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Neuroimaging in Autism

Author: 
Shoumitro, Deb; Thompson, Bill
Publisher: 
University of Wales College of Medicine; (06/11/98)
Type: 
Article
ID: 
3779
Price: 
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Location: 
NEURO 49
Notes: 
Review of neuroimaging techniques used in the study of autism.
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Neurofunctional Mechanisms in Autism

Author: 
Waterhouse, Lynn; Fein, Deborah; Modahl, Charlotte
Publisher: 
American Psychological Association, Inc.; (1996)
Type: 
Article
ID: 
3780
Price: 
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Location: 
NEURO 50
Notes: 
Outlines a speculative model that attempts to account for the complexity and variety of autistic symptoms and neuropathologies.

Developmental Changes in Brain Serotonin Synthesis Capacity in Autistic and Nonautistic Children

Author: 
Chugani, Diane, Ph.D.; Muzik, Otto, Ph.D.; Behen, Michael, BA et al
Publisher: 
American Neurological Association; (1999)
Type: 
Article
ID: 
3778
Price: 
$0.00
Location: 
NEURO 48
Notes: 
Study to determine whether brain serotonin synthesis capacity is higher in children than adults and if there is a difference between autistic and nonautistic children.
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Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) of No. Massachusetts So. New Hampshire

Author: 
None
Publisher: 
None
Type: 
Brochure
ID: 
3248
Price: 
$0.00
Location: 
Resource Drawer - Attention Deficit Organizations Folder
Notes: 
Brochure and factsheets provide basic information about the organization and summarizes its services.

HAILO

Author: 
None
Publisher: 
None
Type: 
Information Packet
ID: 
3183
Price: 
$0.00
Location: 
Resource Drawer - Research Folder
Notes: 
Packet provides information and a summary about the approach.

Cerebral Correlates of Preserved Cognitive Skills in Autism A Functional MRI Study of Embedded Figures Task Performance

Author: 
Ring, Howard; Cohen, Simon Baron; Wheelwright, Sally et. Al.
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press; (1999)
Type: 
Article
ID: 
2900
Price: 
$0.00
Location: 
NEURO 43
Notes: 
Study about different cerebral process seen through MRI's of autistic vs. normal participants as they observed embedded figures task. A difference in cerebral functioning was observed.

Genetics of Autism

Author: 
Cook, Edwin H., Jr.
Publisher: 
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews; ( 1998)
Type: 
Article
ID: 
2909
Price: 
$0.00
Location: 
NEURO 45
Notes: 
This paper provides an overview of the evidence that autism is a disorder with a strong genetic component. It references that there is strong evidence for genetic factors from twin studies showing a high concordance for autism in monozygotic twins and relatively small concordance in dizygotic twins.

Infantile Autism A Genetic Study of 21 Twin Pairs

Author: 
Folstein, Susan; Rutter, Michael
Publisher: 
Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol. 18; (1977)
Type: 
Article
ID: 
2910
Price: 
$0.00
Location: 
NEURO 46
Notes: 
Article presents the reader with the details of the findings of genetic study conducted on a group of 21 same sexed twin pairs. The study access social, emotional, cognitive and linguistic functions as well as obstetric and neonatal data to determine whether the concordance findings are a result of physical/environmental factors rather than heredity.

A Genomic Screen of Autism Evidence for a Multilocus Etiology

Author: 
Risch, Neil; Spiker, Donna; Lotspeich, Linda et.al.
Publisher: 
American Society of Human Genetics; (1999)
Type: 
Article
ID: 
2901
Price: 
$0.00
Location: 
NEURO 44
Notes: 
Study of genetic cause of autism through researching families with siblings with autism. Study found probably genetic link.

Familial Clustering of Autoimmune Disorders and Evaluation of Medical Risk Factors in Autism

Author: 
Comi, Anne M.; Zimmerman, Andrew; Frye, Virginia et al
Publisher: 
Johns Hopkins Hospital Div. Of Pediatric Neurology; (11/97)
Type: 
Article
ID: 
2918
Price: 
$0.00
Location: 
NEURO 42
Notes: 
61 families of kids with autism and 46 of children without (healthy) autism were surveyed to estimate the frequency of autoimmune disorders, as well as various prenatal and postnatal events in autism. The mean number of autoimmune disorders was greater in families with autism.

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