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September 11, 2023

Community Shares | September 11th 2023

Harmony Biosciences plans to acquire Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, adding its cannabidiol (CBD) gel product Zygel for Fragile X syndrome and other neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism, to its pipeline. Fragile X is a neuropsychiatric disorder with no FDA-approved therapies and is a leading cause of inherited intellectual disability and autism. In an earlier open-label Phase 2 study, […]

September 11, 2023

Study Discovers Environmental Carcinogens May Mutate Genes Related to Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Genes Linked to ASD, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Obesity, and Type-2 Diabetes Found to Mutate More Significantly than Expected A new study from researchers at Columbia University and the University of North Carolina suggests that environmental carcinogens may disproportionately mutate neurodevelopmental and metabolic genes, leading to a greater risk of neurodevelopmental diseases such as autism spectrum disorder […]

September 11, 2023

New Study Shows Nearly 2% of 16-Year-Olds in New Jersey Were Identified with ASD

Rate is Consistent with Prevalence Estimate for 8-Year-Olds, But Lower than Parent-Report Surveys and Registries A new brief report conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr. Walter Zahorodny, Principal Investigator of the New Jersey Autism Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network, has discovered that nearly 2% (17.7 per 1000) of 16-year-olds in a four-county […]

September 04, 2023

Machine Learning Technology Identifies 2 Synergistic Interactions Between Environmental Chemicals and ASD

Trace-Element Cadmium and DEP, along with TCP-246 and DEP, Showed Increased Odds of Developing Autism in a Subset of Children A team of researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine and the MIND Institute have recently conducted a case-control study using data from the Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and Environment (CHARGE) study. Their work […]

September 04, 2023

Additional Research Links Toddlers’ Screen Time to Developmental Delays

More Screen Time at 1 Year Associated with Communication and Problem-Solving Delays at Ages 2 and 4 A  Japanese study of more than 7,000 children has found an association between screen time and developmental outcomes in young children. This new research discovered that longer screen time viewing at a year old was associated with developmental […]

September 04, 2023

Community Shares | September 4th 2023

Excess fluid between the brain and the skull could provide clues to the biological basis of autism, according to new research from the University of California Davis MIND Institute. The team behind this work found that baby siblings of children with autism who were later diagnosed with the disorder had excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) compared […]

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