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Tag: hyperactivity

November 2016

Medication, parent coaching quell hyperactivity in autism

by  /  1 November 2016

A drug called atomoxetine eases hyperactivity in children who have both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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August 2016
Week of AugustAug
22nd
2016

Picking priorities; wristband recorder; going for gold

by  /  26 August 2016

People with autism assemble a wish list for researchers, a digital wristband tracks anxiety, and a runner on the spectrum prepares for his Paralympic debut.

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July 2016
Week of JulyJul
4th
2016

Acetaminophen risks; imaging failures; autism on TV

by  /  8 July 2016

A study links acetaminophen use to autism, scientists find a flaw in brain imaging software, and a television show about autism is set to premiere next week.

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Week of JuneJun
27th
2016

Brexit effect; ghost game; down with jargon

by  /  1 July 2016

Scientists fret over ‘Brexit,’ a video game boosts cognitive skills in children, and studies detail the downsides of jargon.

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June 2016
Week of JuneJun
13th
2016

Probing parenting; connectome conference; women at the bench

by  /  17 June 2016

A grant extends a study on parenting children with fragile X syndrome, the Human Connectome Project progresses, and women scientists play the role of experimenter in published work.

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May 2016

Through play, children with autism can hone thinking skills

by  /  31 May 2016

Clinicians can use play to deliver therapies that could improve a child’s social skills, language and certain cognitive capacities.

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Rare mutations in gene underlie new subtype of autism

by  /  6 May 2016

Mutations in a gene called POGZ lead to a constellation of traits, including a small head, developmental delay and, often, autism.

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April 2016

Mouse study links gene to some autism symptoms

by  /  22 April 2016

Mice missing a gene called PTCHD1 in a deep-seated brain structure have autism-like symptoms that ease with treatment.

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March 2016

New mice mimic genetic glitch seen in people with autism

by  /  18 March 2016

A third strain of mice carrying an autism-linked mutation captures the nuances of this structural mutation in people.

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October 2015

Attention deficit may mask autism, delay diagnosis

by  /  26 October 2015

Children who have both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism receive their autism diagnosis an average of four years later than those who have autism alone.

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