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Study found brain inflammation a shared symptom among individuals with autism
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Birmingham, Alabama — A study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that individuals with autism share a common symptom of inflammation in the brain. Researchers concluded that individuals with autism have significantly ‘ramped-up immune responses’, after conducting a study using gene expression analysis. In the study, […]

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Black Sea – Well done submarine movie
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Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. Maymay had the opportunity to take part in an interview with Kevin Macdonald, the director of Black Sea which can be read here. In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the […]

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Black Sea –  Interview with  director Kevin Macdonald
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Maymay, our resident autistic film critic, was very fortunate to take part in an interview with Kevin Macdonald, the director of Black Sea. He is extremely funny and very generous with his time. It was a true pleasure to speak with him. Kevin Macdonald was born on October 28, 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is […]

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Autism Research: December 12, 2014 Week in Review
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Short sessions of learning build memory in individuals with Fragile X Syndrome Scientists from the University of California, Irvine conducted extensive studies on individuals with Fragile X Syndrome to identify ways to improve learning techniques. The team of neurobiologists lead by Christine Gall and Gary Lynch found that the brain’s capacity to form and retain […]

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Boy with autism receives the gift of mail this Christmas- w/video
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Blaine, Washington – A boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder has been given the gift of mail this holiday season. When William’s  Christmas wishlist indicated his desire to be given mail in lieu of a present this year, his mother Kay Thompson was uncertain as to how to fulfill his request. William, who is 12 years […]

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Senior Scottish Councillor Willie Young asked to step down over autism remarks
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Aberdeen, Scotland – A dispute has developed between an Aberdeen MSP and a senior city councillor regarding the services provided for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The conflict between both Willie Young and Mark McDonald over delays in the local government’s autism strategy resulted in inflammatory remarks being posted by the former on social media […]

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Autism may be linked to preeclampsia
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Davis, CA – A new study published Monday December 8th in the online edition of the journal JAMA Pediatrics links preeclampsia to autism. The study was authored by Cheryl Walker, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and a researcher with the UC Davis MIND Institute. The […]

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Central Michigan University opens new Autism Assessment Clinic
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CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY-  has introduced a new Central Autism Assessment and Treatment Clinic . This clinic is only one of eight in Michigan and is the farthest north. This new clinic will provide a valuable asset in having children in the Northern part of Michigan assessed, diagnosed and treated. Autism is the fastest growing developmental […]

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New research allows instantaneous diagnosis of autism
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Pittsburgh — A new research may pave the way to what could be an instantaneous diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in individuals. The new study, which was recently published in Plos One, found that diagnosing ASD in individuals could be as easy as having them undergo a brain scan. Researchers at the Carnegie Mellon […]

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Movements show genetics play a role in autism
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Bloomington, Ind. — Researchers continue to identify how gnetics play a role in children’s autism. A research funded by the National Science Foundation Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation examined minute movements of children on the autism spectrum through high-sensitivity movement sensors attached to their arms, and found that some of the children shared the same unusual ‘spikes’ […]

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Exodus Gods and Kings – Why do they change the story?
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Film and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay. Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses […]

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