Snapshot | Google alerts – autism | Circa January 7, 2018

autismDaily update ⋅ January 7, 2018NEWS Autism Rates Appear to Have Finally Plateaued in The US, But Doctors Don't Know WhyScienceAlertBased on surveys of more than 30,000 parents, the number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was 2.41 percent in the US between 2014 and 2016, with no statistically significant increase across that time. However, the new estimate from the …

Archived | UCLA-led team compared DNA of children with the disorder to that of their siblings and parents | Circa August 8, 2019 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Daniel Geschwind Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) UCLA-led team compared DNA of children with the disorder to that of their siblings and parents Marrecca Fiore | August 8, 2019 A UCLA-led research team has identified dozens of genes, including 16 new genes, that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder. The findings, published in the journal Cell, …

Archived | Five major psychiatric disorders have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows | Circa February 8, 2018 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study show By Amy Ellis Nutt  The Washington Post Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released Thursday. Scientists analyzed data from 700 human brains, …

Snapshot | Google alerts – Autism | Circa February 10, 2018

Note: Links are original to the email and most likely don’t work. autismDaily update ⋅ February 10, 2018NEWS 'Science is still out' on autism, vaccine link, new health official saysUSA TODAYMILWAUKEE, Wis. — Milwaukee's newly picked top health official told a radio audience that "the science is still out" on whether there's a link between some vaccines and autism. Patricia …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Launching the Autism Learning Health Network | Circa May 22, 2018 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Launching the Autism Learning Health Network May 22, 2018  The Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network takes a big step in its mission to improve and expand the reach of comprehensive healthcare for children and teens with autism By Donna Murray, Autism Speaks vice president of clinical services. Dr. Murray oversees the activities of the Autism …

Archived | Daniel Geschwind Bio & In The News | Circa 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018 #NotAnAutisticAlly

About Dr. Geschwind is the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics, Neurology and Psychiatry at UCLA. In his capacity as Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor of Precision Health, he leads the Institute for Precision Health (IPH) at UCLA, where he oversees campus precision health initiatives. In his laboratory, his group …

Autistic people at greater risk of becoming homeless – new research | The Conversation | Circa June 12, 2018

Tony had lived on the streets for 45 years, and in recent years had become increasingly physically unwell. Despite this he refused all offers of help, and it became clear to his support workers that he found social engagement of any kind very distressing. It was only when it was recognised that he had autism …