Autism Research: July 28 2013 Week in Review

Mercurial fish and autism not related, 30 year long study reveals A 30- year long study conducted by the Republic of Seychelles reported that there was no link between autism-like disorders and prenatal exposure to mercury. The study published in the journal Epidemiology on 23rd July evaluated 1784 children, youth and mothers. The researchers evaluated […]

New study reveals Autism may be commonly misdiagnoesed

A new study published in Springer’s Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders claims that children diagnosed with Autism could be misdiagnosed. The research claims that Autism is often mistaken for a genetic condition called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The symptoms of delayed development and key developmental markers such as speech and facial recognition is impaired. The research conducted by […]

Revolutionary gene therapy could reverse symptoms of Retts Syndrome

Research into Retts Syndrome, one of the most debilitating of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, has proved to reverse the symptoms in a recent study conducted on mice. Rett Syndrome strikes little girls almost exclusively, with first symptoms usually appearing before the age of 18 months.  These children lose speech, motor control and functional hand use, […]