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Category: Autism

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March 30, 2020

Autism Spectrum Disorder: What You Need to Know

There is no cure, but diagnosing children early can help them get the support they need.

Autism

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November 13, 2017

Is There a Connection Between Pesticides and Autism?

Chemicals sprayed on our food shown to cause altered gene expression in mouse brains

Autism, Research

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Brain Cell Organization

September 19, 2017

Faulty Cell Signaling Derails Cerebral Cortex Development, Could It...

UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.

Autism, Collaboration, News, Research

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April 21, 2017

UNC SOM professor consults with Sesame Street to create character w...

Listen to Laura Klinger, PhD, on WUNC's The State of Things discussing the creation of a new Sesame Street character Julia, who is depicted as having autism. Klinger, director of the UNC TEACCH Autism Program, was an expert consultant in the creation of the character.

Autism, Publications

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March 6, 2017

Infant MRIs show autism linked to increased cerebrospinal fluid

MRIs show a brain anomaly in nearly 70 percent of babies at high risk of developing the condition who go on to be diagnosed, laying the groundwork for a predictive aid for pediatricians and the search for a potential treatment.

Autism, Neurology, Technology

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February 23, 2017

Autism study gains national attention

Published last week in the journal Nature, the research shows it is possible to use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will go on to develop autism as toddlers.

Autism, Research, Studies

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February 15, 2017

Researchers use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will develop...

This first-of-its-kind study used MRIs to image the brains of infants, and then researchers used brain measurements and a computer algorithm to accurately predict autism before symptoms set in.

Autism, Research, Technology

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May 2, 2016

UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study

Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.

Autism, Collaboration, Research

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Joseph Piven

February 3, 2016

UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

Researchers at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities tracking age-related issues of autism identified an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in this high-impact paper.

Autism, Publications

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December 10, 2015

The Atlantic tells story of adult autism through research at UNC

Joseph Piven, MD, and his team are trying to fill the gaps in our understanding of what it has meant and will mean to live with autism as older adults.

Autism, Research, UNC Stories

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Mark Zylka

August 6, 2015

UNC scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation increases aut...

The research shows the precise cellular mechanisms that could increase risk for the disorder and how an existing drug might help thousands of people with autism.

Autism, Genetics, Research

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