Scientists May Have Found The Root Cause Of Autism | IFLScience
Scientists think they've found out what could be at the root of autism and, no, it's not vaccines. According to a new study, it could be caused by having t
Autistic Boy Sees Mind-Blowing Visions from Heaven!
First-time parents Joe and Tahni Cullen were thrust into the confusing world of autism when their toddler, Josiah, suddenly lost his ability to speak, play and socialize. In their attempts to see Jos...
Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism
Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. study suggests. When women are both obese and have diabetes, the autism ...
Autism Cases In U.S. Jump To 1 In 45: Who Gets The Diagnosis, In 8 Simple Charts
The number of autism cases in the United States appeared to jump dramatically in 2014 according to new estimates released Friday, but researchers said that changes in the format of the questionnaire l...
Broadway Star Has a Message to the Autistic Child Screaming at His Show - And It's Awesome!
When he heard the kid screaming in the middle of a scene he knew exactly what was going on...
Gift From Behind Bars Is Changing Autistic Boy's Life
How a prisoner helped a little boy in need.
Revolutionizing A Revolutionary Technology
Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control cells with light, has blown the doors wide open in neuroscience since its debut less than a decade ago. With a new $1-million grant from th...
Largest-Ever Study Of Parental Age And Autism Finds Increased Risk With Teen Moms
Researchers found an increased risk of autism in children born to teen mothers and in children whose parents have a large gap between their ages. The analysis, which looked at autism rates among 5.7 m...
No Link Between MMR And Autism, Major Study Concludes
A major study published in one of the world’s leading medical journals has concluded that there is no link between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination and autism in children. The findings...
Julius Caesar Suffered From Strokes, Not Epilepsy, New Study Says
In the years preceding his assassination by the Roman Senate in 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was struck by a host of health problems including dizziness, limb weakness, headaches, depression and sudden fall...
The Boy With The Incredible Brain (Brain Man) - Real Stories
An extraordinary documentary on the brainpower of Daniel T, the young Englishman who could be the world’s greatest mental athlete. Daniel is not just a calculating wizard, but also a memory champion a...
Toddler brain images reveal which may have autism and struggle with language
Autism has always been a tricky disorder to diagnose. There’s no such thing as a blood test, cheek swap or other accepted biological marker so specialists must depend on parent and teacher reports, ob...
Autism Symptoms In Child Reportedly Improved With Antibiotics For Strep Throat
After witnessing a marked improvement in his autistic son, molecular biologist John Rodakis has called on researchers to begin studies into a link between the brains of autistic children and gut bacte...
Genetic Link Between Autism And Better Cognitive Ability Found
After analyzing almost 10,000 individuals in the U.K., scientists have found a relationship between genetic risk factors for autism and intelligence. According to the results, genes that are associate...
Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein
When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to indep...
Forget what you know | Jacob Barnett | TEDxTeen
When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to indep...
Scientists May Have Found The Root Cause Of Autism | IFLScience
Scientists think they've found out what could be at the root of autism and, no, it's not vaccines. According to a new study, it could be caused by having t
Responsive neurostimulation device
Responsive neurostimulation device or RNS system is a responsive direct brain stimulation treatment for adults with medically refractory epilepsy. The RNS System utilizes a neurostimulator implanted i...
List of epilepsy syndromes
Cases of epilepsy may be organized into epilepsy syndromes by the specific features that are present. These features include the age that seizure begin, the seizure types, EEG findings, among others. ...
Overactive disorder associated with mental retardation and stereotyped movements
Overactive disorder associated with mental retardation and stereotyped movements is a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) in Chapter V(F) of the tenth revision of the International Statistical Clas...
Revolutionizing A Revolutionary Technology
Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control cells with light, has blown the doors wide open in neuroscience since its debut less than a decade ago. With a new $1-million grant from th...
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is an instrument for diagnosing and assessing autism. It became commercially available in 2001 through WPS, or Western Psychological Services. The pro...
Gene therapy for epilepsy
Gene therapy is being studied for some forms of epilepsy. It aims to utilize viral and non-viral vectors in the delivery of DNA to target areas for the treatment of patients before their diseases prog...
Gene therapy for epilepsy - Wikipedia
Alexander disease
Alexander disease, also known as fibrinoid leukodystrophy, is a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disease. It is a rare genetic disorder and mostly affects infants and children, causing developm...
Alexander disease - Wikipedia
Childhood disintegrative disorder
The childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), also known as Heller's syndrome and disintegrative psychosis, is a rare condition characterized by late onset of developmental delays in language, social f...
History of Asperger syndrome
Asperger syndrome (AS), an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a relatively new diagnosis in the field of autism. It was named in honor of Hans Asperger (1906–80), an Austrian psychiatrist and pediatri...
Progressive rubella panencephalitis
Progressive rubella panencephalitis (PRP) is a neurological disorder which may occur in a child with congenital rubella. It is a slow viral infection of the brain characterized by chronic encephalitis...
Aicardi syndrome
Not be confused with Aicardi-Goutières syndromeAicardi syndrome is a rare genetic malformation syndrome characterized by the partial or complete absence of a key structure in the brain called the corp...