New Evidence Links Brain Mutation With Autism and Other Disorders

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The findings published in “Nature Communications” on July 15, 2015, show the degree to which a mutation connected with epilepsy and autism plays a role in the impairment of a brain’s biochemical process. The researchers at University of Bristol led the study, which may offer a new target for the treatment of neurological diseases. The brain has a huge number of neurons that communicate through releasing chemicals at specific connections known as synapses. For every nerve cell, a thousand synaptic connections are possible with a hundred other neurons. Synapsin 1a,…

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Co-Founder of Autism Speaks Steps Down from Post of Chairman

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On May 1, 2015, Bob Wright, one of the Co-Founders of ‘Autism Speaks’, stepped down from the post of ‘Chairman of the Board of Directors’. Autism Speaks is a world-renowned advocacy and science institution for autism. It was founded by Mr. Wright and his wife in 2005, when autism diagnosis was made for their grandson. Since then, Mr. Wright worked as the organization’s chairman. The person to be honored with the position of the new Chairman is Brian Kelly, a member of the organization’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors….

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Autism Awareness Day – How is the Day Celebrated Worldwide?

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Today, i.e., on April 2, we are celebrating the World Autism Awareness Day. Today is the day we dedicate to raising awareness about autism in a society filled with ignorance and misconceptions about this neurodevelopmental disorder. Although the entire of April is dedicated to creating awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), the second day is aimed at promoting communication, education and learning throughout the world. The United Nations General Assembly made this day official as the globally recognized autism awareness day. The decision was unanimously taken, and aims at emphasizing…

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Vaccination and ASD Link: Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

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“Do vaccines cause autism?” – This question has drawn a lot of attention, and almost everyone has been waiting for the correct answer to it. The link between autism and vaccines has become a controversial topic, with mainstream scientists and government on one side, whereas many advocacy groups at the other side. Many parents are confused and scared about the health of their children. Image Courtesy: newsatjama.jama.com As said by the advocacy groups, thimerosal, which is a preservative added in vaccines, is harmful to central nervous system, and is accountable…

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