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NIEHS Autism and the Environment Research

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) hosted a virtual forum on autism and the environment. The panel of experts took questions during the live broadcast which lasted just under one hour. Expert Panel Speakers: Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., became the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the […]

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Autism Research Looks For Autism Brains

John Elder Robison, who is an adult with autism, introduces an initiative to study the brains of people on the autism spectrum. Mr. Robison called for those in the autism community who feel offended by attempts to “cure” autism to support autism research and this autism brain initiative. Autism Speaks, the Simons Foundation and the […]

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The CDC Grand Rounds Public Session on Autism

The April 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Grand Rounds Public Session. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Prevalence of autism, according to the CDC have increased twenty-to thirty-fold since studies forty-fifty years ago. According to Dr. Tim Frieden, director the the CDC, […]

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Autism Behavior to Biology

Dr. Robin Hansen is the Director of Clinical Programs at the UC Davis MIND Institute in California and in this lecture she explains the etiological heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorders and gives a review of contemporary autism research. She covers a variety of behaviors seen in autism and correlates them with the biology. Autism Spectrum Disorders are a group of […]

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