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Scan a Child’s Brain, Find Autism

2021 05 Apr

Autism spectrum disorders encompass a wide range of symptoms, which are often diagnosed too late to start early childhood treatment. To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day (2 April 2021), there is promising news based on research done in the laboratory of Rasha Makkia, at the University of Mary Washington, Virginia.   Traditionally, autism is diagnosed... Read more

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RSNA16: Musical Training Increases Brain Fibre Connections in Children

2016 21 Nov

According to a study to be presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, music lessons can increase brain fibre connections in children and could be used to treat autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). See Also : DTI Reveals Brain Network Disruption in Children with PTSD Pillar Dies-Suarez... Read more

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Brain Imaging Predicts Language Ability in ASD Toddlers

2015 12 Apr

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may be useful in determining future language development outcomes in toddlers with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), even before they have been formally diagnosed with the condition. The findings, reported in the journal Neuron , are from a study conducted by University of California, San Diego School of... Read more

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New MRI Diagnostic Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder

2015 17 Jan

A new brain imaging technique developed by scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes. This technique offers promising diagnostic potential once it undergoes more research and evaluation. Usually, diagnosis — an unquantifiable process based on clinical judgment... Read more