Research Articles

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 […]

biomarker
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 […]

December 19, 2021

EPA Announces Intention to Support Lead Service Line Removal Regulations

Previous Research Has Linked Lead Exposure and Autism  Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  announced that they will begin developing a new regulation to protect citizens from exposure to lead through drinking water. The agency vows to collaborate with local, state and federal agencies to make rapid progress towards the White House’s goal to remove 100% […]

The Complex World of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
December 13, 2021

The Complex World of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

ARFID Can Overlap in Children with Autism Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is an eating disorder that can appear similar to anorexia nervosa, except for one large difference. Kids with ARFID are not concerned with their body image, weight, shape or size. Instead, children with the disorder have an extreme anxiety about the taste, […]

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