Tag Archive: Autism

Mar 09 2015

CHOP Advocate Dr. Paul Offit Speaks Out for Measles Vaccine

Paul A. Offit, MD, spoke to a number of media outlets about the recent measles outbreaks and the vaccine worries the outbreaks have induced.

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Feb 25 2015

Genetic MEG Study Links Language Delay to Chromosome Deletion

According to new research, children born with a DNA abnormality on chromosome 16 already linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound and language.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/genetic-study-links-language-delay-chromosome-deletion-children/

Jan 12 2015

Researchers Lay Groundwork for Novel Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

Researchers in the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggest that an intricate pathway crucial to the development of Huntington’s disease (HD) rests on a “biological teeter-totter” that when carefully balanced could help to control this devastating neurodegenerative disorder.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/researchers-lay-groundwork-novel-therapy-huntingtons-disease/

Nov 10 2014

New Autism Roadmap Website One-stop Resource for Families

The Autism Roadmap is a new website developed entirely as a result of philanthropy and with the expertise of nearly a dozen of the nation’s top autism experts at The Center for Autism Research (CAR) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-autism-roadmap-website-one-stop-resource-families/

Jul 21 2014

Putting a Dollar Amount to Autism Pays Off

Autism spectrum disorders have an enormous price tag, and experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are hoping that all those dollar signs add up to increased attention on new research and more coordinated ways to support patients with autism throughout adulthood.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/putting-dollar-amount-autism-pays/

Jun 11 2014

Autism Gene Networks Could Offer Treatment Targets

After analyzing the DNA from thousands of patients, investigators from Children’s Hospital have uncovered several gene networks that may play important roles in autism.

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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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/1-68-interview-chop-experts-cdcs-new-autism-rate/

Jan 21 2014

Honing in on the Biological Markers of Autism

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, or ASD, is staggering — an estimated 1 out of 88 children have some form of ASD. As the word “spectrum” in the name suggests, ASD varies in its range and severity among those affected.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/honing-biological-markers-autism/

Jun 04 2013

Autism Expert Consulted for Placenta Study Coverage

Tara Wenger, MD, PhD, a Pediatric Genetics fellow in the Center for Autism Research, was recently featured in a number of articles about an exciting new study of autism.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/autism-expert-consulted-for-placenta-study-coverage/

Mar 22 2013

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

Children 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.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/research-links-attention-slower-gaze-shifting-in-infants-who-develop-autism/

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