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July 11, 2022

Community Shares | July 11th 2022

Community Shares: New research published in JAMA Psychiatry found that balovaptan, an oral selective vasopressin 1a receptor antagonist, did not improve socialization or communication in children with autism. This randomized clinical trial included 167 children and adolescents with ASD that were divided into two groups: a balovaptan exposed group and a placebo group. Unfortunately, at […]

July 04, 2022

2 New Studies Link Mother’s Blood to a Specific Type of ASD

Research from the MIND Institute Focuses on Maternal Autoantibody-Related Autism One of the immune system’s most critical functions is to distinguish between organisms that are self and non-self. If this determination process malfunctions, the body may form proteins called autoantibodies. In simple terms, autoantibodies are antibodies that attack the body’s own tissues, cells, or cell […]

July 04, 2022

Deep Brain Stimulation Stopped Self-Injurious Behaviors in Young Girl with Autism

Severe Self-Harm Ended Immediately After Surgery A nine-year-old Canadian girl with autism named Ellie Tomljanovic has become patient number one in a first-of-its-kind study to discover if deep brain stimulation (DBS) can stop children with self-injurious behaviors. According to Ellie’s parents, her violent outbursts were incredibly severe. They involved hitting her head with her hand, […]

July 04, 2022

Community Shares | July 4th 2022

Community Shares:  IACC is holding a strategic plan working group meeting on July 13 and 14, 2022. Both meetings are from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT. The purpose of this meeting is for IACC members to discuss the 2021-2022 Strategic Plan for Autism Research, Services, and Policy, which is currently under development. Pre-registration for this […]

June 27, 2022

Increased Neurodevelopmental Risks for Offspring Whose Mothers Contracted COVID During Pregnancy

Concerning Study Reports that 6.3% of Fetuses Exposed to COVID In Utero Received a Developmental Diagnosis By 12 Months A new preliminary study has found that children born to mothers who tested positive for COVID-19 during pregnancy had an increased risk of a developmental disorder by one year of age. The study, conducted by a […]

June 27, 2022

Can Exposure to Cooking Oil Fumes in Pregnancy Be Linked to Autism-Like Behaviors in Preschool Children?

New Research from China Suggests It Can A team of Chinese researchers found that maternal cooking oil fumes (COF) exposure during pregnancy was associated with the presence of autism-like behaviors in their offspring by the time they reach preschool. The authors also discovered that the association depended on a dose-response relationship between the frequency of […]

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