Autism research: Weekly in review

In autism, focus is on the right eye, just below the eye. A new research published in the Journal of Vision has found that children with autism tend to focus on a person’s right eye more than the left while looking at the face. Also, the kids tend to avoid the pupils, the black spot […]

Autism Research: September 21, 2013 week in review

 Hyperbaric oxygen therapy centre for autism given red signal by FDA In a report released on 22.8.2013, the Food and Drug Administraion of USA has given the thumbs down to a hyperbaric oxygen therapy centre for treating people diagnosed with autism. In a bid to increase awareness of futility of numerous alternative therapies in the […]

Autism Research: August 11 2013 Week in Review

It has been an active week for research related to autism. As reported earlier this week. Autism Daily Newscast reported on Thursday, a new scientific study found distinct similarities between symptoms of anorexia nervosa sufferers and those diagnosed with Autism.  In addition, Autism Daily Newscast reported research that showed differences in the functioning of brains […]

Studies Finds Link Between Autism and Cannabinoids

A new study shows that mutations associated with autism block the action of brain molecules that act on the same receptors that marijuana’s active chemical acts on. Endocannabinoids are molecules that affect memory, learning, pain, and other important processes. They share a similar chemical structure with THC, the primary psychoactive component of marijuana. Endocannabinoids naturally […]

Autism Research Review – June 2013

Protein causing Autism linked to specific behaviours Nature Neuroscience published a study led by Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau on June 3rd. Using mice model in a laboratory, the team lead by Dr. Carlos found that mice that lacker fmr1 gene, showed some of the same symptoms of the Fragile X Syndrome like impaired social interaction and […]

Universities get funds to research autism and hypersensitivity to sound

Riverside, CA– University of California Riverside (UCR) and University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) have been awarded grants to study Fragile X syndrome (FXS).  The UCR Today article states that FXS  is ‘the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and the most common cause of autism.’ The study will focus on auditory hypersensitivity-a sensitivity to […]