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Roche and Seaside Therapeutics Enter Alliance to Develop Pharmacological Treatments for Autism

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http://www.marketwatch.com/story/roche-seaside-to-research-autism-treatments-2012-06-19?reflink=MW_news_stmp
Date Published: 
June 19, 2012
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Roche and Seaside Therapeutics have entered an alliance to develop pharmacological treatments for autism spectrum disorders and Fragile X Syndrome.

Researchers at UCLA Found that Social Skills Interventions in Teens with Autism Resulted in Significant Long-Term Improvements

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http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/246528.php
Date Published: 
June 14, 2012
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Researchers at UCLA found that social skills interventions in teens with autism resulted in significant long-term improvements.

Study from Children's Hospital Boston Finds Atypical Processing of Emotional Faces in ASD

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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Date Published: 
June 2012
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New study using eye-tracking and event-related potentials from Children's Hospital Boston found that individuals with ASD showed atypical emotional face processing and reduced brain activation in response to emotions.

Freezer Failure at Brain Bank Severely Damaged One-Third of Largest Collection of Autism Brain Samples

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http://articles.boston.com/2012-06-11/news/32177708_1_brain-bank-autism-research-freezer
Date Published: 
June 11, 2012
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A freezer malfunction at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital has severely damaged one-third of the world’s largest collection of autism brain samples, potentially setting back research on the disorder by years, scientists say.

Vanderbilt University Study Measures Attention to Changing Facial Features in High-Risk Infants

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Autism Research
Date Published: 
June 1, 2012
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Study from Vanderbilt University uses eye-tracking and visual event-related potentials to measure attention to changing facial features in infants at high-risk for developing autism.

Seizures in Angelman Syndrome Could be Linked to an Imbalance in Brain Activity

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UNC School of Medicine
Date Published: 
June 6, 2012
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Researchers led by Dr. Ben Philpot, an ASF funded mentor, at UNC School of Medicine found that seizures in individuals with Angelman syndrome could be linked to an imbalance in brain cell activity. Angelman syndrome exhibits frequent comorbidity with autism spectrum disorders.

Study from University of South Australia Found that Individuals with ASD had Impairments in Face Processing and Acquiring Familiar Representations

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22643237
Date Published: 
May 24, 2012
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A new study from the University of South Australia and the University of Cambridge found that individuals with ASD had impairments in processing faces and acquiring new face representations for familiarity.

Study from UCSB Examines Teaching Initiations in Social Intervention Programs for School Children with Autism

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22645399
Date Published: 
May 29, 2012
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A new study from UC Santa Barbara found that teaching initiations in social intervention programs improved social engagement for school children with autism.

Study from Kennedy Krieger Institute Suggests that "Head Lag" Test Might Help Diagnose Autism

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57435717-10391704/simple-head-lag-test-may-help-diagnose-autism-research-suggests/
Date Published: 
May 16, 2012
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New study by Dr. Rebecca Landa of the Kennedy Krieger Institute suggests that "head lag" test might help diagnose autism.

New Issue of Scientific Journal "Autism Research" Available Online

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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291939-3806/earlyview
Date Published: 
June 4, 2012
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A new issue of the scientific journal "Autism Research" is now available online before print release.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291939-3806/earlyview