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The structure revealed of master regulator and new drug target for autism, cervical cancer

Tuesday, January 14

A team of scientists at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans has discovered the structure of the active form of E6-associated protein (E6AP), an enzyme that acts as a master regulator in the body. They report, for the first time, that the active form of E6AP is composed of three distinct protein molecules.

Read more: The structure revealed of master regulator and new drug target for autism, cervical cancer

Many parents use complementary medicine to treat children with autism, developmental delay

Tuesday, January 14

In a study of the range of treatments being employed for young children with autism and other developmental delays, UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have found that families often use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments and that the most frequent users of both conventional and complementary approaches are those with higher levels of parental education and income.

Read more: Many parents use complementary medicine to treat children with autism, developmental delay

Independent working may reduce adult autism symptoms

Friday, December 17

More independent work environments may reduce symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and improve daily quality of life for adults with the condition. This is according to a study recently published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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Senses of sight and sound separated in children with autism

Wednesday, January 16

Like watching a foreign movie that was badly dubbed, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears, according to a Vanderbilt study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Read more: Senses of sight and sound separated in children with autism

Severity of autism may be diagnosed through analysis of micromovements

Movements so minute they cannot be detected by the human eye are being analyzed by researchers to diagnose autism spectrum disorder and determine its severity in children and young adults, according to research presented at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in November.

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