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Startling Medical Research Results Suggest Air Pollution Is Linked to Autism and Schizophrenia

Startling Medical Research Results Suggest Air Pollution Is Linked to Autism and Schizophrenia | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
A new study found ultrafine particles cause abnormalities in mice's brains similar those in humans with mental disorders.
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Epigenetic Changes Shed Light on Biological Mechanism of Autism

Epigenetic Changes Shed Light on Biological Mechanism of Autism | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Scientists from King's College London have identified patterns of epigenetic changes involved in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by studying genetically identical twins who differ in autism traits.
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Research shows gene defect’s role in autism-like behavior

Research shows gene defect’s role in autism-like behavior | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Scientists affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute have discovered how a defective gene causes brain changes that lead to the atypical social behavior characteristic of autism.

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» Abnormal Brain Connections Linked to Autism - Psych Central News

» Abnormal Brain Connections Linked to Autism  - Psych Central News | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Researchers believe they have uncovered evidence of disorganized brain connections among people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
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The Human Voice May Not Spark Pleasure In Children With Autism : NPR

The Human Voice May Not Spark Pleasure In Children With Autism : NPR | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Scientists and parents have long been baffled by the fact that children with autism often don't pay attention to human voices.
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Autism Linked to Inherited Gene Mutations, Particularly From Dad

Autism Linked to Inherited Gene Mutations, Particularly From Dad | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

And many scientists agree that the growing autism numbers may in part be attributed to certain genetic mutations that are most likely inherited from the father, according to the combined findings of three studies published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The studies are the largest to date to use whole-exome sequencing, which decodes the protein in both children and their parents, an arguably more precise method of detecting genetic mutations in multiple genes that may be associated with autism.

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Autism, OCD, Asperger's and ADD: the Spectrum of Distraction

Autism, OCD, Asperger's and ADD: the Spectrum of Distraction | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
This article explores how kanners autism, ocd, ocpd, asperger's syndrome, and ADD are all the same illness with a different onset timing...
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