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January 10, 2022

Are Regulatory Agencies Approving Drugs Too Quickly?

Study Reports Clinical Trials Were Missing for Newly Approved ADHD Medication   According to a new study, regulatory agencies approved extended-release methylphenidate, a drug used to treat adult ADHD, without reviewing all relevant clinical trial documents. In fact, the study demonstrated that the omitted trials accounted for a median of 45% of all data from […]

January 10, 2022

More Research Connects Toxic Metals to the Development of Autism

Study Shows Children with ASD Had Higher Metal Levels in Urine, Blood and Hair Samples   A new systematic review suggests that a high body burden of toxic metals is associated with autism. This review consisted of 6 studies and included 425 participants (226 children with autism and 129 controls.) The reviewed studies detailed higher […]

Epilepsy drugs
January 04, 2022

4 Biotech Companies Are Developing New Epilepsy Drugs

New Meds Target Seizures from Happening in the First Place Epilepsy affects approximately 3 million adults and almost a half a million children in the United States. Roughly 30% to 50% of children with autism also suffer with epilepsy. There are a number of anti-seizure drugs on the market, however, 30% of people with the […]

January 04, 2022

New Biomarker for Autism Discovered in Cerebrospinal Fluid

Biomarker’s Presence Could Establish a Link Between Autism and Epilepsy Scientists from Northwestern Medicine have discovered a new biomarker for autism. Possibly more exciting, these researchers believe that the detection of this novel biomarker provides evidence of a link between autism and epilepsy, which approximately 30% to 50% of children with autism also suffer from. […]

Environmental toxins
January 04, 2022

Researchers Call for Federal Agencies and Foundations to Expand Explorations into Environmental Autism Etiology

Team Suggests the Environment Acts in Concert with Genetic Risk Pathways Affecting Neurodevelopment A new commentary and study written by eleven different scientists and clinicians, published in the journal Pediatrics, makes a plea for future autism research to have a greater focus on genetic interactions with environmental exposures. Stating that previous research has linked toxic […]

December 19, 2021

College Students with ASD at Higher Risk for Physical and Emotional Aggression Victimization

Dating ASD College Students Also at Increased Risk for Partner Abuse  Boston University’s School of Public Health has conducted the first study that compares physical, sexual, and emotional aggression victimization among college students with and without autism spectrum disorder. Unfortunately, the research showed college students on the spectrum were at substantially increased risk for both […]

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