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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is changing the way it approves medicines known as ‘orphan drugs’ after revelations that drugmakers may be abusing a law intended to help people with rare diseases. In a blog post on 12 September, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he wants …
8 hours ago · From Spectrum News
Honey bees lead intricate social lives: They care for the colony’s young and team up to protect their home, for example. But some bees don’t have ‘hive mind;’ they fail to respond to social cues, such as the arrival of new larvae or trespassing bees. The genetic profiles of these bees are similar to…
8 hours ago · From Spectrum News
“I realized that parents are caring for their children 24 hours a day, but who is caring for them?” LisaMarie Bernardo, CLC Ron Sandison interviews Life Coach LisaMarie Bernardo who is the mom of a son on the autism spectrum. What has been your greatest challenge as a mom of a child…
8 hours ago · From The Art of Autism
In the last few years, we have read quite a bit about how technology has allowed our brain to control devices or objects around us without the use of limbs. (If you haven’t, you can read about some examples here, here, and here). Futurism.com, a great website that posts about how human potenti…
8 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
His mom is now looking for the train guard in order to thank her for what she did.Source: The Autism Site
8 hours ago · From The Autism Site
Think patronizing a person doesn't do any harm? Think again.Source: The Autism Site
8 hours ago · From The Autism Site
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8 hours ago · From Different Roads to Learning
“Eli is such a kind caring Boy, always giving such beautiful smiles to Nana and Grandad!” We’re all smiles because of you, Eli, the Great! Welcome to the Mighty League: Would you like us to feature your superhero and send a certificate? Have you seen our FREE autistic hero comics…
8 hours ago · From Geek Book clubs
About 17 percent of children with autism are calmer and more communicative than usual when they have a fever, according to a new analysis1. Children with severe autism features are most likely to show these gains. Understanding how fever affects autism features could help researchers uncover causes …
Yesterday · From Spectrum News
By Leigh Marcos Loss and grief are a normal part of life. Explaining the concept of death and the grieving process to children can be difficult, and even more so when the child is on the autism spectrum. The idea of not being able to see or talk to the person who has died again can be very confusing…
Yesterday · From The Art of Autism
The post Maternal immunity; drug doubts; harassment scandal and more appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
A new technique classifies neurons by surveying chemical tags that turn genes on or off on the neurons’ DNA1. The approach represents a new way to chart the brain’s cellular diversity. It could reveal how patterns of chemical tags known as methyl groups are altered in autism. Methyl groups bind to t…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
Autism Sonata by Neena Wagh A world viewed with squinted eyes different sounds howling in the ears spinning and swirling like a derwish, laughing at me, laughing with me, a mystery waiting to be unfold, catch me..catch me if you can, breathless, I am caught unaware! making sense of things beyond me,…
4 days ago · From The Art of Autism
Mutations that appear in only some of the body’s cells contribute to autism in about 4 percent of people with the condition, an analysis of more than 8,000 sequences suggests1. Mosaic mutations arise spontaneously after conception; the later they appear, the fewer cells of the body they affect. The …
5 days ago · From Spectrum News
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