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Folic Acid and Autism

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A new study from Norway claims that women who took Folic acid before and in the beginning of their pregnancy are less likely to have children with autism. Lack of Folic acid has also been tied to brain and spinal cord birth defects. Dr. Pal Suren from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, who led the research

New Drugs, Fresh Hope for Autism Patients

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

Read the Special Report here: www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/31/us-usa-autism-drugs-idUSBRE84U0II20120531 Several researches and drugs already started showing progress and improvement in autism signs. There is always hope. nadia shanab

What Are Students with Autism Favorite Majors?

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A study published by the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders found that students with ASD are interested in enrolling in the following majors: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Likewise, the director of the Autism Research Center in the University of Cambridge U.K. said: “It may be that people with autism naturally think like

Genes & Autism Disorders

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

The 57 th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society (BPS), held Feb 2-6, in Philadelphia, Pa will present new work to examine which genes are responsible for autism disorders. “Autism is the most inheritable of neurodevelopmental disorders,” according to Rajini Rao of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. Reference: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130201095929.htm

Local & Long-Range Functional Connectivity in The Autistic Brain

By Nadia Shanab | Uncategorized

A recent research studies both types of connectivities in individuals with ASD. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130114153422.htm