a drug usually used in patients after organ transplantations has reversed signs of mental retardation in mice. The scientists hope ...

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Transgenic Mice Decipher another Part of Autism

Transgenic Mice Decipher another Part of Autism

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have recently generated a mice model for autistic savants – a phenomenon in which an autistic person has an outstanding skill alongside his poor ability in social interactions. By using genetically engineered ...

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