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May 22, 2022

Community Shares | May 23rd 2022

Community Shares: Join the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation’s upcoming “Meet the Scientist” webinar on Tuesday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Galen Missig, Ph.D. of Cervel Therapeutics, will deliver a presentation titled, “Does Early Life Inflammation Contribute to the Risk for Developing Psychiatric Conditions?” Dr. Missing will  examine the effect of infections experienced during […]

May 22, 2022

It’s Not Just the U.S., Global Autism Rates Continue to Climb

New Study Shows 1 in 100 Children Are Diagnosed with ASD Around the World Recent research shows approximately 100 in 10,000 – or 1 in 100 – children across the globe hold an autism diagnosis. This figure comes from a new systematic review of 99 prevalence estimates from 34 countries.  A decade ago, the global […]

May 22, 2022

Handling at a Critical Developmental Period Can Reduce Autism-Related Behaviors

Mouse Study Suggests that Juvenile Social Stimulation Can Have Profound Effects on Later Conduct Researchers from Argentina recently set out to explore the influence of environmental factors on neurodevelopmental trajectories. Specifically, the team investigated how these factors affect adult brain function and behavior. The researchers narrowed their work to study the impact of juvenile handling […]

May 22, 2022

New Device Significantly Reduces Seizures in Patients with ASD and Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

63% of Subjects Experienced at Least a 50% Reduction in Seizures, 21% Saw a 90% Reduction Approximately 20% to 30% of children with autism will develop epilepsy by the time they reach adulthood. Of individuals who have both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and epilepsy, 30% will not be able to control their seizures through medication. […]

May 15, 2022

Community Shares | May 16th 2022

Community Shares: A new article featured in MedPage Today reports that teen boys who had greater exposure to serum perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemical groups saw lower bone mineral density scores. PFOA and PFAS are chemicals used in non-stick and heat-resistant coatings in some types of cookware. Surprisingly, the same research discovered that […]

May 15, 2022

Look for Big Changes in Disability Programs as COVID Winds Down

As the Public Health Emergency Status Ends, So Does Access to Extra Federal Money The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency (PHE) at the end of January in 2020. The PHE designation gave states access to extra federal money for Medicaid so long as they followed certain guidelines. […]

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