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News tag: Autism


Vaccines against measles have no impact on autism

22 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
There is no link between autism and the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) even among high risk children, another study confirms. The study is based on samples from 95,000 young people who had older siblings, with some of the elder children had autism while some did not. With…


Teenage dads more likely to father children with birth defects

18 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
It is more likely for teenage dads to have children with births defects as a result of insufficiently developed sperm, researchers suggest. Scientists at Cambridge University found high levels of DNA mutations in the sperm cells of teenage boys, which results in a 30 percent higher risk of children with…


Genetic mutations cause aging of the brain

22 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A set of eight common genetic mutations are responsible for the aging of the brain, a team of scientists found. An international team of about 300 scientists analyzed more than 30,000 brain scans of individuals from 33 countries, and found the eight common genetic mutations leading to aging of the…


Autism linked to larger number of genes

30 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
An international study is underway to pinpoint the “fine details” behind people developing autism, researches announced. Scientists analyzed thousands of DNA samples taken from children with autism and their parents. The findings were published in journal Nature. The results linked 33 genes to autism, and many of these genes are involved…


Autism in children may have link to pollution

24 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Exposed to pollution either in the womb or during the first two years of life, children are twice as likely to develop autism, new research suggests. With its finding, the study adds to the list of concerns deriving from the link between air pollution and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). When…


Autism improved by broccoli molecule, new study indicates

14 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
According to a new study, broccoli contains a chemical compound which may ameliorate behavioural problems of young people suffering from severe to moderate forms of autism. The research was conducted at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and focused on sulforaphane, a molecule found in abundance in the sprouts of Broccoli…


Mother’s low iron intake linked to higher risk of autism in children

23 Sep, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Pregnant woman take care of their health to give birth to healthy babies. Adding to the list of useful information, a new research from University of California-Davis MIND Institute suggests taking iron supplements during pregnancy may reduce the risk of autism in children. The research is published in American Journal…


Treating Infants for Autism May Eliminate Symptoms

9 Sep, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
In a recent study, infants with autism showed remarkable improvement when parents pushed just a little the typical parent-infant interactions. The study was small, involving only seven infants and their parents. Because of its size, researchers are careful to draw any conclusions. It is difficult to find infants with autism,…


Role of genetics in causing autism greater than environment

29 Jul, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A research published in Nature Genetics on Sun, July 20, indicates genetics has a larger role in causing autism than environmental factors. According to this study, 52% of the risk of autism result from common genes, and only 2.6% of the risk is associated with sporadic and incidental mutations resulting…