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Brains of Children With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses, Study Finds. As a baby’s brain develops, there is an explosion of synapses, the connections that allow neurons to send and receive signals.

Brains of Children With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses, Study Finds

But during childhood and adolescence, the brain needs to start pruning those synapses, limiting their number so different brain areas can develop specific functions and are not overloaded with stimuli. Now a new study suggests that in children with autism, something in the process goes awry, leaving an oversupply of synapses in at least some parts of the brain. The finding provides clues to how autism develops from childhood on, and may help explain some symptoms like oversensitivity to noise or social experiences, as well as why many people with autism also have epileptic seizures. It could also help scientists in the search for treatments, if they can develop safe therapies to fix the system the brain uses to clear extra synapses.

Autism: Rain mouse. Conradhackett : Sleep like a genius ... LaMaisondeTED : Conférence sensibilisation... Bluffton High student who brought gun, knives to school sentenced to less than 5 year in prison. A former Bluffton High School student who brought a gun and 12 knives to school in May will serve a prison sentence not to exceed five years, a judge decided Friday.

Bluffton High student who brought gun, knives to school sentenced to less than 5 year in prison

Austen Almeida, 18, was also sentenced to five years of probation, and must receive treatment and counseling for an autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and depression -- conditions that went undiagnosed until after his arrest May 1, two forensic psychiatrists said in court. If he fails to follow his probation conditions, he must serve a 10-year sentence. Circuit Court Judge Thomas Cooper read the sentence in the Beaufort County Courthouse after more than two hours of proceedings that included video of Almeida's initial interview with Bluffton police. Enseignante et Asperger : au dessus du seuil de stress tolérable… Avant d’être active dans le milieu de l’autisme, mon métier était enseignante en physique-chimie.

Enseignante et Asperger : au dessus du seuil de stress tolérable…

Après avoir eu l’agrégation, j’ai enseigné en lycée de 2000 à 2008. Puis je me suis mise en disponibilité en 2008 pour avoir du temps et de l’énergie afin d’assurer un accompagnement adapté à mon fils, mais aussi et surtout parce que ce métier ne me convenait pas du tout. En voici les raisons… Au niveau de la gestion du cours Enseigner en classe est une source de stress inouïe pour moi : avant chaque heure de cours je dois exactement planifier chaque moment du cours, le vivre dans ma tête, comme si j’apprenais un rôle avant de rentrer en scène. Je crois tout ce que les élèves disent, je ne sais pas faire la distinction entre le faux et le vrai. Spectre autistique par James Coplan traduit en Français.

ASPERGER SYNDROME IN GIRLS AND WOMEN: KEEPING UP APPEARANCES AND MISSED DIAGNOSIS. Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism In Girls and Women The female profile of Asperger Syndrome has largely been ignored in research (as compared to male research) and in definitions of Asperger Syndrome.

ASPERGER SYNDROME IN GIRLS AND WOMEN: KEEPING UP APPEARANCES AND MISSED DIAGNOSIS

This is due to a strong gender bias, with females known as ‘research orphans’, according to Yale’s Ami Klin. The boy whose brain could unlock autism — Matter. ON A RECENT VISIT to Lausanne, Kai wears a sky blue hoodie, his gray Chuck Taylor–style sneakers carefully unlaced at the top.

The boy whose brain could unlock autism — Matter

“My rapper sneakers,” he says, smiling. He speaks Hebrew and English and lives with his mother in Israel, attending a school for people with learning disabilities near Rehovot. His manner is unselfconscious, though sometimes he scowls abruptly without explanation. But when he speaks, it is obvious that he wants to connect, even when he can’t answer a question. Seeking-autisms-biochemical-roots. Photo The biochemist Ricardo E.

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Dolmetsch has pioneered a major shift in autism research, largely putting aside behavioral questions to focus on cell biology and biochemistry. Autism Can Start During Second Trimester of Pregnancy. Le Cerveau d'Hugo (film documentaire) Autism means art for Stephen Wiltshire. Tony Attwood - ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler. Broadcast date: Thursday 2 February 2012 Professor Tony Attwood returns to 'Conversations' to talk about his latest research into women and girls who have Asperger's Syndrome.

Tony Attwood - ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler

He says there are more women with Asperger's than previously thought. Since his last visit, there has also been a revelation in Tony's own family. What It's Like on the Autism Spectrum - James Hamblin. Intense stories of family with autism spectrum disorder, as submitted by Atlantic readers barockschloss/flickr In our print magazine this month, Hanna Rosin tells the story of her son Jacob's diagnosis with Asperger syndrome, in the context of the psychiatric community's recent change in the definition of the disorder to part of what's now known as autism spectrum disorder.

What It's Like on the Autism Spectrum - James Hamblin

We received a lot of thoughtful responses from readers who have experience with the disorder in their own lives, themselves or their families, about how the diagnosis has affected them, and what the changes in definition mean to everyone. Letting Go of Asperger’s - Hanna Rosin. Months after our son was diagnosed, the label officially disappeared.

Letting Go of Asperger’s - Hanna Rosin

And that turned out to be a good thing. Jon Han In January 2013, a psychologist diagnosed our 10-year-old son, Jacob, with Asperger’s syndrome. Four months later, the American Psychiatric Association declared that Asperger’s was no longer a valid diagnosis, and removed it from the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The about-face stung, not least because my husband and I had procrastinated for so long before having Jacob evaluated.

The term Asperger’s was becoming shorthand for hyper-focused, often precocious talent and a socially awkward personality—a potential lonely misfit or even, as Nora Ephron once wrote, a “prick,” the kind of guy who might cook up a social-media site in his dorm room to take revenge on some girl who had spurned him. For John Elder Robison, the revision amounts to an abrupt and unwelcome assault on an all-important identity. Adulte surdoué: comment gérer la différence? Tinyurl. On dit toujours que la réalité dépasse la fiction.

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Pourtant, la solution à un casse-tête médical a été trouvée... dans un épisode de la série Dr House. Un Allemand de 55 ans souffrait d'une batterie de symptômes: une insuffisance cardiaque aussi sévère qu'inexplicable, une fièvre d'origine inconnue, une inquiétante déficience visuelle et auditive ainsi qu'une mystérieuse inflammation de l'oesophage. Fort de sa culture télévisuelle, un professeur de la Clinique universitaire de Marbourg (centre), Juergen R. Schaefer, a fait le rapprochement avec un épisode dans lequel était évoqué un cas improbable d'empoisonnement au cobalt, rapporte ce vendredi The Lancet. Une prothèse en métal Le problème venait en fait des prothèses de hanche du patient. Comment reconnaître un adulte surdoué? Des surdoués, vous en avez sûrement autour de vous, mais vous n'avez peut-être jamais pensé à les identifier comme tels.

Sans doute connaissez-vous quelqu'un qui vous fascine par ses connaissances, vous charme par son brio et son impertinence ou encore vous agace par de longues explications fourmillant de détails, ou vous interrompt par des questions qui paraissent sans rapport. Des personnalités souvent hypersensibles.