El drama de ser autista y mujer – Infobae

Originally posted 2017-05-24 03:29:28.


Las diferencias de género también se reproducen en esta enfermedad. Especialistas alertaron que los cerebros femeninos manifiestan el mal de manera diferente que el de los hombres y que ellas suelen ser diagnosticadas mucho más tarde o, directamente, medicadas por una enfermedad que no padecen

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Researchers show shared genetic origin between #ALS/MND and #schizophrenia

Originally posted 2017-05-24 03:19:29.

Researchers have shown for the first time that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and schizophrenia have a shared genetic origin, indicating that the causes of these diverse conditions are biologically linked. The work has just been published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.

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Researchers develop novel genetic score to calculate age-specific risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Originally posted 2017-05-24 03:14:15.

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco, has developed a novel genetic score that allows individuals to calculate their age-specific risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), based upon genetic information.

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Study provides insights into genetic, neuronal circuit mechanisms linked to #autism’s impaired sociability

Originally posted 2017-05-24 03:17:34.

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have gained new insight into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribute to impaired sociability in some forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Led by Matthew P. Anderson, MD, PhD, Director of Neuropathology at BIDMC, the scientists determined how a gene linked to one common form of autism works in a specific population of brain cells to impair sociability. The research, published today in the journal Nature, reveals the neurobiological control of sociability and could represent important first steps toward interventions for patients with autism.

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Low-carbohydrate diet may help reverse inherited intellectual disability linked to #Kabuki syndrome

Originally posted 2016-12-28 11:17:23.

Experimenting on mice with a genetic change similar to that found in people with a rare inherited disease called Kabuki syndrome, Johns Hopkins scientists report that a very low-carbohydrate diet can “open up” DNA and improve mental function.

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Originally posted 2017-05-24 02:31:46.

The diagnosis of mental disorders is largely based on looking at a patient’s history to determine signs and symptoms that, collectively, lead to a recognizable syndrome. Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, can include hyperactivity, fidgeting, trouble focusing or the need to get up frequently. But youth at risk for bipolar disorder often initially present signs of having ADHD.The diagnosis of mental disorders is largely based on looking at a patient’s history to determine signs and symptoms that, collectively, lead to a recognizable syndrome. Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, can include hyperactivity, fidgeting, trouble focusing or the need to get up frequently. But youth at risk for bipolar disorder often initially present signs of having ADHD.

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Cinco datos poco conocidos sobre el síndrome de Asperger.

Originally posted 2016-12-28 10:55:56.

Cuando la gente escucha la expresión síndrome de Asperger, con frecuencia piensan en niños o en Albert Einstein, aunque al genio de la física nunca se le diagnosticó esta condición. Pero hay algunos datos sobre el Asperger que son menos conocidos.

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Diseñan una estrategia para combatir enfermedades como el síndrome de #Rett

Originally posted 2016-12-22 09:12:02.


Aunque nuestros genes normalmente vienen en pares (uno en cada cromosoma homólogo), a veces uno de ellos falta y el “sobreviviente” es incapaz de hacer todo el trabajo, un fenómeno llamado “haploinsuficiente”, que puede dar lugar a enfermedades muy graves como el síndrome de Rett.

Un equipo de expertos de la ‘Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati’ (SISSA), en Triste, Italia, ha adoptado con éxito una posible estrategia: el uso de técnicas de vanguardia para estimular el gen sobreviviente con el fin de que haga también el trabajo del gen que falta.

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Gifted, talented and pathologized

Originally posted 2016-06-22 15:28:13.


In her article My Adventures in Psychopharmacology, Gogo Lidz writes, “Between the ages of 16 and 21, I was prescribed more than fifteen different stimulants, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers. The cure was worse than the disease.”In her article My Adventures in Psychopharmacology, Gogo Lidz writes, “Between the ages of 16 and 21, I was prescribed more than fifteen different stimulants, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers. The cure was worse than the disease.”

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Increased #Schizophrenia Risk in Offspring of Mothers With Low Thyroxine Levels During Pregnancy – Neuroscience News

Originally posted 2016-06-22 15:31:32.

Study reveals a link between low levels of a thyroid hormone during pregnancy and schizophrenia in the offspring.

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