Tag: Science

Sex, Lies, and Autism Research

  How can we get tangible benefit from the millions we spend on autism science?. Posted Nov 12, 2017 The U.S. government is the world’s biggest funder of autism research.  For the past decade I have had the honor of advising various agencies and committees on how that money should be spent. As an adult

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Mind, Emotion, and the Spectrum of Autism

  Daniel J. Siegel M.D.Last month was Autism Awareness month and I’m writing today to remind us that autism continues to be a compelling global issue that consumes the tireless efforts of families and professionals throughout the year. In our human family, there are many ways the now seven billion (and rising) of us live

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Neuroscientists Decrypt the Mystery of Rapid Eye Movements

<!–//<![CDATA[ var pRtS = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://adv.adsbwm.com/www/delivery/pti.php&#039;:'http://adv.adsbwm.com/www/delivery/pti.php&#039;); document.write("“); //]]>–> 504, Leonardo da Vinci made wax castings of the brain and coined the term “cerebellum (link is external)” which is Latin for “little brain.” A groundbreaking study released today reports that Purkinje cells (link is external) in the cerebellum are responsible for controlling the accurate execution of rapid eye movements. Coincidentally, da Vinci also

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NSU’s College of Dental Medicine Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Enhance Dental Care and Access for People with Autism

HHS Grant Will Fund Curriculum Development and Resident Training    FT. LAUDERDALE–DAVIE, Fla., July 30, 2015 Dentists and other health care providers who treat patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) require special training to understand the skills and techniques needed to care for this growing population. Romer Ocanto, D.D.S., M.S., CAGS, chair of the Department of

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Brooklyn Pediatrician Shares a Study That Shows How Adolescent Brains Process Sugar Differently Than Adults

BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 20, 2014 /  — Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatrics center, responds to an article that focuses on how food is digested in young children and how increased sugar intakes can affect health later on. An article, “Studies show adolescent brains process sugar differently than adult brains; changes in

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Gene mutation discovery could explain brain disorders in children

  Mutations in one of the brain’s key genes could be responsible for impaired mental function in children born with an intellectual disability, researchers report. The research proves that the gene, TUBB5, is essential for a healthy functioning brain. Scientists believe that in the future this knowledge, combined with regenerative medicine techniques, could also aid

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