Autism

  • Women have more resilient brains: Study 03-03-2014 03:22 PM

    Washington: Women are able to carry higher levels of genetic defects without getting brain development disorders such as autism, a new study has found. The study provides compelling evidence in support of the "female protective model", which proposes that women require more extreme genetic mutations than do males to push...
  • 1.3 mn 'like' friendless Michigan boy's Facebook birthday surprise 13-02-2014 12:00 PM

    Michigan: A Michigan mother's attempt to cheer her 10-year-old son, who suffers from a disorder similar to autism and told her he had no friends, with a Facebook page has won the boy some 1.3 million fans on the social media site by Wednesday. Jennifer Cunningham created the site early...
  • Scientists grow 'mini human brains' from stem cells 30-08-2013 02:18 AM

    Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism. Researchers based in Austria started with human stem cells and created a culture...
  • First vaccine to help control autism symptoms developed 26-04-2013 12:41 PM

    Toronto: Scientists have developed the first-ever vaccine for gut bacteria common in autistic children that may also help control some autism symptoms. Researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada have developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine against the gut bug Clostridium bolteae. C bolteae is known to play a role in...
  • Living with Autism and the negative comments 06-12-2011 08:48 AM

    Mumbai: At least 1 million people in India live with autism, a condition that is still very poorly understood. For many parents of children with disabilities, the big challenge is teaching the world to adapt. From birth, Chitra knew that something wasn't quite right with her son Shravan, who as...
  • Little babies can figure out when you're sad 02-07-2011 11:58 AM

    London: Three-month-old babies can recognize human voices and make out when your're sad. A UK study shows that the brain areas devoted to processing speech, develop quicker than suspected and could provide new insights into autism. Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London started by getting a...
  • Winslet to write book for autism awareness... 25-03-2011 01:11 PM

    Actress Kate Winslet is planning to write a photo book to spread awareness about autism. After narrating the documentary "A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism", about an Icelandic woman's fight to find a way for her autistic son to communicate, Kate established the Golden Hat Foundation, which offers speech...
  • 'Fraud' autism related vaccine harms kids 10-01-2011 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: The debate over the MMR vaccine possibly causing autism is over scientifically as the original study by Dr Andrew Wakefield was retracted by The Lancet and is now being called an elaborate fraud by the British Medical Journal, which says it's already done long-lasting damage to public health....
  • Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud 06-01-2011 11:33 AM

    London: The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research. The conclusions of the 1998 paper by Andrew Wakefield and colleagues was renounced by 10 of its 13 authors and...
  • 'Closer': A film dealing with autism 06-12-2010 03:20 PM

    Closer is a film by Meghana Gulzar which deals with autism. The film chronicles the story of people who are autistic and their family members. ...
  • No link between MMR vaccines and autism 12-11-2010 11:47 AM

    New Delhi:<./b> There are many myths surrounding MMR vaccines and autism. Dr. Amit Verma gives advices on the myth. Scientifically the debate is over. The Lancet earlier in 2010 retracted a controversial article it had published back in 1998 that supposedly found a link between the MMR vaccine and children...
  • Log out of social networking on Nov 1 for a cause 07-10-2010 05:53 PM

    Mumbai: Braving all the temptations, the twitterati and the Facebook addicts will come together Nov 1 and shut down all means of social networking to support the cause of autism, create awareness about the disorder and also raise funds for charity, an official said. Australia-based AEIOU Foundation first came up...
  • Genes causing risk of autism identified 11-06-2010 01:20 PM

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  • CJ: Support, love people with autism 02-04-2010 12:26 PM

    With good societal support people with autism can hope to be part of mainstream society. ...
  • Watch: New technique to deal with autism 03-03-2010 03:58 PM

    Autism is a disorder of neural development characterised by impaired social interaction. ...
  • Meet Asperger patient Achyutanal Guha 15-02-2010 04:11 PM

    Asperger patient retains a better degree of verbal communication. ...
  • Speech therapy helps to develop autistic child's voice 02-04-2009 01:38 PM

    There are four million autistic children in India. ...
  • Scientists close to tracing autism in pre-natal stage 30-01-2009 02:54 PM

    Certain autistic kids have an extraordinary grasp of facts. ...
  • Spreading the word on Autism Awareness Day 02-04-2008 11:37 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Javed Miandad does not believe there is any role for a coach in cricket but has insisted that a planner is needed to be associated with teams. I don't think there is a role for a coach in cricket but you can say a team needs...
  • Autism Awareness Day observed today 02-04-2008 03:05 PM

    Nagpur: An undefeated 125-run stand for the ninth wicket between tailenders Amol Jungade (92) and Akshay Wakhare (50) helped Vidarbha score 467 for eight against Hyderabad, while Maharashtra were dismissed for 415 and then grabbed three quick Himachal wickets for 68 on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Plate...
  • Listen: Freedom song on Autism Awareness Day 02-04-2008 02:50 PM

    After their awful experience in England, those who were part of that Indian touring squad and now primed to face Australia at home would know all too well that playing overseas is a different ball game altogether. England's pacers bowled with a lot of fire to stifle India's strong batting...
  • Zindagi Live: Living with autism 14-10-2007 12:12 PM

    An autistic child is special, his needs are special, but even more special are the parents. ...
  • Study may unravel mystery behind autism 01-08-2007 06:20 PM

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  • India 360: Dealing with special kids 10-01-2007 02:05 AM

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  • Understand autism: Myths & facts 23-10-2006 08:41 AM

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  • Watching too much TV may trigger autism 20-10-2006 01:40 PM

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  • Autism: Ahed's mother writes 06-10-2006 02:33 PM

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