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White Matter and Autism

Atypical age-dependent effects of autism on white matter microstructure in children of 2-7 years. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26663516 Abstract Atypical age-dependent changes of white matter (WM) microstructure play a central role in abnormal brain maturation of the children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), … Continue reading

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White Matter Tracts and ASD – MIT New Findings

Differences in the right inferior longitudinal fasciculus but no general disruption of white matter tracts in children with autism spectrum disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24449864 Abstract One of the most widely cited features of the neural phenotype of autism is reduced “integrity” of … Continue reading

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Abnormal White Matter in Sensory Processing Disorder

Abnormal white matter microstructure in children with sensory processing disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24179836 Abstract Sensory processing disorders (SPD) affect 5-16% of school-aged children and can cause long-term deficits in intellectual and social development. Current theories of SPD implicate primary sensory cortical areas … Continue reading

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Asperger Syndrome – Differences in White Matter Fibre Tract Organization

Increased Coherence of White Matter Fiber Tract Organization in Adults with Asperger Syndrome: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24089369 Abstract To investigate whether there are global white matter (WM) differences between autistic and healthy adults, we performed diffusion tensor imaging … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia, White Matter and Season of Birth – Environment

Alterations of White Matter Integrity Related to the Season of Birth in Schizophrenia: A DTI Study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24086548 Abstract In schizophrenia there is a consistent epidemiological finding of a birth excess in winter and spring. Season of birth is thought to … Continue reading

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Red Light , Blue Light and White Light – Hamsters and Mood

What Color Is Your Night Light? It May Affect Your Mood http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/lightcolor.htm Aug. 6, 2013 — When it comes to some of the health hazards of light at night, a new study suggests that the color of the light can … Continue reading

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Chronic Lack of Sleep – Linked to Neurological Damage – Implications for Autism ?

 Insomnia Linked to Damage in Brain Communication Networks https://www2.rsna.org At A Glance Twenty-three insomnia patients and 30 healthy controls were examined with diffusion tensor imaging and given questionnaires to evaluate mental status and sleep patterns. Compared to the healthy controls, … Continue reading

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Air Pollution and Cognitive / Behavioral Impairment

Prenatal Exposure to Common Air Pollutants Linked to Cognitive and Behavioral Impairment http://www.chla.org Everyday pollutants in and outside the home can be bad for the environment…and bad for your baby’s brain LOS ANGELES (March 25, 2015)- Researchers at the Institute … Continue reading

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Consequences of febrile seizures in childhood – A Review

Consequences of febrile seizures in childhood. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25304962 Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is a long-standing hypothesis that febrile status epilepticus (FSE) can cause brain injury, particularly to the hippocampus. This review will evaluate recent evidence on the relationships between FSE … Continue reading

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Sensory Processing Disorders differences to Autism in Brain Wiring

Kids with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Show Brain Wiring Differences http://www.ucsf.edu UCSF Study Builds on its Groundbreaking Research Showing Children with SPD Have Measureable Brain Differences Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have … Continue reading

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