Tag Archive: ASD

May 31 2016

Collaborations on Language-Focused Autism Research Gain Momentum

Quiet. Sing-song-y. Robotic. Too fast. Too slow. Despite the contradictions among some of these terms, researchers and clinicians have noticed that these various atypical qualities of spoken language are more common than average among individuals on the autism spectrum. Explanations and practical uses for that observation are harder to come by. But it is clear that there is enormous potential to learn in the area of overlap between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and speech-language variation.

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Mar 18 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Obesity, PTSD, and Alice in Wonderland

Welcome to our latest weekly summary of research news from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! This has been a full week, including multiple studies of genetic influences on weight in childhood, a useful autism research explainer, findings on long-term impacts of congenital heart disease, and a neurological phenomenon with a literary namesake.

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Mar 04 2016

CHOP Research In the News: DNA Scrunching, Video Games, Smart Drugs

This week’s stories from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia include the use of big data to understand a tiny molecular mechanism central to how cells function, a clinical trial of video games for improving attention, and the neurodevelopmental effects of so-called “smart drugs.”

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Nov 24 2014

Research Centers Team Up to Help Teens With ADHD and ASD Drive Safely

Teen driving safety researchers suspect there is a surprising lack of rigorous scientific studies focusing on teen drivers with ADHD, according to Allison Curry, PhD, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Apr 02 2014

1 in 68: An Interview with CHOP Experts on the CDC’s New Autism Rate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced a new prevalence estimate for Autism Spectrum Disorder: 1 in 68 individuals.

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Jan 16 2013

CHOP Researchers Find New Gene Variants Related to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Genetics researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have found 25 “high impact” gene variants that occur in some patients with autism. Although rare individually, each genetic variant has a strong effect in raising a person’s autism risk. These findings could be incorporated into clinical tests for evaluating children for autism spectrum disorders.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/chop-researchers-find-new-gene-variants-related-to-autism-spectrum-disorders-2/

Dec 18 2012

Putting the Pieces Back Together: The Aftermath of the Newtown Tragedy

The Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia works to make rapid progress in understanding the underlying causes of autism. CAR’s mission is based on the principle that effective treatments for autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, will only emerge with increased understanding of the causes.

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