autism

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A $900,000 grant to Indiana University from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development will fund one of the first basic science investigations into potential connections between fever and the relief of some symptoms of autism. The study, led by Jeffrey Alberts, professor, and Christopher Harshaw, […]

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An Indiana University Bloomington study examining the viewing patterns of adults with autism and comparing them to people without autism found that gaze patterns among those with autism were surprisingly similar to one another and different from the control group. Using eye-tracking devices that measure the location of each participant’s gaze 300 times per second, […]

New approaches to autism

September 2, 2013

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Researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University have developed a new quantitative screening method for diagnosing and longitudinal tracking of autism in children after age 3. Their studies are published as part of a special collection of papers in the open-access journal Frontiers in Neuroscience titled “Autism: The Movement Perspective.” The technique involves tracking a […]

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