Archived | Autism Speaks: Brain’s Fear Center Shrinks In Autism’s Most Severly Socially Impaired | Circa 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Brain's Fear Center Shrinks in Autism's Most Severely Socially-Impaired  Researchers Tie Size of Amygdala with Social Impairment Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have examined the age-dependent changes in the size of brain region named the amygdala on face processing in a group of individuals both affected and not affected with autism. As children get …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Scientists Gather to Discuss “Hormones of Emotion” | Circa 2006/2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Scientists Gather to Discuss "Hormones of Emotion"  Translational Medicine Meeting Convenes Top Researchers in Chemistry of Emotional Regulation Experts met last month to review recent discoveries on how the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin might regulate emotion and complex social behavior, in an Autism Speaks-sponsored gathering in Atlanta. Oxytocin and vasopressin are two peptide hormones found …

Archived | AACAP: Vitamin B12 Injections for Autism Show No Signs of Benefit | Circa October 30, 2006 #AutisticHistory

October 30, 2006 AACAP: Vitamin B12 Injections for Autism Show No Signs of Benefit Crystal Phend  SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30 -- Preliminary results of a small ongoing study of vitamin B12 injections for children with autism showed no signs of significant benefit, researchers reported here, but they remained hopeful. So said Lesley J. Deprey, Ph.D., …

Archived | Autism Speaks Hosts Gastroenterology Workshop With Andrew Wakefield & Thoughtful House | Circa October 13, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Autism Speaks Hosts Gastroenterology Workshop Responding to community interest, Autism Speaks hosted a workshop on autism and gastroenterology in Boston on October 13, 2006. The objectives of the workshop were to (1) review current scientific evidence for GI issues associated with autism, (2) develop consensus scientific priorities for autism gastroenterology research, and (3) suggest an …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Multi-Center Research Team Discovers Genetic Link To Autism | Circa August 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

Multi-Center Research Team Discovers Genetic Link to Autism In a multi-center study of 222 families in the United States, scientists have found a strong genetic link to autism on chromosome 7. The study, in which five large universities participated, was part of the National Institutes of Health Collaborative Programs of Excellence in Autism, or CPEA. …

Archived | Autism Speaks: New Study Discovers Statistically Significant Link between Abnormally Low Cholesterol Levels and Autism Spectrum Disorders | Circa September 5, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly

New Study Discovers Statistically Significant Link between Abnormally Low Cholesterol Levels and Autism Spectrum Disorders Finding Leads Kennedy Krieger Researchers Down New Road in Autism Research September 5, 2006 (Baltimore, MD) - Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will be diagnosed in more children this year than AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined, yet researchers and physicians can identify …

Archived | Autism Speaks: New Genetics Discovery: Different genes may cause autism in boys and girls | Circa August 1, 2006 #NotAnAutisticAlly #AutisticHistory

New Genetics Discovery  Researchers have found that different genes may be responsible for causing autism in boys than in girls. The findings also support the notion that multiple genes contribute to autism spectrum disorder.  The researchers on this project, Gerard Schellenberg of the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a research professor of medicine …