Category Archive: Autism

Oct 28 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Inspirational Patients, Pioneering Fetal Surgery, Trauma Recovery, ADHD Overdiagnosed in ASD, AAP Annual Meeting

CHOP Research In the NewsAlthough October is just ending, we’re already looking ahead to the New Year in this week’s installment of In the News.

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Jun 24 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Children’s Surgery Safety, Mentoring Award, and More

CHOP Research In the NewsWhether children are under the steady hand of surgeon and anesthesiologist, or medical and research trainees are under the guidance of an experienced mentor, knowledge makes all the difference. This much is clear from the top stories in our weekly roundup of research news at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Mar 18 2016

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

CHOP Research NewsWelcome 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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Oct 22 2015

Universal Autism Screening in Young Children Under Question

Young Girl Being Held By Female Pediatric DoctorMany parents and clinicians are in a bind between conflicting recommendations about autism. Newly issued recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTSF) suggest that current evidence is not strong enough to justify universal screening for the condition in young children.

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Mar 22 2013

Research Links Attention, Slower Gaze Shifting in Infants Who Develop Autism

autismChildren who are later diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder have subtle but measurable differences in attention as early as 7 months of age, a new study shows. Infants who went on to be diagnosed with autism are slower to shift their gaze from one object to another, according to the researchers, who identified specific brain circuits that seem to cause the slower response.

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Feb 15 2013

Searching for the Signs of Autism in Infants

One out of 88 children in the United States has been diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. There is no cure and relatively few treatments that work well for everyone on the autism spectrum. But research, including ground-breaking studies on infants, is making great strides to better understanding autism spectrum disorders.

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Jan 18 2013

Study Finds Some Children Can “Recover” from Autism

autismA new study verifies the long-controversial belief that a few children, in exceptional cases, can “recover” from autism. The study, which included CHOP’s Center for Autism Research, is the first solid science to confirm that, however rarely, with the help of behavioral therapy some children can make such great improvements that they no longer qualify as having autism.

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